Category: Music

Ranking Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ in tiers

I love “Reputation.” I’m relieved, impressed, the whole shebang. It has its faults, but overall it was worth the hype. I’m fully aware that it’s way too soon to call one better than the other, but I think this album is at the very least in the same class as “1989.” I recently put the […]

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‘Gorgeous’ survival guide: Taylor Swift’s producers are melting into the same person (and it’s the wrong person)

Taylor Swift has a new song and Aaliyah doesn’t need to worry about ceding the throne for pop songs with talking babies in them. “Gorgeous,” the third song released off next month’s “Reputation,” is OK. It’s a song with a good verse, a very good pre-chorus and a wildly forgettable chorus. It probably ranks third […]

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‘…Ready For It?’ survival guide: Taylor Swift is doubling down

This is the most Taylor Swift has ever challenged her listeners and it isn’t close. Crossing over from country pop to straight pop was a piece of cake. Shania Twain and Faith Hill had already done it in the years leading up to Swift, plus popular country music has by and large just been pop […]

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10 times the guy from The Chainsmokers jumped off of some shit

There’s a good chance you know all about The Chainsmokers, considering they’re responsible for just about every Top 40 EDM song over the last three years. But one thing you might not know about the duo is one of the guys — the one who does his very best to trick us all into thinking […]

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‘Look What You Made Me Do’ survival guide: Taylor Swift did not accidentally make a terrible song

Everything is life and death with Taylor Swift, huh? With the “1989” album, the bouquet-throwing was a little excessive. Now that she’s released the lead single to her follow-up, there is panic in the streets. Relax. This is all by design. It has to be. There is no way that Swift, with a minimal record […]

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Ranking Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ songs in tiers

For as enjoyable as Taylor Swift’s “1989” is, it isn’t a classic. In fact, the argument could be made that given the credentials of those who made it, it should have been better. Still, it won Album of the Year over an actual classic (Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly”). That’s massive. This isn’t about […]

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