THE OCEANS AND THEIR CORRESPONDING TSWIFT ALBUMS
- •Arctic Ocean = Taylor SwiftWith an average depth of 1205m, the Arctic is the shallowest ocean. It also has the lowest on average salinity due to heavy fresh water inflow. While I wouldn’t necessarily classify "Taylor Swift" as a shallow album, it certainly lacks the emotional range found in her later work. Although some tracks carry a vengeful tone, they do so in a sweet, unsalty way.
- •Indian Ocean = FearlessAnother name for the Indian Ocean is Ratnakara, which means ‘mine of gems.’ The moniker also fits quite well with Swift’s second album and its endless list of classics including: White Horse, Hey Stephen, You Belong to Me and Fifteen. But even in a mine of gems, there are bound to be a few less-than-desirable tracks; just as the Indian Ocean had a unfortunate garbage patch, "Fearless" had Love Story and Breathe.
- •Southern Ocean = Speak NowThe Southern Ocean is where cold northward waters mix with warmer subantarctic waters, and "Speak Now" is where a young, naïve TSwift mixes with a more grown up, experienced TSwift. Lyrics about lunchboxes and firefly-catching days are met by more adult sounding lines such as a “drawer of my things at your place.”
- •Atlantic Ocean = RedThe Atlantic Ocean is most famous for separating the Old World from the New World which is exactly what "Red" aims to do. With a little bit of country and a little bit of pop, it honours Swift’s roots while paving the way for a successful crossover. Tracks like I Knew You Were Trouble and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together make this one of Swift’s more angry albums, which parallels perfectly with the Atlantic’s saltiest ocean status.
- •Pacific Ocean = 1989The world’s largest ocean and Swift’s largest album. While Magellan called it Mar Pacifico, or peaceful sea, the Pacific is actually home to the world’s foremost belt of explosive volcanism. This contrast translates to 1989’s use of powerful anger (Bad Blood), infectious energy (Shake it Off) and calm reflection (Clean.)