Review: "Midnights" by Taylor Swift

by Annie Bober (she/her)

Worldwide sensation Taylor Swift again amazed listeners with the release of her newest album, “Midnights,” on Oct. 21. Initially, I was skeptical, but the more I listened to it, the more it grew on me. Most songs have an upbeat tempo, contradicting the deep, meaningful lyrics with multiple layers to them.

Taylor Swift has been called a ‘lyrical genius’ in the past and “Midnights” brought that to a new level, becoming the most streamed album in a single day on Spotify.

Swift has won over 320 awards for her songs so far. She digs into topics, such as her deepest insecurities, which are very relatable to many listeners. “Midnights” is no different. For example, the song “Anti-hero” has lyrics about her comparing herself to others. She also describes the feeling of being in love in “Lavender Haze.”

Although some may criticize the fact that Swift has explored countless genres, I believe it makes her brave for her willingness to try new things. In my opinion, “Midnights” is a mix of previous albums; it explores the idea of falling in love which is similar to “Lover” and “1989,” but it also has an edge to it that makes me think of “Reputation.”

My favorite songs on “Midnights” are constantly changing, but if I had to narrow it down, I would pick “Labyrinth” and “Midnight Rain.” What draws me to these songs is that you can analyze every line and notice the little details she subtly slips into the lyrics that reveal a deeper meaning.

Overall, I love this album and give it a 5/5. I will definitely have it on repeat for months to come.