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Taylor Swift - Folklore (2LP, Limited Colored Vinyl)

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Description

Folklore (stylized in all lowercase) is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was a surprise album, released on July 24, 2020, through Republic Records. Swift conceived Folklore in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic as "a collection of songs and stories that flowed like a stream of consciousness" out of her imagination and collaborated with producers Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff virtually.

Departing from the upbeat pop production of Swift's most previous albums, Folklore consists of mellow ballads driven by neo-classical instruments, pursuing indie folk, electro-folk, and alternative rock styles. With storytelling rooted in escapism and romanticism, the album explores fictional narratives featuring characters and story arcs, in contrast to the autobiographical tone of Swift's previous projects. The album's title was inspired by the singer's desire for the music to have a lasting legacy akin to folk songs, whereas its artwork and aesthetic reflect cottagecore.

Upon release, Folklore broke the Guinness World Record for the biggest opening day on Spotify for an album by a female act. Three of its tracks reached the top 10 of the official charts in eight countries, namely "Cardigan", "The 1" and "Exile", the first of which is the album's lead single and marked Swift's sixth number-one song on the US Billboard Hot 100. The album reached number one in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and various others. It was Swift's seventh consecutive number-one album on the US Billboard 200, where it topped for eight weeks and became the best-selling album of 2020.

Folklore was met with widespread critical acclaim centering on its emotional weight, poetic lyricism, and relaxed pace. Critics found its introspective themes timely for the pandemic and regarded it as a bold reinvention of Swift's artistry. The album prominently featured on publications' year-end lists of the best albums of 2020, ranking first on many and frequently called the quintessential lockdown album. Folklore won Album of the Year at the 63rd Grammy Awards, making Swift the first female artist in history to win the honor thrice. The album's sister record, Evermore, was released on December 11, 2020.

Release Info

Label: Big Machine Records BMRTS0150A
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 2016
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country

Tracklist

A1 Tim McGraw
A2 Picture To Burn
A3 Teardrops On My Guitar (Radio Single Version)
A4 A Place In This World
B5 Cold As You
B6 The Outside
B7 Tied Together With A Smile
C8 Stay Beautiful
C9 Should've Said No
C10 Mary's Song (Oh My My My)
C11 Our Song (Radio Single Version)
D12 I'm Only Me When I'm With You
D13 Invisible
D14 A Perfectly Good Heart
D15 Teardrops On My Guitar (Pop Version)

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