Song of the Day #4,269: ‘I Know Places’ – Taylor Swift

Continuing my ranking of Taylor Swift’s albums…

#2 – 1989 – 2014

If Taylor Swift heavily flirted with pop music on 2012’s Red, she climbed into bed with it on 2014’s 1989. And the result was her most electrifying album to date.

This album felt like a strange detour at the time, but in retrospect I think it was a giant leap toward a sound Swift had in her all along. Though 1989 trails Fearless in overall sales, it’s the album on which she truly emerged as a global superstar.

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