Album of the Week: Taylor Swift – Midnights

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There is always a perverse desire to avoid choosing an obvious choice for Album of the Week, particularly on a week when Taylor Swift releases a new LP. Once again we ignore that temptation despite a number of other strong new releases this week – Arctic Monkeys, Carly Rae Jepsen, Simple Minds, A-ha, Meghan Trainor and Tegan and Sara are some alternatives that spring to mind. Perhaps in coming weeks. Midnights harkens back to the sound and some of the melodic tricks of Lover however contains sufficient inventiveness (especially in the lyrics) to be evidence of Swift’s continued songwriting prowess (and incredible output!).

Album of the Week: Taylor Swift – evermore

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Twice in one year, two surprise unhyped releases. The sequel to folklore is a testament both to Taylor Swift’s talent as well as work ethic. With collaborators HAIM, The National/Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver she has created another superb suite of songs.

“It feels like we were standing on the edge of the folklorian woods and had a choice: to turn and go back or to travel further into the forest of this music, we chose to wander deeper in.”

New Music Friday: 15 June 2018

Its Friday so its time for five brand new tracks to get their first spin on the hour every hour from 9am. We’ll keep playing these tracks on New Zealand Net Radio, home of streaming radio ad free 24/7 throughout New Zealand.

Lily Allen – Lost My Mind






Amy Shark – Don’t Turn Around






Lykke Li – Last Piece






Ruel – Younger






Sugarland – Babe ft. Taylor Swift


Number 6 trending video on YouTube right now is Delicate, a number from Taylor Swift’s (@taylorswift13) recent album reputation. Its a rather ironic commentary on fame, recognition and attention (she courts all these things but sometimes they don’t play out how she would like, I suspect). It all ties back to the themes running through the album, although we’d thought this was more of a love song. Listen on New Zealand Net Radio.