Taylor Swift’s “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” Song Review

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things is the 13th track off Taylor Swift’s 2017 album Reputation and features production by Jack Antonoff.

Everything Mainstream Consensus:


“Visual and surreal, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things is a shifty pop song that benefits from its standout songwriting and production that is as volatile as the song’s message.”

Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” Album Review

Everything Mainstream ranks music based on a mix of artistic, commercial, and fan appeal. When the cover art of a single/album is green, the single/album is certified positive, while yellow means mixed response and red symbolize a negative certification.

All Reputation Song Reviews (click to open song review in new tab):

…Ready For It?

End Game

I Did Something Bad

Don’t Blame Me


Look What You Made Me Do

So It Goes…


Getaway Car

King of My Heart

Dancing With Our Hands Tied


This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Call It What You Want

New Year’s Day