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    Wouldn't say that tbh. Fans and critics would have understood the meaning behind the song and music video far easier than Look What You Made Me Do which they assumed that it is supposedly a diss track towards Kim, Kanye and Katy Perry.
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    Well indeed. She served her purpose with the rep era and i don't see any reason why she and her new label have to look for excuses to not do a proper promo rollout with the TS7 era. It is about time that the good old days from her past eras come back to life because we've been missing that from Taylor Swift.
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    Yeah but the idea to release Look What You Made Me Do as a single was a terrible idea as everybody thought that Taylor was dragging Kimye and Katy (while i think it is a satirical song in it's meaning) and it didn't help matters that she embraced a darker image and made pop songs with trap/hip hop beats and people started to call her as ''pretentious'' and ''try hard''. Can you blame them though? Delicate would have been far more appropriate as the lead single as people would have appreciated the overall message and video and there backlash that happened with LWYMMD wouldn't have existed in the first place. And there is also something bizarre in seeing Taylor wear edgy outfits and swear for the first time in a song. It didn't feel like Taylor Swift to me.
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    To clarify, the era did great commercially. There is no doubt about that. But on the other hand, outside from the tour and 2 award show appearances, if you are gonna compare it to the Speak Now, Red and 1989 eras, reputation EASILY falls flat on its face in regards of promo rollout, interviews, award show appearances etc. There was barely any of that and to make matters worse, barely anything happened from August 2017 til May 2018.
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    A tour doesn't necessarily make up for the lack of promo and opportunities. Doesn't help matters that many couldn't afford (myself included) to attend especially for the fact that Europe, Asia and Latin America got paid dust
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    sorry but i have to disagree here. From August 2017 til May 2018 barely anything happened. It did not feel like an era, it felt like phase of releasing an album and nothing else. it doesn't help matters that there was some drama with the fandom due to the Ticketmaster Verified Fan controversy, the feeling of disappointment due to the lack of promo rollout and also Europe, Asia and Latin America being paid dust on the tour.
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    I'm hoping for real that it will happen because i've been letdown by comeback eras too many times recently tbh.
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    I also think that it is worth mentioning that there is something contradictory about the reputation era being ''for the fans''. Why do i say that? Because Europe, Asia and Latin America got paid dust on the tour. Her singles (especially Look What You Made Me Do and Ready For It) divided the fanbase Plenty of fans were turning away from Taylor due to the Ticketmaster Verified Fan controversy. And plenty complained about the lack of activity in the rep era. Yeah, the era did well commercially but dig a little deeper, and you will see what i mean.
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    Unpopular opinion: There was always something awkward to me about Taylor Swift wearing dark clothes, being edgy, making pop songs with hip hop beats and rapping and it is about time to get it out of my chest. I'm not calling her ''try hard'' by any means, i just think that for a while watching Taylor like that made me feel i didn't know her anymore in the sense that i wasn't feeling like watching Taylor Swift, a sweet natured woman who made songs about shaking off the haters.
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    Well, country fans OF COURSE were gonna be disappointed with Taylor making a pop album but she delivered quality with 1989 and deserved all the success it got. Hoping that the TS7 era AND album will make up for the disappointment because you have NO IDEA how awful it was waiting from August 2017 til May 2018 for something big to happen. Remember when ALL OF US thought that Taylor Swift was gonna deliver an iconic performance of LWYMMD at the 2017 VMAs? Remember Taylor Swift being in talks to perform at the 2017 MTV EMAs in London where she was nominated for 6 awards, her label chose SNL instead and she lost all of her awards to Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello? Remember when it was rumored (thanks to Global Citizen) that Taylor Swift was gonna attend the 2018 BRITs and eventually skipped it and lost Best International Female Artist to Lorde?? Those were some REALLY dark days.
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    I'm still wondering how did her producers thought that Taylor Swift rapping on Ready For It and End Game would be a good idea. As i mentioned, the idea of Taylor rapping it feels to me like her producers wanted Taylor to fit in with today's pop music by making her rap and try hip hop/trap beats as a way to catch up with rappers who were dominating in 2016 and 2017.
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    Yeah but compare TIWWCHNT, IDSB, LWYMMD and Ready For It to most pop songs today. Those songs may be different in Taylor's discography but it's nearly the same as most pop songs which are built around trap/hip hop beats and those rolling hi hats which have been dominating the Mainstream since 2016. Believe it or not, almost EVERYBODY (including rock bands like Imagine Dragons, Linkin Park and even 30 Seconds To Mars) experimented with trap and the results spoke for themselves. 1989 was an experimental record and YET DID NOT PANDER TO TRENDS. There were sparks of creativity along with sleek production, sticky melodies and catchy as hell choruses. While reputation has gems like Getaway Car, New Year's Day, King Of My Heart, Gorgeous and ESPECIALLY Delicate but there are many moments that also baffle me.
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    by boring i meant lack of promo, interviews etc. I know that it was intended to be that way but it was boring nevertheless. I have a twitter account but that doesn't change the complexity of the era. Barely anything happened from August 2017 til May 2018. Only 2 award show appearances is extremely disappointing for her comeback era.
  14. It is a decent song. I'm not a fan of the EDM beat drop in the chorus but i appreciate the verses and the ''Romeo and Juliet''-esque storyline within the lyrics. It's moments like this that showcase that Taylor is still a good songwriter, but the production choices from her producers are not fitting enough.
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    ''Re-arrange the era'' Pretty much everything tbh: August 2017: Surprise performance of LWYMMD at the VMAs November 2017: Ellen interview (1st week) Performance of Call It What You Want and Gorgeous at the MTV EMAs in London (2nd week, 12th November) SNL performance (18th November) February 2018: Surprise appearance at the BRIT awards and performance of End Game with Ed Sheeran March 2018: Performance of Delicate (Acoustic) at the iHeartRadio Awards. August 2018: Getaway Car as single. I get it, she wanted to be private but the reputation era was supposed to be her comeback era after EVERYONE thought that she was over in 2016. OF COURSE, i had big expectations for that era. Not to mention that barely anything happened from August 2017 til May 2018. It's great that she is happy currently but i wish i could say the same for the era because it was so boring.
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