1989 is just that, as it comes equiped with an array of catchy pop anthems. Taylor is still herself at heart, as she manages to maintain her artist integrity despite the different sounding style. It's effortlessly catchy and everything you'd want from Taylor, with hit anthems such as "Shake It Off", "Out of the Woods", "Bad Blood" and more!
"You took a Polaroid of us, Then discovered the rest of the world was black and white" is a line which proves that Taylor is dedicated to sticking with the 80's theme on this record in which the title embodies, and "Out of the Woods" is certainly one of the most iconic songs that particularly channels the era quite swiftly.
I also must applause the structure of the album as each track flows carelessly. Particularly the smart move of placing the New York ode, "Welcome To New York" as the first track. It subtly is a welcoming message for fans to a brand "new soundtrack". Plus props to Taylor writing alongside Imogen Heap on "Clean".. only The OC fans know how awesome this is.
VERDICT: While Taylor may have gone full pop with 1989, she still manages to retain truthful to her roots. It's fresh, pop-tastic, catchy and pretty much everything you'd want from Taylor!
Best Tracks: Bad Blood, Style, Out of The Woods, Welcome To New York, All You Had To Do Was Stay, I Know Places, New Romance.