Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Tops iTunes, Stays Off Streaming Services (For Now)

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The response has been largely positive so far from fans with many touting this as her best release yet.

Her album before this, 1989, was released in 2014 and had its own share of problems with iTunes.

Speculation was only driven further when Swift, notable social media creeper, responded to a fan on Tumblr that "only 300 people know", implying that she told fans at the secret listening parties.

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Maybe for Swift's next album, Reynolds and Lively's younger daughter, Ines, will get to have a crack at backing vocals.

Taylor Swift's new album, "Reputation", is now available in retail stores and online outlets, but as an earlier report from Bloomberg anticipated, the album is absent from major streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify.

Taylor Swift has a grudge against streaming services.

With an album title like Reputation, fans speculated whether the entire album would be a vindictive screed aimed at Swift's enemies. Then we get a not-so-subtle reference to the "Famous" phone call: "And therein lies the issue / Friends don't try to trick you / Get you on the phone and mind-twist you / And so I took an ax to a mended fence".

With lyrics like "I wanted to leave him, I needed a reason" and "With three of us, honey, it's a sideshow", the song seems to reference the several months in 2016 when Swift parted ways with Calvin Harris and dated Tom Hiddleston immediately after, before eventually splitting with him too.

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 sings to him, before breaking out in laughter, exclaiming, "I can't even say it with a straight face!" To follow the song's metaphor, Hiddleston is the getaway vehicle driver who whisks Swift away from another man ("Well he was running after us / I was screaming 'Go go go!'").

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