Folklore (studio album) by Taylor Swift

Folklore
Folklore by Taylor Swift
Year: 2020
Release date: 2020-07-24
Overall rank: 2,083rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 251 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2020 (5th)
Award Top 10 albums of the 2020s (5th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,083rd)
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Taylor Swift bestography

Folklore is ranked 3rd best out of 11 albums by Taylor Swift on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Taylor Swift is 1989 which is ranked number 1154 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,602.

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Folklore track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 79 (72 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 251 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 17% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.1/100, a mean average of 73.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.7.

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70/100
From 03/10/2021 04:50
Pound for pound my favorite Taylor Swift album. None of the songs stick out a ton (I liked Cardigan and Betty) but I enjoyed it as a cohesive experience. Would recommend.
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From 02/01/2021 02:16
Everyone on here who rips on Taylor always makes it obvious that they went into it intending to rip on Taylor.
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From 01/26/2021 01:30
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75/100
From 01/17/2021 10:57
It's just OK
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70/100
From 01/08/2021 06:41
It's nice, it's the first album where I think I actually enjoy Swift's sound throughout it's (ultimately over)long runtime, if not ultimately Taylor herself, as this still ends up being a very "Me Me Me" record despite the best intentions to hide her usually self-defeating awareness of Taylor the Icon over Taylor the Individual Performer. Given I think this probably would've worked better as a 35-minute release and would have felt like a nice little frozen moment in time, but ultimately past the halfway mark the illussion sort of dissipates of her release being more geniunely pastoral and form-breaking and then it's really just borrowing from many trendier below-the-line sounds (not too polished, not truly lo-fi) that have been active in her lifetime as a recording artist, though again for at least half of the running time she is doing something more interesting with these hand-me-downs than one would expect. That doesn't ultimately last though, as it eventually descends into kind of a second-rate faux-indie-folk/Antonoff-approved guitar/alt-r&b fusion that starts to sound rather trite as it goes along, and maybe lacks some of the grander soundscapes and emotional weight of say another major Antonoff-produced slice of mega s/s artpop, NFR.

In other words, it's a fine release, it creates a really silky, charming atmosphere with the music even if Taylor doesn't really crack her shell enough here and deliver something that truly feels warm and intimate. And really all honesty doesn't seem that big of a step up of another mostly strong if turgid set of songs that was Lover, though this perhaps feels a bit more like an actual album rather than a spotify playlist. I donno, maybe shame on me for wishing this was more Teen Dream than i, i.
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100/100
From 12/12/2020 02:38
I have never been able to make it through a Taylor Swift record before now and I'm convinced now that a lot of it was the production. The songwriting isn't even that markedly different with this record and it just...works. The stripped down production really brings out the best in her songwriting. It feels intimate and sincere in a way that I just haven't felt from her before. I never thought I'd say it, but this is a contender for AOTY for me.
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95/100
From 12/09/2020 14:13
thank you for thıs album
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60/100
From 11/25/2020 15:37
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From 11/19/2020 13:11
Bela mudança para Taylor, que é sempre uma excelente letrista!
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