hi lovelies!! as many of you may know, last week taylor swift's surprise 8th album, folklore, came out. it's very different from any of her past work - a whispery, alternative collection of songs about fiction characters, real people, and herself. now, it's my favorite album of hers thus far (unseating 1989 from its throne) and i simply must rank the songs in it. i really wish i could give them all #1 spots because to be honest it was just that good, but i can't.

now, i understand that not all of you may agree with me, but that's okay - this is just my opinion. with that, let's begin:

1. betty / the lakes

house, beautiful, and place image boy, girl, and sex image
in the garden, would you trust me?

2. illicit affairs

affair, Assistant, and company image hand and vintage image
you showed me colors you know i can't see when i'm with anyone else

3. invisible string

book image Temporarily removed
all along there was some invisible string, tying you to me

4. mad woman

aesthetic, girl, and mirror image badass, beautiful, and Gotham image
fuck you forever

5. peace

rain, midnight in paris, and couple image Breakfast at Tiffany's, audrey hepburn, and movie image
but the rain is always gonna come if you're standing with me

6. august

grunge, nature, and pretty image couple, love, and hug image
salt air & the rust on your door

7. hoax

city, city love, and stars image Image by worthless
your faithless love's the only hoax i believe in

8. the 1

folklore, Lyrics, and phrases image Taylor Swift and folklore image
we were something, don't you think so?

9. seven

folklore, seven, and Taylor Swift image Image by Private User
love you to the moon and to saturn

10. the last great american dynasty

house, beach, and nature image seashell image
there goes the maddest woman this town has ever seen

11. this me trying

Image by αทαťҽɾɾα☼☽☆゚ girly, girl, and raindrops image
i was so ahead of the curve that the curve became a sphere

12. my tears ricochet

girl, staystrong, and tears image quotes, purple, and sad image
i didn't have it in myself to go with grace & so the battleships will sink beneath the waves

13. exile

Image by Private User autumn, fall, and nature image
you're not my homeland anymore, so what am i defending now?

14. epiphany

bottle, sea, and beach image clouds, sky, and sun image
just one simple glimpse of release to make some sense of what you've seen

#15. cardigan

aesthetic, beige, and clothes image cardigan, folklore, and taylorswift image
i knew you tried to change the ending, peter losing wendy

16. mirrorball

rose gold image disco, red, and heels image
i'm still on that tightrope

i hope you enjoyed this article (and have listened to folklore)!! thank you so much for reading.

- c