Here's Where Folklore Ranks Among Taylor Swift's Eight Albums

Taylor Swift is a force to be reckoned with. With eight albums now under her belt, with the release of Folklore, and a ton of Grammy awards (among others), it seems the pop princess can do no wrong (via Hypable). But with such an impressive resume, whenever she drops new work, it only can be expected that it will be compared to her previous work. So when she surprised us all with her Folklore record, we (and so many others) immediately started weighing it up against the likes of Red, Lover, and Reputation. Here's where Folklore ranks among Taylor Swift's eight albums.

Music critic Neil McCormick awarded the album five stars, dubbing it, "Taylor's Swift's most powerful and mature album to date" (via The Telegraph). While USA Today claimed it's "the album Taylor Swift was born to make." And Laura Snapes of The Guardian wrote "her emotional acuity has never been more assured." And we can't help but agree. Folklore is indeed up there with the best of her work.

Folklore ranks among the best of Taylor Swift's albums

Near the bottom of her album rankings are Speak Now and Taylor Swift, her debut album. There's so much to love about the two records, but they don't seem to have the same everlasting relevance like her other albums do. Folklore also beats out Reputation and Lover. While both were well-received (each album received four stars from NME), they followed what many would say is the pop princess's best album of all time, 1989. As NME described it, "'1989' is a masterclass in how to make a timeless pop record." And it was a hard album to follow. 

However, Folklore is quite easily Swift's best work since 1989. It fails to take its top spot and is a close third to Red. With hits like "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", Red is another Swift masterpiece that will live on in the hearts of her fans for decades to come.