Taylor Swift Shakes off the Drama: “Lover” Album Review

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Lover: The title of Taylor Swift’s seventh album isn’t misleading. After 2017’s bitter and combative Reputation she’s returned to the wide-eyed but incisive romantic pop that made her a superstar. At 18 tracks long, Lover is more sprawling and further from flawless than her 2014 pop crossover 1989. But it succeeds in spite of its clunkier moments because Swift’s melodies are frequently dazzling and her loved-up lyrics are ultimately quite touching.

Highlight Tracks: The ManLover, Cruel Summer, Paper Rings

Memorable lyrics: “If I were a man, I’d be a fearless leader, I’d be an alpha type; For everyone to believe ya, wonder what’s that like?”

Staff Review: 4/5 stars.

Recommended for: People who love pop music with good melodies and meanings behind it.