Carolina works perfectly in a playlist mixed with Folklore and Evermore. Y’all got this one wrong!
I do think Carolina suffered a little bit due to people with Taylor fatigue who had to rate another Taylor song (at the end of a long list of bad extras). It’s certainly no 10 or 9 for me, but I do think it’s much better than a lot of Midnights.
Carolina is a nicer song than a good half of Midnights but I was feeling that Taylor fatigue by the time I got around to hearing it which probably impacted it’s score.
HIGHEST SCORE: 10 x 2 (@gospeed, @unnameable)
LOWEST SCORE: 1 x 1 (@Andy French)
MY SCORE: 6.5
This is so boring. It is mind-boggling why this was in the main album - especially when there are far better songs on the deluxe edition. This and "Vigilante Shit" are the worst songs on the album, easily, so I'm glad to see both gone now. Much like "Vigilante Shit", I always skip this.
This song was written by Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn. Out of all the songs they've written together, this is by far, my least favourite. It really doesn't hold a candle to "exile" or "betty", which is a shame. I think this is my biggest disappointment in the album, since everything else the two have done together is really solid.
I think there's some good here - the melody is catchy - but as a whole, it's really boring. It just feels like Taylor felt that the album needed an obligatory ballad and came up with this on the spot.
This hasn't been performed live and I beg that it's not on The Eras Tour, so I leave you with one of Taylor's better ballads.