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    "Midnights" Is Taylor Swift's Best Album. Here's Why.

    Midnights has the confessional, diaristic elements of Debut, Fearless, and Speak Now; it has the storytelling prowess of Folklore and Evermore; it has the sonic multiplicity of Red; it has the synth-laden bops of 1989 and Lover; and it has the no-fucks-given attitude of Reputation.

    Facts are facts. Taylor Swift's best album is Midnights. Let me tell you why.

    For starters, Midnights is a culmination of all the strengths of Taylor's albums.

    Taylor looking over her shoulder

    Tayor tackles the overwrought, misogynistic memes-in-Impact-font circa 2010, criticisms that people still love to use against her.

    Taylor singing on stage

    Taylor talks about her legacy in an unprecedented way:

    Taylor giving a speech at NYU

    There's an impressive level of freshness to the album.

    Taylor at the VMAs

    Taylor explored different corners of the emotional spectrum on this album.

    close up of Taylor

    She doesn't give a fuck — in the best way:

    closeup of Taylor

    Taylor broke a lot of her "rules"...

    Taylor singing and playing guitar on stage

    ...while still adhering to her go-tos.

    Taylor arriving to an event

    Her pen game is strong as fuck on this album:

    It shouldn't matter, but it does. It's an extremely 2022 album, but still a Taylor Swift album:

    Taylor at the VMAs

    And lastly, every song is a bop.

    Taylor holding her VMA awards

    Have you listened to Midnights? Let me know in the comments below!

    You can listen to Midnights everywhere, out now.