“reputation” (4/7)

Rank: “Love Story”

“Love Story” was revolutionary for the time. It took Taylor to mainstream radio and was regarded as her best work at the time. “reputation” was a similar milestone for the singer. She shed her good girl image and reinvented herself for this album. And though I appreciate the consistent branding of “reputation,” I think the sentiment of some of the revenge songs (“I Did Something Bad,” “This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”) can lack maturity. “Love Story” is also childish, but in a hopeless romantic, never-been-heartbroken way. Both the album and the song are good, but not great. 

Written by Abby Sacks

Student at the University of Virginia studying Psychology and Media Studies. When not writing or hanging out with my cat, can be found watching too much bad TV and being too old for TikTok but enjoying it anyway.

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