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veninblazer
February 27th 2019


10187 Comments


yeah, I actually haven't heard much past Red because I stopped caring about her.

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mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
February 27th 2019


1049 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

she has become a much more proficient vocalist over the years. as stated above, the netflix film shows how great she is live these days.

Asdfp277
February 27th 2019


21716 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

she sucks live



*as a singer

veninblazer
February 27th 2019


10187 Comments


Honestly, my jumping-off point would've been Speak Now had I not gotten curious about Red a couple years later. She just sounded so plain on that one, even 11-year-old me at the time of release was not that happy with it outside of a few tracks like "Better than Revenge", "Dear John", and "Back to December".

Asdfp277
February 27th 2019


21716 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

but you're like, what, 13 now?

Asdfp277
February 27th 2019


21716 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

"Back to December" is good

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
February 27th 2019


1049 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

her sound these days is diametrically opposed to speak now. but it's much poppier so you still probably wouldn't be into it.

veninblazer
February 27th 2019


10187 Comments


@Asdfp: Speak Now was released a few months after I turned 11. I'm 19 now. And yes, Back to December is pretty good.
@chan: Yeah, the stuff I heard from 1989 was the best I'd heard since Fearless, but the few tracks I had a glimpse of here were dreadfully plain to me.

solrage
February 27th 2019


58 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Swift is an average/below-average singer but a superlative songwriter who knows how to add vocal flourishes to the music that accentuate the meaning in ways that technically superior vocalists often overlook. Dylan is the classic example of a technically bad vocalist that nonetheless really knew how to vocally embody the characters/situations/stories/themes he was singing about, with a very different kind of versatility that virtuosos have. Swift is not at that level, but her approach and strengths are in that same general school. I can appreciate many singers solely for their vocal prowess, but I can also appreciate relatively-poor singers when they can write great songs and sing them well in their own unique way, and IMO Swift can.

Asdfp277
February 27th 2019


21716 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

agreed, but she's no dylan bro

Asdfp277
February 27th 2019


21716 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

she's no Matt Berninger

veninblazer
February 27th 2019


10187 Comments


That's a fair analysis yeah but she isn't like Dylan lol

DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
February 27th 2019


15801 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

sorry, this album is pure trash

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solrage
February 27th 2019


58 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"agreed, but she's no dylan bro"



Of course. I just said she's closer to that school of "limited technical ability, knows how to shade her delivery to enhance the musical drama" rather than the school of "technical virtuoso/excellence." I just said Dylan was the classic example of the former, but that Swift wasn't on that level.

matbla00
March 22nd 2019


440 Comments


The one song I heard, 'look at what...' is pretty cool. will check the album, the artist and the genre, as I've rejected it for a long time

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Kalopsia
March 22nd 2019


3384 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

she's no Scott Stapp

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
March 22nd 2019


57022 Comments


she's no Taylor Swift

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Asdfp277
March 23rd 2019


21716 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

🤔🤔🤔

StrikeOfTheBeast
March 23rd 2019


8382 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

meh

pizzamachine
March 23rd 2019


14246 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Bruh



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