While a few fans tweeted out images of iTunes failing them, other fans commented back that it took about 40 minutes for them to finally hear the songs, but according to the overall positive response that Reputation has gotten thus far, we have a feeling that it was worth the wait - and the frustration. For instance, Swift released her 1989 album on October 27, 2014, and the tour announcement came a week later. Swift also mentions his British roots in Gorgeous when she sings, "You should take it as a compliment that I got drunk and made fun of the way you talk", calling herself his "American queen" on King Of My Heart and teasing, "Do the girls back home touch you like I do?" on Delicate.
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To go along with the album release - which now is only available to listen to as a physical purchase, digital download or interspersed on an iHeartRadio stream - Swift also is selling two magazines she compiled, featuring some of her own poetry, watercolor paintings and lots of behind-the-scenes photographs of the singer filming the music videos, hanging out at home with her cats and posing for fashion photo shoots.
Swift removed her music from streaming platforms shortly before the release of "1989", decrying the services' royalty payments.
One possibility as to why is that Swift is holding out to beat her own record for first week sales.
Swift kept her last album, "1989", off of Spotify for several years after removing her entire catalog from the service in late 2014.
Yet, there's a key difference between Swift clowning West on Nice Things and her messaging on Look What You Made Me Do, which saw the singer regressing to the "playing the victim" role she's been criticized for throughout her career. "And here's to you, 'cause forgiveness is a nice thing to do", she says, before breaking down in giggles, saying, "I can't even say it with a straight face!" Swift turns 28 next month, and Reputation sees her fully embracing a more adult-sounding sexuality. To follow the song's metaphor, Hiddleston is the getaway auto driver who whisks Swift away from another man ("Well he was running after us / I was screaming 'Go go go!'").
Swift may not want fans to linger on the gossip behind her songs, but when it's as wonderfully told as Getaway Car, honestly, who can blame them?