We love every single one of Taylor Swift’s amazing albums, but some eras are just better than others.
With Taylor Swift’s eras tour setlist making it very clear which albums were her favorite, we’re listing all the things we love about every single one of her Eras. We’re using social media, the Eras Tour setlist, and the track lists to rank the albums. If only we could put every album at number one!
My problem with ranking Taylor’s album is that no matter what album I’m currently listening to, I’ll be like “Oh this one is such a masterpiece, top 3 for sure”
Then I invent new mathematical principles to justify putting 10 albums in top 3 pic.twitter.com/mKGRiZVeyv
— judith keeps her eyes open (@judth_TV) February 25, 2023
As her earliest album, Taylor’s self-titled debut isn’t as well-loved as some of her newer work. It does, however, have the most re-recording potential, and many fans can’t wait for the nostalgia that will come along with Taylor’s re-releasing of her first album, and hopefully, a lot of the incredible unreleased tracks that didn’t make the first release.
the first album i owned was taylor’s debut album, i was probably 8 yrs old and my favorite song was “should’ve said no”
— teara (@emonicolerichie) March 18, 2023
Evermore deserved a longer era instead of just being a sister album to the incredible beauty of folklore. That being said, the cute plaids, cottage-core vibes, and whimsical feel of the music make this album a favorite for a lot of Swifties. Who doesn’t love “‘tis the damn season”?
Explaining to my Red TV enthusiast how evermore is my favorite album pic.twitter.com/XKUDr9kJqz
— Jax (𝐸𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓂𝑜𝓇𝑒’𝓈 𝒱𝑒𝓇𝓈𝒾𝑜𝓃) (@TheEvermoreGuy) March 17, 2023
8. Speak Now
The drama of the Speak Now era, with iconic tour moments like the bell ringing during “Haunted,” is what makes this time during Taylor’s life special. This era is also when she started writing lyrics down her left arm, a Swiftie concert staple.
IM SORRY YALL SPEAK NOW IS MY FAVORITE ALBUM I CANNOT HANDLE THIS LIKE GROWN UP TAYLOR SINGING IF THIS WAS A MOVIE IM GONNA THROW UP
— karen✨eras 5/13•5/26•5/27•5/28 (@picturetokurn) March 16, 2023
Surprise released during the pandemic, the folklore era is a gift Swifties didn’t know they needed. The James/Betty/Augustine drama Taylor delves deeper into during her folklore: the long pond studio sessions special on Disney+ was the perfect highlight to a disheartening lockdown.
how can folklore not be your favorite taylor swift album when it has cardigan, seven, august, betty, mirrorball, the 1, my tears ricochet, illicit affairs, this is me trying, and peace?!?!?!?
— ♱ (@cnnamonz) March 20, 2023
In her newest era, Taylor truly embraces her style and music, she’s come such a long way since her debut album, and it shows in her lyrical prowess, vocal range, and cohesive style that go a long way to making this era iconic.
Favorite era is midnights!!! The 70s fever dream in your grandparents basement vibe is everything to me🧡😂 pic.twitter.com/JxvOIsIAgp
— Paige✨ Eras Tour: 7/22 & 7/23 (@bettys_gard3n) March 17, 2023
5. Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
With so many hit songs like “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” and “You Belong With Me (Taylor’s Version),” the dreamy, romantic Fearless (Taylor’s Version) era is one that classic Taylor fans love so much. The Fearless tour also included the iconic chair throw during “Forever & Always” that many Swifties go feral for. If only she brought that moment back for the Eras Tour.
FEARLESS MY FAVORITE AND MOST NOSTALGIC ERA
— mady🏠 | 40 (@flyhometolou) March 18, 2023
Fans love to rag on Taylor’s comeback album reputation, especially her lead track, “Look What You Made Me Do,” but with such a diverse array of emotional, gritty, and strong tracks, the era is one that is iconic. The performances during Taylor’s reputation era are top-notch, and her stadium tour on Netflix turned this era into one fans grew to love.
i think it’s finally time to admit to myself that reputation is my favorite album/era because it does something to me in a way no other era does
— lo 🤍 is missing paramore (@yasfinneys) March 18, 2023
The 1989 World Tour is the reason why this album ranks so highly. Putting spins on fan-favorite songs like “I Know Places” and inviting guests to every show made this tour memorable for so many fans. Not to mention the nostalgic Polaroid aesthetic of this album and Taylor’s peak Instagram feed during this time when she was just carefree having fun with her friends.
my favorite era was 1989! it was the album that really made me a swiftie and i remember begging my parents to download it to my ipod for christmas <3
— Kenna (@kenna_wioncek) March 17, 2023
The Lover era had some of the cutest pastel outfits, and the happiest Taylor had ever been in a while. With tracks that were both about romance and heartbreak, the Lover era truly encapsulated what it means to be in love in the best way possible. Lover truly deserved a longer era and Loverfest.
my favorite part about lover is she was really like ohh in my loving era and it’s songs called you need to calm down and cruel summer and i forgot that you existed and death by a thousand cuts. the lover album is one big middle finger and i am obsessed
— Elizabeth III🗡🍓 (@strawb_beth) March 16, 2023
1. Red (Taylor’s Version)
With the longest track list to date and “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) (The 10 Minute Version),” it’s easy to see why Red (Taylor’s Version) tops the ranking list for many Swifties, including this one. Taylor’s iconic hits like “22 (Taylor’s Version),” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor’s Version),” and “I Knew You Were Trouble (Taylor’s Version)” make this album so special, and the re-release with a short film and incredible merch, cemented this era’s place at the top of this ranking.
I missed out on the entire original Red era because depression sucks, so when I finally listened to it, I was immediately hooked. Was my favorite album for so long.
— Dhad (Chad) is Maroon 🌙 / Eras Tour 6/23! (@ChadficLight13) March 19, 2023
With the Eras Tour, hopefully, some of the eras that didn’t get their time to shine get a little more love that will only get better with more of the re-releases and new content. Want to mathematically rank Taylor’s albums to find out which one is your favorite? Check out this Tweet!
For those who have too much time on their hands and want nothing more than to mathematically determine their Taylor album ranking…look no further than my excel method. Disclaimer: my requirement for absolute accuracy resulted in this unhinged method, which is therefore nuts.😜 pic.twitter.com/QA4eLpbizu
— My Tweets Ricochet (@tweetsricochet) November 23, 2022