Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ IS HERE. Let’s Discuss.

Photo

The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for THE BRAND NEW York Times. It addresses the latest in pop music criticism, trends and news.

When Taylor Swift released “Reputation” about Friday, she returned much less the pop outsider she was previously – or once played – but as just about the most well-noted and influential pop artists on earth.

Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Has Arrived. Let’s Discuss.

Previously, she’s always stood aside from her superstar peers with her proprietary (and shifting) blend of country and pop. But on her sixth album, she decides to play a different video game: producing pop music that immediately competes with all of those other dominant players of your day, a potentially fraught choice. Initial revenue numbers, however, were remarkable: 925,000 copies offered in just three days, of which just 600,000 were digital downloads (the entire album is not on streaming services – yet).

Newsletter Sign Up Read on the main story Join the Louder Newsletter Every week, stay on top of the latest in pop and jazz with testimonials, interviews, podcasts and even more from THE BRAND NEW York Moments music critics. Please verify you’re not a robot by clicking on the box. Invalid email. Please re-enter. You must select a newsletter to subscribe to. SUBSCRIBE You agree to receive occasional improvements and special deals for THE BRAND NEW York Times’s services and products. Thank you for subscribing. An error has occurred. Please try again later. View all New York Times newsletters.

Following previous week’s pregame analysis, on this week’s Popcast THE BRAND NEW York Moments pop music crew – Mr. Caramanica, the pop music editor Caryn Ganz, the chief pop music critic Jon Pareles, and the pop music reporter Joe Coscarelli – reconvenes after listening to “Status” for a postgame dissection of the album, including a segment for listener questions.

Email your questions, thoughts and ideas about what’s going on in pop music to popcast@nytimes.com.

Read more on: http://nytimes.com