Rock purists have always been at odds with pop music – polished production, catchy melodies, shallow lyrics – so it’s always a joy to see rock musicians profess their love for pop albums. It’s the closest the world of music can get to world peace. When Ryan Adams revealed his intention to cover the entirety of Taylor Swift‘s 1989, IRead more
“Most important video of the year” | Last week a video for Til It Happens To You, a song Lady Gaga recorded earlier this year for the documentary The Hunting Ground, was released. The documentary, song, and video are all about the too-common incidents of rape on college campuses across America and beyond. The song and video both stay toRead more
This week’s Boost or Mute with Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift, the Simpsons kitchen, Jagged Little Pill’s re-issue and of course, Ashley Madison.Read more
Taylor Swift has become known for a specific brand of pop/country that was all her own. She took the girl-next-door image and built herself around it with lyrics about the good and bad of relationships she’s had, doing so with innocence. She used her growing celebrity status, and subsequently the status of the men she was romantically linked with to her advantage, making her song lyrics the primary talking point about her.
She became a superstar singer known for her songwriting – kind of a rarity in today’s celebrity-driven culture. Love her or hate her, you knew a Swift song when you heard one.Read more