Tag: Taylor Swift
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The odd thing about musical genres is that the features that distinguish them from each other are not musical features alone. Beat, rhythm, meter, ‘color’, instruments: these alone don’t make a song rock, or country, or punk. The accent of the singer also helps to define the musical genre – and singers who don’t have […]more
You’d think writing about Taylor Swift’s use of words would be easy. Everyone knows her style, right? It’s so distinct that she has tried to trademark it. But let me tell you, there’s something ethereal about Taylor’s lyricism – it’s surprisingly hard to settle on any individual words that are markedly hers. ‘It’s because she’s […]more
As Taylor Swift’s music video for her single “Shake It Off” goes viral, one question coming up on the Internet over and over again is whether or not it succeeds as a satire. Having previously received criticism about her dancing skills, the video follows Swift as she attempts ballet, break-dance, contemporary dance, rhythmic gymnastics, cheerleading, […]more