The Internet Reacts To Taylor Swift's New Album Folklore

When Taylor Swift announced she was dropping a surprise album on July 24, the internet went wild. Breaking the news via Instagram, the singer wrote: "Most of the things I had planned this summer didn't end up happening, but there is something I hadn't planned on that DID happen. And that thing is my 8th studio album, folklore. Surprise." And unsurprisingly, the reception of the album has only been overwhelmingly positive.

Revealing that she's "poured all of [her] whims, dreams, fears, and musings" into the new album, Swift's hard work appears to have paid off. Awarded five stars by The Guardian and four stars by NME within 24 hours of its release, critics can't seem to get enough of Folklore. As Roisin O'Connor, music correspondent for The Independent wrote on Twitter, "The eighth Taylor Swift album is a career best. The songwriting on Folklore is sublime, the collaborations are perfect, and it's probably the bravest thing she's ever done."

Fans can't get enough of Taylor Swift's new album

Swift's fans completely agree. "RED HAS BEEN SO STRONG FOR 8 YEARS. AND TODAY, WE WITNESSED FOLKLORE DETHRONING ITS CROWN AS THE MOST VULNERABLE AND EMOTIONAL TAYLOR SWIFT ALBUM OF ALL TIME," Lezzter wrote on Twitter. Another fan wrote, "Have been a Swiftie since 2009, sometimes out of pure love for her music, sometimes out of loyalty, but I always grew into loving her songs no matter the genre. With #folklore though, Taylor has hit home. My indie heart is crying tears of joy and I have literal goosebumps" (via Twitter).

The iconic songwriter has even received an outpouring of support from other big name artists. "I would die for taylor swift," Halsey revealed on Twitter. Australian singer Alex Lahey echoed Halsey's sentiments via Twitter, stating, "This @taylorswift13 record is unbelievable. Thank you for inspiring us all in such an uninspiring period of humanity." It's safe to say, the superstar can do no wrong.