Sorry, anyone else who was planning on releasing an album this week
While you’d be hard-pressed to find someone more excited about it than Swift herself, the Internet’s consensus is pretty positive. And while we have all week to dissect the album’s Easter eggs – for example, the fact that Adams changes Swift’s James Dean reference in “Style” to a Sonic Youth-album name-drop – let’s now take a look at some of the more unqualified reviews that have been trickling in online, 140 characters at a time.
Adams is feeling pretty good about things: Eight hours before the album dropped, the musician tweeted this simple statement.
Swift was right there with him, tweeting out her own countdown as the release date approached.
And once the album actually dropped, the world changed.
Tears were a common theme.
As we heard in brief snippets before the proper release, Adams’ interpretations of Swift’s songs sound radically different – in a good way.
Lena Dunham’s a fan.
Baltimore indie band Pianos Become the Teeth liked the album as well.
This next tweet could also be a 2.5K word think piece on Pitchfork, and probably will be one day.
And some people hope the whole thing just leads to a resurgence in vintage Adams material.
Ultimately, it’s a pretty great Monday to be a fan of Swift, Adams, or just pop music in general.