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  • Summary: The seventh full-length studio release for the country pop artist features a guest appearances from the Dixie Chicks and Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco.
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ME!
[Intro: Taylor Swift] I promise that you'll never find another like me [Verse 1: Taylor Swift] I know that I'm a handful, baby, uh I know I never... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Aug 26, 2019
    91
    As always, Lover is an album Swift made for her fans. But it also feels like a record she made for herself, unburdened by external expectations and her own past.
  2. Sep 3, 2019
    80
    Lover is a fabulous record, full of super-fun standout pop hits that make your heart burst. It oozes with Swift’s much more palatable upbeat sass. She’s in love and also thinking about different kinds of love.
  3. 75
    The maturation through Taylor Swift’s career has also shown her react to personal change in real time. ... Maturity for Taylor Swift means shrugging off what isn’t worth a fight, looking inward rather than blaming others, and being able to admit when you were wrong.
  4. Sep 3, 2019
    70
    Ultimately, Lover is overstuffed and meandering, but serves as a positive reprieve from her past struggles in the public eye, and represents an artist at the peak of her creativity, power, and—one hopes—continued romantic bliss.
  5. Aug 26, 2019
    70
    Ultimately, the album’s highlights are those songs where the voice and sentiment we hear is truly her own, the enthralling, stirring, emotion- manipulating voice that’s threaded its way through every album since her 2006 debut, not the voice that leans too close to what the pop music machine demands.
  6. Aug 27, 2019
    58
    Even the bright spots in the album’s composition—the off-beat piano cascades in “Death By A Thousand Cuts” and the pulsating synth of “Cruel Summer” (thank you, St. Vincent) are particular standouts—are overshadowed by the musical anticlimax on most tracks, especially on “The Archer.”

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  1. Aug 31, 2019
    10
    I love this album and I hope all the reviews are fair and not destructive. Album so good
  2. Aug 24, 2019
    10
    The best album of her carrier, excellent vocals and lyrics. “False God” and “Cruel Summer” as powerful songs.
  3. Aug 23, 2019
    10
    This is simply the album of the year, the productions are exceptional. Swift is an amazing songwriter, the lyrics are so good. Great work!
  4. Aug 31, 2019
    10
    pop perfection, love it so much. everything pop was needing recently. taylor always serves the best music, she deserves the best
  5. Aug 24, 2019
    10
    Great job and album, Taylor. This album makes me happy every time I hear it.
  6. Aug 23, 2019
    10
    Lyrically her best album, it combines everything that’s good about Taylor in every single one of her past eras but making it brand new andLyrically her best album, it combines everything that’s good about Taylor in every single one of her past eras but making it brand new and refreshing without sacrificing the intimacy and the essence of her writing. Amazing Expand
  7. Aug 30, 2019
    0
    In the beginning ME! featuring the other artist seemed reasonable track to be a single. However, when the entire album came out we did not getIn the beginning ME! featuring the other artist seemed reasonable track to be a single. However, when the entire album came out we did not get the vibe of the whole sense and particular feelings of the album. Expand

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