Category Archives: Taylor Swift


Band: Taylor Swift Album: MidnightsBest song: The first three songs are all terrific. I like “Question…?” and “Bejeweled” a lot, too.Worst song: “Vigilante Shit” is extremely not my shit. I’ve written on this site twice about Taylor Swift, once in an overwhelmingly condescending tone and once avoiding her for most of the post. So, let […]

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Band: Taylor Swift Album: Red Best song: “I Knew You Were Trouble.” is strong. Very strong. Worst song: “Everything Has Changed” stinks. I know it’s the least important thing in the mountains of things that women are up against, but I really don’t listen to enough female musicians. I’ve been making a concerted effort since March of […]

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Speak Now

Band: Taylor Swift Album: Speak Now Best song: Every song sounds the same. It’s so very bland. Worst song: See above. The simplest of understandings of democracy and capitalism is, essentially, based on the wisdom of the crowd. This notion is not a terribly awful one; the “hive mind” of Wikipedia is largely based on […]

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