“1989”

Jimmy Pyles

Taylor Swift’s “1989” is finally out, and honestly I haven’t been this excited since Starbucks introduced the pumpkin spice latte.

I love me some T-Swift, so I’m glad that she is finally making a pop album, because after “Red,” it would have been hard for her to go back to country.

“Shake it Off” is easily the best song on the album. Any song that has me moving like I’m swatting a bee away from my face is great in my book. On days when my haters are trying to keep me down, it helps me remember that I’m perfect just like Tay.

All the components of the song mesh well together, from the simple drum beat to the subtle horn section to the effortlessness and range of Taylor’s vocals. It is easily one of the best pop songs of the year.

With all these amazing tracks, it’s hard to pick faves, but “I Wish You Would” and “Blank Space” would have to take the cake.

“I Wish You Would” reminds me of a song from the 90’s. The guitar riffs and vocal pattern makes it one of the better tracks on the album.

“Blank Space” has typical Taylor lyrics, which I enjoy more as pop songs. It’s one of the few songs in which I like the verses more than the chorus.

I hope “Bad Blood” is Tay’s next single. The chorus is so powerful, it shows off her range perfectly and not to mention, it’s super catchy.

Also, this song is supposedly about Katy Perry, who we all know is just poor man’s Taylor.

One teensy prob with the album is the fact that Taylor’s voice is covered up by so many sound effects. They clearly overworked the album. Just let my girl sing.

I understand it’s a pop record, but not every pop album needs to sound like someone singing in an empty swimming pool.

She’s T-Swift, not T-Pain.

If you don’t like this album then you’re just a typical Tay-Hater. If you don’t drive to Target ASAP to buy the deluxe album, you’re so basic, and I’m going to have to unfollow you on Instagram.