Taylor Swift - Midnights
Critic Score
Based on 34 reviews
2022 Ratings: #153 / 805
Year End Rank: #10
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2022 Rank: #879
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Guardian
With its confident songwriting and understated synth-pop, Swift’s sophisticated 10th album indicates that she no longer feels she has to compete with her peers.
100
Rolling Stone
Her tenth album returns to the dazzling synth-pop of albums like '1989' and 'Reputation,' with lyrics caught between a love story and a revenge plot.
100
The Independent

The subtle melodies of Midnights take time to sink their claws in. But Swift’s feline vocal stealth and assured lyrical control ensures she keeps your attention.

100
Gigwise
From the instrumental decision, purposeful phrasings and self-assured experimentation, Taylor Swift has delivered an album unlike anything else she’s ever made but levelling up everything prior.
100
Dork
It’s pared back, leaning into its title as a late-night record and delivering an album’s worth of the hazy, fluorescent moments that peppered her big pop trio before.
90
Albumism

Midnights is an effervescent addition to Swift’s canon, an intimate glimpse and continuation of her story.

90
American Songwriter

Midnights is a golden thread tying where Swift has been and where she’s going—referencing her old material while still making leaps and bounds forward.

86
Spectrum Culture
On her 10th album, Swift tells a more comprehensive story than ever before, blending previous pop styles and further widening her songwriting collaborations for another sprawling and genuinely fun album.
85
Under the Radar

Whilst lyrically Midnights doesn’t quite match the poetic grandeur of folklore and evermore, there’s plenty of fun to be had, even Swift’s less elegant rhymes don’t jar, served up as they are, with a knowing wink and delivered in an engaging, relatable conversational tone.

83
A.V. Club

Taylor Swift moves away from the experimental magic of folklore and evermore and delivers a giddy, self-reflective crusade with Midnights.

83
Entertainment Weekly
Despite the restless-slumber concept that drifts through its songs, a serene acceptance lurks beneath the singer's 10th studio album.
80
Rolling Stone UK
The latest remarkable album in Swift’s current white-hot streak gently presents itself as a sort of greatest hits composed of songs you’ve never heard before.
80
The Observer
Pastoral phase behind her, Swift is back in the city with an album of fascinating small-hours contemplation.
80
The Telegraph

Cleverly written about 13 sleepless nights across her life, the star’s 10th album moves away from earworms to more adventurous territory.

80
The Sydney Morning Herald
There’s a self-discovery within this record that feels incredibly satisfying to bear witness to, and it doesn’t hurt that the songs, clever and eclectic, get more addictive with each listen.
80
The Arts Desk

Synthpop noir and superlative phrasing from an imperious pop star.

80
The Irish Times

A thread of feverishness ripples through the record; perhaps the most angst-infused the singer has released since Reputation.

80
Clash
As a diary entry, defined by dark nights of the soul and cast in the same bluish-purple hues, ‘Midnights’ offers little of revelatory purpose to those who have yet to succumb to Swift’s charms.
80
musicOMH

Her 10th studio album is an understated, beguiling look into the mind of one of the biggest pop stars of our age.

80
PopMatters

On Midnights, Taylor Swift reflects on the ghosts of the past and maps the rarely straightforward journey of fully becoming one’s self with pristine popcraft.

80
AllMusic

The narrow focus is the main attributes of Midnights, as it plays to Swift's sense of control and craft: she may be singing about messy emotions but she sculpts those tangled feelings into shimmering, resonant songs.

80
NME
The pop titan's tenth record pivots away from her mellow lockdown creations and recent re-recording project, offering up brighter, future-facing sounds.
80
DIY
Her lost nights are pulled together through a sound that lands somewhere between intimacy and soft pop production.
78
Paste
Swift’s 10th album is a brooding all-night affair, complete with some of her sleekest pop tunes yet.
78
Beats Per Minute

It resides among the very best of Swift’s output and could end up mythical, especially to those who try to crack the cryptic codes. Nothing about Midnights is cheap and its expansive nocturnal glamour will slowly outlast many pop albums.

70
Pitchfork
More interested in setting atmosphere than chasing trends, Taylor Swift’s 10th album pursues a newly subdued and amorphous pop sound.
70
The Forty-Five
Taylor Swift has crafted an intoxicating concept album shimmering with honesty and creative experimentation. The album is playful and fluorescent, but its ambitions don’t always stick the landing.
70
The Line of Best Fit

Taylor Swift's Midnights is a love letter to emotional stability that can't hide its flaws

70
Exclaim!

Midnights is a slow-burning journey through the labyrinth of Swift's history, groping around in the dim light for the way forward.

70
Slant Magazine

Despite its own idiosyncratic delights, Midnights ultimately feels too indebted to her past efforts to truly push her forward.

69
Northern Transmissions
Even after listening, the record leaves more questions than satisfying answers, resulting in one of Swift’s least put-together albums yet.
48
Sputnikmusic

Swift has been repeatedly hailed as one of the great songwriters of our time ... this is precisely why her latest effort Midnights is such a frustratingly familiar step backwards.

40
Evening Standard
Swift shuns a return to stadium-ready pop for another low-key release.
pynk
55

She was mid those nights.

BaddieBaphomet
10

Jesus Christ it’s been almost two months.

Heyyyyyy, sorry guys 😬

Yeah, I know, it’s been a while since this cranky queer has written anything. What can my say, I’m at a weird period in my life and writing is time consuming and hard (for god’s sake I write these 1000+ word reviews on my phone). I made a deal with myself this year to not write unless I feel motivated, and suddenly I just now realized I haven’t written anything in two months, and I had already ... read more

jewelbreak
45

Very MIDnights…

ivytown
74

Meia-noite, o modelo do Swift está ficando um pouco mais fácil de definir. Não em um sentido estilístico estrito, veja bem, já que Midnights está muito distante da instrumentação folk do díptico caseiro de Swift, chegando mais perto de espelhar a paleta eletro-pop mais uptempo de 1989. Em vez disso, os três álbuns mais recentes de Swift estão unidos através do seu temperamento mais maduro e da intimidade ... read more

8am_skull
65

I actualy like this!

MilesMTB
70

This is the first TS album I heard and it’s solid.

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Track List

1Lavender Haze
3:22
78
2Maroon
3:38
73
3Anti-Hero
3:20
74
4Snow On The Beach
4:16
73
5You're On Your Own, Kid
3:14
76
6Midnight Rain
2:54
68
7Question...?
3:30
62
8Vigilante Shit
2:44
57
9Bejeweled
3:14
68
10Labyrinth
4:07
69
11Karma
3:24
69
12Sweet Nothing
3:08
68
13Mastermind
3:11
71
Total Length: 44 minutes
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Added on: August 28, 2022