One thing that Taylor Swift is exceptionally good at is hyping herself. With her latest album, Reputation, she was somehow able to whip the fans that are always in a state of Taylor frenzy into an even bigger mess of emotions and anticipation. Between wiping her social media, the weird snakey posts and the insane music videos for ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ and ‘… Ready for It,’ fans were at their wits’ end before they even had a listen to the whole album.
Swifties are a dedicated bunch and will go to great lengths to investigate every single little lyric, breath and eighth note in a Tay song and they are out in full force today (just type ‘rep’ into Buzzfeed and you’ll see at least 27 articles on wild fan theories). Interestingly, this time around, there are some who aren’t so thrilled with the new album. While Red and 1989 were met with pretty much unanimous praise (except for the haters who complained that Swift wasn’t country anymore), there seems to be a great divide among the fans when it comes to Reputation. Some people just aren’t into New Taylor. Sorry y’all, this is what we get now. The Old Taylor is dead, remember?
So what are the fans saying?
There were the Swifties who would love Taylor’s music even if she recorded it standing in her kitchen, banging two pans together and screeching at the top of her lungs.
— k(falalala) ☃️❄️ (@blessedswift) November 10, 2017
I WAS RIDIN’ IN A GETAWAY CAR I WAS CRYIN’ IN A GETAWAY CAR I WAS DYIN’ IN A GETAWAY CAR SAID GOODBYE IN A GETAWAY CAR I WAS RIDIN’ IN A GETAWAY CAR I WAS CRYIN’ IN A GETAWAY CAR I WAS DYIN’ IN A GETAWAY CAR SAID GOODBYE IN A GETAWAY CAR pic.twitter.com/i8voOQmUka
— Jon Solis (@jonsolis) November 10, 2017
“what’s your favorite Taylor Swift album?”
— Ryan Schocket (@RyanSchocket) November 9, 2017
The new Taylor Swift album. Been waiting for this moment for over 3 years. pic.twitter.com/B6riCRof3v
— Nick (@nick_iida) November 10, 2017
A lot of fans were ready to give up their entire lives and dedicate all the time they have left on this earth belting out Taylor tunes and living a Swift-inspired life.
Can’t wait to lock myself in a bathroom, listen to ‘New Year’s Day’ by Taylor Swift and cry in my champagne after the ball drops every year from now on. #reputation
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) November 10, 2017
this is why we can’t have nice things makes me want to start a fistfight in a floor length gown after my best friend tells me that my boyfriend cheated on me with a girl at our mansion party and i start smashing wine glasses and screaming
— getaway_car.mp3 (@paigehettinger) November 10, 2017
— Oscar Gracey (@oscargracey) November 10, 2017
If you’re not listening to #reputation while wearing red lipstick, drinking wine and plotting world domination are you even really listening to it?
— Courtney Pochin (@courtneypochin) November 10, 2017
The theories were running WILD. Everyone has an opinion on which lyrics are about who. Basically, every line has 16 different meanings and they’re ALL savage.
OH MY GOD YALL I JUST REALIZED KANYE SAID “I FEEL LIKE TAYLOR STILL OWES ME SEX”
TAYLOR HIT BACK WITH “IF A MAN TALKS SHIT THEN I OWE HIM NOTHING”
SHE 👏🏼👏🏼 DID 👏🏼 THAT 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— Sienna🌻 (@sienknox) November 10, 2017
CALVIN AFTER HE HEARD GETAWAY CAR pic.twitter.com/IqNdRB78Rr
— Getawaycar.mp3 (@bakingswifts) November 10, 2017
“I’m thinking we should cross the line” demi lovato in ruin the friendship
“For you, I would cross the line” taylor swift in don’t blame me
DAYLOR IS REAL pic.twitter.com/Ci5H5I3lL9
— __ (@ddarilipakarla1) November 10, 2017
Then there were the Swifties who were just a little disappointed TBH. Which is fair. We’ve come a long way from the ‘Our Song’ days.
Petition to have old taylor swift come back from the dead please
— Abby Weeks (@abbyyfran) November 6, 2017
ok so the new taylor swift album has a lyric that goes “they’re burning all the witches, even if you aren’t one” and it’s actually giving me a migraine
— andy B (@weeandreww) November 10, 2017
ed sheeran raps on the new taylor swift album and if that isnt definitive proof that we live in the darkest timeline i dont know what is
— lowri (@lowrimegan) November 10, 2017
I just finished listening to Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all those whom were affected by this tragedy.
— papi (@cuntcakKke) November 9, 2017
At least one thing the Swifties could all agree on was that they were all #dead.
Listening to the first :01 of the new Taylor Swift album pic.twitter.com/UwnwV3BEXe
— Brandon Justice (@BrandonBJustice) November 10, 2017
— Maëva loves Kat, Ruelle and Camila🇫🇷 (@ParabatKat) November 10, 2017
— dan (@trulydansk) November 10, 2017
TAYLOR AND A PIANO
A NEW TAYLOR SWIFT SONG
— Ila ☀️ TOMORROW 🐍 (@flavlesswift) November 9, 2017
— Tris Chan (@Tayloveromg) November 10, 2017