I'm a little late but I'm finally writing my review on folklore and I am ecstatic! Let's get started!

the 1

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If my wishes came true, it would've been you...

This song is so strong lyrically to start off the album. It has a bit of pop influence which makes the song fun to listen to but when you pay attention to the lyrics you realize how sad it actually it is. Perfect way to start off how achingly heartbreaking this whole album is.

cardigan

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I knew you, hand under my sweatshirt, baby kiss it better.

The music video for "cardigan" is absolutely STUNNING! This song is so different, so new and just beautiful. Dare I say, this is the best song on the album lyrically and I listen to it allll the time.

the last great american dynasty

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Filled the pool with champagne and swam with the big names.

THE STORY BEHIND HER RHODE ISLAND HOUSE!!! I freaked out to know she wrote about the history of her rhode island home... I ADORE everything about this song!

exile

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You're not my homeland anymore...

Usually I am not a fan of collabs and to be honest this one had to grow on me. But now I love it and it's stunning and again... LYRICS!!!

my tears ricochet

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If I'm dead to you, why are you at the wake?

Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful. Taylor Swift working with Jack Antonoff is always her best work and this song proves that!!! I'm in love with this ballad, it's my favourite song on the album.

mirrorball

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I'm still a believer and I don't know why.

At first, this wasn't my favourite song and it took a while for it to grow on me but when I really listen to the lyrics and am able to connect with them it makes me love this song SO much. It hit close to home.

seven

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I've been meaning to tell you, I think your house is haunted...

From what I've gathered, this song is about an abusive household. Sad sad song but also beautiful in a way.

August

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Canceled my plans just in case you'd call.

A teenage love. I love this song a lot because I can relate to it. It came out at the exact time I went through my hardest heartbreak and this song felt comforting in a way. It hurts to listen to but I love being to connect to music and this one does it for me.

this is me trying

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It's hard to be anywhere these days when all I want is you.

Taylor's been through SO much so this song made me really emotional. I'm just so grateful Taylor came back to us and still continues to write music for us because I don't know what I'd do without her.

illicit affairs

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A dwindling, mercurial high.

THE BRIDGE IS MY FAVOURITE!!! WOW! WOW! WOW! What a heartbreaking but stunning song with amazing lyrics!

invisible string

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Isn't it just so pretty to think, all along there was some invisible string tying you to me?

What a cute song about her relationship with Joe!!! This one makes me so happy to know Taylor found her forever person, it gives me some hope. She deserves all the love in the world.

mad woman

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They strike to kill and you know I will.

Taylor Swift swearing in her songs is my new religion!!! You can just hear the amount of hurt, the people who shall not be named, put her through but she came out of it so strong.

epiphany

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Some things you just can't speak about.

This one makes me cry and is extremely hard to listen to it. The heartbeats at the very end of the song is just... wow. Heartbreaking message in this song but an important one.

betty

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If you kiss me will it be just like I dreamed it?

One of my favourite songs on this album!!! I love story-telling (which is why I love Taylor) and the storyline in this one is so amazingly well written. The story-telling perfectly encapsulates what a Taylor Swift song is!

peace

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People think love's for show but I would die for you in secret.

Another lyrical masterpiece. I don't have much to say about this one because I'm in such of awe of it, I love it so much.

hoax

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You know I left a part of me back in New York.

Again, THE BRIDGE!!! WOW!!! I love love love this song but it has no right to be as sad as it is... This one makes me cry too.

Overall Album Rating: 10/10

P.s I haven't heard the lakes yet but when I do I might make it's own article for it :)