evermore: an analysis and review of the surprise ninth album from Taylor Swift

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On July 23rd, 2020, Swift stunned the world when she announced she would be releasing her eighth studio album folklore at midnight. That album went on to immediately garner widespread critical acclaim, including a number of end-of-year lists and a slew of Grammy nominations — including Album of the Year. It was also the top-selling album by a female artist…