Midnights Album Review

If you are a Swiftie as I am, you probably have been listening to Taylor Swift’s new album, Midnights. Taylor Swift released her tenth studio album on Thursday night at midnight (fitting, right?). Then for her “super chaotic surprise” she released seven additional tracks at 3 a.m. 


This album is somewhat different from what Swift has released in the past. There was more of a synth sound than in the past. It is as if she strayed away from her old acoustic sound and embraced a completely modern sound. However, the differences are not intense. After multiple listens, I found that there are plenty of similarities to songs on other albums, whether sonically, lyrically, or thematically. I found similarities to 1989, Reputation, Red, and even Folklore. If you haven’t listened to Midnights yet and you like any of these other albums, I recommend you check it out.

Initially, I wasn’t a big fan of the album. Then on Friday, whenever I tried to listen to something else, streaming anything else did not feel right. Synth-pop has not been my preference, but I found every song to be sonically pleasing. Some of the major themes of the album include: revenge, love, self-loathe, and even independence  


The album’s opening track, “Lavender Haze”, is a massive ear-worm that completely sets the stage for the rest of the album. After Swift’s lead single, “Anti-Hero”, came the most disappointing song on the album, “Snow On The Beach”. I was very excited for this song when I saw that Lana Del Ray was a feature (the only feature on the album). I felt that putting Lana Del Ray, a vocal powerhouse, on backing vocals was a complete waste of a feature. The song also feels like the weakling on the album; it’s boring compared to the rest of the album because of it’s lack of deep lyrics and interesting production. One of my favorite songs on the album was “Midnight Rain.”This song’s production shocked me the most with its intro. 


“Midnights” will win plenty of awards and get the praise it deserves. Every song is a pleasure to hear and addictive.. Taylor Swift has not lost any “touch”;this album proves it. I rate this album 5/5 stars.