Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” is Exceptional 

I believe Midnights, Taylor Swift’s tenth studio album, stands out as one of the best releases of 2022. Swift released the 13 tracks of Midnights at midnight on October 21, 2022. At 3:00 am that night, there was an additional release of seven extra songs, which no one was expecting.

Midnights, which is a little over 44 minutes long for the original 13 tracks, tells the story of thirteen sleepless nights, which I as a listener can relate to greatly. I can think of many occurrences, where I am laying in my bed wide awake at night, thinking about everything and anything. 

The first song of the album “Lavender Haze”, my personal favorite, begins by saying, “meet me at midnight”. To me it’s almost like an introduction to the album, which is why I always like to listen to this song first. Another one of my favorites tracks of the album is “Midnight Rain” because of the Easter Eggs in it. Easter Eggs got their name by fans, known as Swifties, and are hints that are found throughout her music. In “Midnight Rain”, the Easter Egg relates back to one of Swift’s previous relationships, and it’s one of my favorites because it’s the one I caught on to first.  

All of the tracks in this album have a catchy tone which makes me want to listen to the songs over and over. Some of the tracks sound similar to Swift’s previous albums and her vocals are easy to understand. 

This past August, Swift was up for five nominations at the MTV awards, and ended up winning three of them. It was there during her acceptance speech where she announced Midnights. Swifties expressed their excitement on many social media platforms, and by the time October came, the excitement had not died down, resulting in many records being broken. Midnights broke the record for the most single-day streams for a pop album in Apple Music history. It also broke the single-day streaming record for an album with 184.6 million streams on Spotify. The release also made Swift one of the only artists to have five albums sell over a million units in the first week of being on the shelf. All around this album is exponential and I recommend adding it to your playlists. 

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