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Old 08-27-17, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by GuessWho View Post
Lot of talk comparing this to Right Said Fred, and them even getting songwriting credit... but when I first heard this my mind went to Fergie's "Fergalicious" and JJ Fad's "Supersonic"
You're not the only one:

Wesley Morris, The New York Times: "When Taylor declares herself — the old her — dead via phone call, in the breakdown, it gave me the 13 Reasons Why blues. (Good luck with that, America’s middle-school administrators!) I much prefer the violence in a song like I Knew You Were Trouble, where she’s melodically evocative about the physical state of being hurt. ... Even in the pain, there’s a kind of ecstasy. I’ve listened to Look What You Made Me Do five times now, and I don’t hear that. I hear Ms. Perry, Peaches, Lorde, Fergie, J.J. Fad, and, lord help me, J.J. Fad courtesy of Fergie. What I can’t hear is Taylor Swift. Just about all her peers can speak electropop fluently. She’s doing remedial exercises on this one, and all I hear is her cramming."
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Re: Taylor Swift -- Discussion Thread

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I kind of like the bridge, but the chorus SUCKS. Kind of like third-tier Brittney sort of terrible.
It feels like they forgot to write a hook. Like, where the actual chorus ends is where some giant hook needs to come in but...it just never does.
Old 08-27-17, 09:00 PM
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Glad to see my senses are spot on. I heard it today and thought, "This is the lead single?!"

It's really bad.
Old 08-27-17, 09:05 PM
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Re: Taylor Swift -- Discussion Thread

It's a masterpiece compared to "Swish Swish"
Old 08-27-17, 09:31 PM
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It's a masterpiece compared to "Swish Swish"
1) That's true
2) That is a really low bar to clear
3) Swish Swish, to be fair, wasn't the lead single - Chained to the Rhythm was
Old 08-27-17, 11:34 PM
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I dig Swish Swish also. Katy Perry's new album is very underrated.
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Re: Taylor Swift -- Discussion Thread

The official video

I admit she is smoking in this video.

Old 08-28-17, 08:36 AM
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People like this shit?
Old 08-28-17, 01:56 PM
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People like this shit?

Nah, they just like Taylor as in they want to bang her. Present company included.
Old 08-28-17, 02:30 PM
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Re: Taylor Swift -- Discussion Thread

Must be cause she's famous, right?

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It's the whole image that she has cultivated through the years. Folks are attracted to that -- doesn't matter if there's depth to it.
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doesn't matter if there's depth to it.
Yup there's absolutely no depth to that ass.
Old 08-28-17, 04:27 PM
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Must be cause she's famous, right?
Just don't forget who made that bitch famous

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[QUOTE=Decker;13144981]Just don't forget who made that bitch famous

Damn you Lawrence Fishburne!!!
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Must be cause she's famous, right?

She has the back of a reptile.
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Must be cause she's famous, right?

Gross. I now have erectile dysfunction
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I'm uncomfortable with body shaming. Can't we go back to discussing how unappealing her new single is?
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Nah, they just like Taylor as in they want to bang her. Present company included.
I have zero interest in wanting to bang Taylor Swift. I just really like her pop music.
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Nah, they just like Taylor as in they want to bang her. Present company included.
I hate her music but would defiantly put the meat stick inside her.
Old 08-31-17, 07:36 PM
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Now she raps?

This song is better than the first single.

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The official video is now out.

Is she trying to do scifi now or copy Ghost in the Shell?

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Now "Look What You Made Me Do" is associated with White Nationalism.

Titled "Swiftly to the alt-right: Taylor subtly gets the lower case kkk in formation", Herning's piece claims Swift's single "Look What You Made Me Do" contains "dog whistles to white supremacy i

Lines like "I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time", quoted by alt-right publication Breitbart on Twitter, are equated by Herning to ideas that white supremacy has gained new traction in the wake of Trump's election.

She also compares shots from the video where, dressed in leather, Swift addresses an army of followers to images of Adolf Hitler. "Taylor lords over an army of models from a podium, akin to what Hitler had in Nazis Germany," she writes. "The similarities are uncanny and unsettling."

The piece makes no sure claim to Swift's political beliefs, but does criticise the pop star for her stark silence on the subject, in an era which has turned many pop stars into political campaigners.

"And while pop musicians are not respected world leaders, they have a huge audience and their music often reflects their values. So Taylor's silence is not innocent, it is calculated," Herning writes.

Swift has never herself publicly denounced her white supremacist fans. The letter presents itself as "yet another unequivocal denouncement by Ms. Swift of white supremacy and the alt-right", yet Herning is also warned publication of the letter would act as breach of copyright.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...-a8041551.html




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