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I take it all back. LOL!!! I've had the first part of folklore on repeat today as I've gone about my day. And...there's just something about it. It makes you want to go...deeper?...into it. It's like a puzzle box to me that I've been enjoying trying to figure out. It has been  quite inspiring as I've been working on writing stuff. Taylor has me thinking 'if she can do that in Lockdown, what could I do?' Makes a person want to be creative.

 

As far as soon and how they make me feel...I keep coming back to EXILE. the lyrics. the povs. The melancholic feel to it. And It is like Taylor but not Taylor at the same time.

 

Definitely feeling Seven, August, Mirrorball (not shocked), and the 1 so far. 

 

Well let's see if I can dive into the other half.

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This is true of so many fandoms, not just hers, but it's one of the reasons why the "they're out to get my fave" stan culture is so toxic and so dangerous. 

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5 hours ago, DRW50 said:

This is true of so many fandoms, not just hers, but it's one of the reasons why the "they're out to get my fave" stan culture is so toxic and so dangerous. 

Agreed. Nicki Minaj fans in particular are legendary for this kind of behavior in recent years.
 

And of course these TS fans went after a reviewer who doesn’t even determine the score.

 

Wow at that old (and since-deleted) Halsey tweet.

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4 minutes ago, Faulkner said:

Agreed. Nicki Minaj fans in particular are legendary for this kind of behavior in recent years.

 

I remember not long ago one of her fans actually went to the house of a chart person. No wonder some publications are now leaving the names of their critics off the reviews. 

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14 hours ago, DRW50 said:

 

This is true of so many fandoms, not just hers, but it's one of the reasons why the "they're out to get my fave" stan culture is so toxic and so dangerous. 

 

Yeah, stan culture is terrible and now it's so much worse thanks to social media.  You can just look at any tweet from Chart Data and all the replies are basically fanbases trying to one-up each other with "look at how my favourite artist is better than yours" or "[artist] [song] [album] flopped" - it's so annoying.   The latest thing I've noticed from stans is the altering of people's faces into these outrageous expressions - it's so creepy.   

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Rolling Stone: Taylor Swift’s Cinematographer: How We Shot ‘Folklore’ Video During a Pandemic

 

Vanity Fair: How Taylor Swift Directed a Music Video During the Coronavirus Pandemic

 

 

So here are my rankings after one week, compared to listening to the album once:

 

1. exile (same)

2. august (same)

3. this is me trying (+1)

4. my tears ricochet (-1)

5. illicit affairs (same)

6. cardigan (+1)

7. mirrorball (+2)

8. epiphany (+3)

9. the 1 (+1)

10. betty (-4)

11. invisible string (+4)

12. the last great american dynasty (-4)

13. Seven (-1)

14. Peace (-1)

15. Mad woman (-1)

16. Hoax (same)

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So close to beating Lover (21,000 in units and 64,000 in pure sales)!  I wonder not having the album in stores affected the numbers one way or the other.  Either way, these numbers are impressive! So proud of her.  She consistently creates fantastic albums and her fans are willing to buy it - gotta keep the collection going.  I bought the album off iTunes and I'm also going to buy the CD and maybe the vinyl. LOL   

 

 

Billboard: Taylor Swift Achieves Seventh No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart & Biggest Week of 2020 With 'Folklore'

 

Seventh No. 1 Album: Folklore marks Swift’s seventh No.  1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, tying her with Janet Jackson for the third-most leaders among women in the history of the chart. Ahead of them on the leading ladies list are Barbra Streisand, with 11 No. 1s, and Madonna, with nine. Among all acts, The Beatles have the most No. 1 albums, with 19.

 

Most No. 1 Debuts Among Women: All seven of Swift’s No. 1 albums have debuted at No. 1 -- a record among female artists. Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Britney Spears are tied with the second-most debuts at No. 1 among women, with six each. (Beyoncé, Gaga and Spears each have a total of six No. 1 albums -- and all of them also debuted at No. 1. Meanwhile, six of Madonna's nine total No. 1s debuted atop the list.) Among all acts, Jay-Z has the most debuts at No. 1, with 14. All 14 of his No. 1 albums have debuted at No. 1.

 

‘Folklore’ Is Already 2020’s Top Selling Album: With 615,000 copies sold of Folklore in its first week, the album has already become 2020’s top selling album. It surpasses the previous top-seller, BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7, which has sold 574,000 since its release on Feb. 21.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You know what I've been liking from these pandemic performances, especially if it's acoustic?  Not having to hear the audience scream, or seeing reaction shots of people.   

 

 

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Taylor Swift's 'Folklore' Becomes First Million-Selling Album of 2020 in U.S.

 

As Taylor Swift’s Folklore album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for an eighth nonconsecutive week (on the chart dated Oct. 31), it also becomes the first album to sell a million copies in the U.S. in 2020.With another 57,000 copies sold in the U.S. in the tracking week ending Oct. 22 (according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data), Folklore’s total album sales jump past 1 million (to 1.038 million), making it the first album to sell a million copies in 2020. It’s also the first album released in 2020 to sell a million.

 

With Folklore passing 1 million in pure album sales, Billboard updated the pure album sales numbers for all her albums.  

 

 

Fearless (2008) - 7.21 million

1989 (2014) - 6.25 million

Taylor Swift (2006) - 5.75 million

Speak Now (2010) - 4.71 million

Red (2012) - 4.49 million

Reputation (2017) - 2.28 million

Lover (2019) - 1.22 million

The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (2007) - 1.08 million

Folklore (2020) - 1.04 million

 

Folklore will definitely pass Lover in 2021. 

 

I always like seeing these numbers because I hate the TEA/SEA units.  LOL

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