THE BLOG POST AND RANKINGS NO ONE ASKED FOR BUT HERE IT IS. What a year it has been for Taylor Swift. Two albums, both fantastic in their own right. […]
THE BLOG POST AND RANKINGS NO ONE ASKED FOR BUT HERE IT IS. What a year it has been for Taylor Swift. Two albums, both fantastic in their own right. A crowning achievement for an artist making the most of a quarantine situation.
Below are my rankings for all the songs on folklore and evermore. For my taste, folklore is a steadier album, but evermore has a higher ceiling in terms of its best songs. Both immensely listenable, but different in their own rights.
32. epiphany (folklore)
- Just my least favorite *shrug emoji*
31. closure (evermore)
- I understand the sentiment of this song and not being on someone else’s timeline of achieving that closure, but again the music of this song is eeek.
30. dorthea (evermore)
- I never know when this song passes through my ears, and that says something. Just no sticking power for me.
29. the lakes (folklore)
- I’ll be honest I haven’t listen to this song a lot and I just don’t have a strong take on it.
28. long story short (evermore)
- The song that I think missed on the biggest potential on evermore.
27. hoax (folklore)
- A song about a toxic relationship…I can understand and dig it. I think this song is maybe hard for me to listen too because it regards staying in a relationship rather than being alone. I have been in that situation before.
26. seven (folklore)
- I think I should like this song more because of lines like this: “And I’ve been meaning to tell you…I think your house is haunted…Your dad is always mad and that must be why…And I think you should come live with me”
25. cowboy like me (evermore)
- A song from the point of view of a player player. Everyone has tricks up their sleeve and it matters if you wanna play the game or not.
24. marjorie (evermore)
- As a sad song, I was expecting this one to hit in the feels more. This point may be wear I draw the line in terms of putting on a playlist.
23. gold rush (evermore)
- This is one of the few songs where I enjoy the music aspects more than the lyrics.
22. this is me trying (folklore)
- I really love the lyrics of this song. But the sound of the song lowers it a smidge. But this is on the sad sorrow playlist.
21. peace (folklore)
- Does Taylor Swift give me peace? You bet your life savings she does. The way Taylor sings this song swoons me.
20. ivy (evermore)
- I vote this as a song that will grow in my appreciation as years go on, but as for now, it is just percolating.
19. evermore (evermore)
- LET BON IVER SHINE MORE. There is too much production on this song.
18. mad women (folklore)
- I think this song is more directed at women and is beloved by them. I get the undertones of it, and for those messages I applaud. I think it has been a bit overpraised but still rock out to it.
17. no body, no crime (evermore)
- THIS SONG DOES NOT DESERVE THE HATE IT HAS RECEIVED.
16. august (folklore)
- Summer loven’, happened so fast! We have all had the relationship that was seasonal and wondered if it was something more.
15. exile (folklore)
- Okay, yes, “exile” has been overplayed. HOWEVER, Bon Iver still owns this track and is the major reason to listen.
14. willow (evermore)
- While the song didn’t blow me away, it still hits all the classic Taylor Swift touchstones. Just a pallet cleanser if you will.
13. last great american dynasty (folklore)
- Sucker for a song that tells a story, that I am. A story about not fitting in and getting blamed for it? Works well for me!
12. coney island (evermore)
- I want to go sit on a bench at Coney Island and listen to this song on repeat.
11. cardigan (folklore)
- This song is really in the title. It is a song that is comforting. It reminds me of the younger, cute love version of TSwift.
10. tolerate it (evermore)
- A heart-wrencher. Just love to sit in the dark and listen to it.
9. the 1 (folklore)
- “I’m doing good I am on some new shit.” – All you need to know.
8. betty (folklore)
- Still love this song, but the lyrics and story of the song are not profound. Love singing along to it even if I don’t hold it such high regard as I first did.
7. mirrorball (folklore)
- Again this rose up the rankings after listening to the album for a couple of months. We all pretend to be someone we aren’t often.
6. my tears ricochet (folklore)
- So sad. Tears. So sad. I love it.
5. illicit affairs (folklore)
- Was atop my folklore power rankings for a long time. Only recently supplemented by “Invisible Strings.”
4. champagne problems (evermore)
- This song may have the longest staying power of any on the pair of albums.
3. invisble strings (folklore)
- Probably the best written song on folklore? Has risen my power rankings in the months since listening.
2. ’tis the damn season (evermore)
- May end up being the most listened song off evermore for me.
1. happiness (evermore)
- One of my favorite songs Taylor Swift has ever put out.