- By RICH ANDREW
She had bad blood with Katy. Got in trouble with Kanye. These days, her reputation precedes her, but she’s here to set the record straight — a record that debuted at No. 1 on the charts, a record that has gone triple platinum, joining Adele as the only other artist to sell two million copies in the US in the last two years, making this her sixth album (out of six) to pull off such a feat. Say what you want to about this Regina George, but Taylor Swift knows how to stay Queen Bee.
Despite the barrage of social media bullets she’s taken to her squeaky clean image, Taylor fires back with pop — pop — after pop hit, masterfully wielding the music as her weapon of choice. By adding an electronica edge, this songstress leans into her darker side to elucidate just how she’s been enduring fame and all its misfortunes. The first track asserts power with Ready For It?, and while Dress may be her sexiest song to date, Call It What You Want and Getaway Car battle it out for pop song perfection, undeniably putting Taylor at the peak of her lyrical prowess.
With Camila Cabello and Charli XCX as the opening acts, the Reputation Stadium Tour is slated to start in Arizona and end in Auckland. Taylor takes to the stage on May 8th — and as the song goes, Baby, let the games begin.
“Reputation Stadium Tour” hits the Rose Bowl on May 19th.