Taylor Swift The Tortured Poets Department
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Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
April 25th 2024


47772 Comments


this album is kind of insane lol. only when you're guaranteed millions of sales would you even think of releasing something this long, self-involved without any obvious hits. I kind of respect it, both for being an obvious future underdog and making absolutely no concessions to the audience whatsoever, but a lot of the obvious criticisms definitely ring true

I guess a breakup album about Matty Healy naturally is gonna feature some bad lyrics but these are truly awful and way too wordy for the songs most of the time? can't think of an album in recent memory that's crying out more for an editor. for some reason the bonus/second disc has most of the highlights too, Black Dog and the closing three song run are all really good. first disc is an absolute slog, Antonoff strikes again

nightbringer
April 25th 2024


2733 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

No safe place on Sput to share how much I'm loving this record, every thread is cursed :[

Gyromania
April 25th 2024


37221 Comments


Entirely too many words are being written about TS these days

AmericanFlagAsh
April 25th 2024


13480 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yup yup yup Rowan, everything you said

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
April 26th 2024


61251 Comments

Album Rating: 2.4

NO MORE WORDS

Jurtz
April 26th 2024


2115 Comments


This is what having an ego the size of a football field does to you

DocSportello
April 26th 2024


3400 Comments


It’s a lot like how Dark Souls, and other games by developer FromSoftware, approach their storytelling. The Tortured Poets Department is a confusing, off-putting experience, one that requires a deep dive to understand. Especially grating tracks like “Florida!!!” are akin to the notorious poison swamps of many FromSoftware games. It’s an incredibly risky yet confident statement from Swift that makes me see TTPD in a more positive light

neekafat
Staff Reviewer
April 27th 2024


26411 Comments

Album Rating: 2.9

Starting to think maybe she can only do it with a broken heart

Koris
Staff Reviewer
April 27th 2024


21388 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

^ True, and that gets to one of the biggest issues with the album. She really doesn't have much of anything to lament here compared to previous albums, so the whole experience is just her desperately reaching for the smallest nuggets of sorrow or relationship woes to fill out an album. And when the album in question is two fucking hours long... yeah, that stretches thin really quickly

Gyromania
April 28th 2024


37221 Comments


https://kotaku.com/taylor-swift-tortured-poets-department-dark-souls-1851439461

I knew this album reminded me of something…

nol
April 28th 2024


12280 Comments


“I guess a breakup album about Matty Healy naturally is gonna feature some bad lyrics but these are truly awful and way too wordy for the songs most of the time?”

bro you like the album where the guy says corn like 4 times

nol
April 28th 2024


12280 Comments


I bet you like phoebe bridgers

nol
April 28th 2024


12280 Comments


we, as a whole, need to discuss the fact that many of the indie darlings this website supports make music/lyrics equally dreadful to this album

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
April 28th 2024


47772 Comments


"bro you like the album where the guy says corn like 4 times"

jesse what the fuck are you talking about

nol
April 28th 2024


12280 Comments


you know exactly what I’m talking about

pizzamachine
April 29th 2024


27394 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Yeeeeeeah

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
April 29th 2024


47772 Comments


...unironically i truly have no idea. is this one of those things i said once that you've held onto for 7 years like with most of our interactions lmao

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
April 29th 2024


61251 Comments

Album Rating: 2.4

is a reference to the adjy record you declared the salvation of romantic verse for whatever year it dropped, and then abruptly bailed on when it was balloting hr, or whatever

"we, as a whole, need to discuss the fact that many of the indie darlings this website supports make music/lyrics equally dreadful to this album"

lol sure, stick em up

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
April 29th 2024


47772 Comments


oh yea that's certainly an album i liked for a bit. glad you have the dossiers required to remember everyone else's voting fallacies from half a decade ago, that is a totally normal thing to care about

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
April 29th 2024


47772 Comments


i need spreadsheets to keep up with some of the shit y'all keep on the brain swear to god lmao



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