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FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2017 file photo, Taylor Swift performs at the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert in Houston, Texas. The trial of a lawsuit between Swift and David Mueller, a former radio host she accuses of groping her, begins Monday, Aug. 7, in U.S. District Court in Denver. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
SALT LAKE CITY — Psst. You can now stream Taylor Swift’s new album.
Swift’s album “Reputation” popped up Friday on all major streaming services after weeks of being available only in stores and for digital download.
Rumors of the release broke out Thursday when fans in the Philippines and Australia shared screenshots of their streaming services showing that the album was available for streaming in their respective countries, according to The Verge.
Swift later confirmed the rumors in an Instagram post.
Since the album’s Nov. 10 release, it has stood atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 1.45 million units over all, according to Billboard.
Swift’s relationship with streaming services has been well-documented. She previously pulled her music from all streaming platforms in 2014, but did make her album “1989” available on Apple Music in 2015.
Earlier this year, Swift added her catalog back to all streaming services.
While online magazine Pitchfork writes that Swift’s latest album offers nothing groundbreaking, merely being a “conventional” attempt at pop music, other reviews suggest the singer’s offered a more intimate look into her life. Rolling Stone magazine said the album is darker than Swift’s past album, offering a “deeper side of the pop mastermind.”
“From the sounds of her excellent sixth album, Swift spent that time going into deeper, darker, more introspective places. ‘Reputation’ is her most intimate album — a song cycle about how it feels when you stop chasing romance and start letting your life happen,” Rolling Stone reported. “As one of the all-time great pop masterminds, she’s trying something new, as she always does. But because she’s Taylor Swift, she can’t stop being her own turbulent, excessive, exhausting and gloriously extra…