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September 4, 2020 at 6:31 pm #1203686955
Red = Folklore > Reputation > Lover > 1989
Reputation is just as cohesive as 1989 but took us all to musical places we thought she would never go.
Lover gets dragged for ME! but the rest of it is pop perfection. Lover, The Man, Cornelia Street are some of her best songs ever.August 25, 2020 at 5:07 am #1203666089
Get real! “Exile” is NOT happening in Record of the Year and/or Song of the Year. The delusion is at an all-time high.
How come though? 2 critically acclaimed artists from a successful album? Of course, we expect it to be nominated. The only thing missing here is its actual chart run, which I think Ms. Swift will plan to give her all (like she does in everything).August 24, 2020 at 9:20 pm #1203665878
I’ve never seen an artist being claimed so much as a legendary songwriter, when the music industry is very secretive and shady in that aspect. She’s a very mediocre singer, I guess her team needed to compensate that with being an exceptional songwriter.
There’s something suspicious and false about her and her entire brand, like I can’t believe you don’t see it, it goes beyond her awful music, like right now she has the power and money make look things her way, but in the future it will come to the light as they are.
LOL this is so funny. She didn’t just come out of nowhere, you know. Like every big artist out there with longevity, she hustled by playing and singing at small venues before making it big. She did not have a “team” that fabricated a false persona around her. SHe’s not Britney Spears or Beyonce with her fake song writing credits. She built her own brand in coutnry music all on her own. She breached pop music against the the protestation of her country label (she released 1989 under a label that was purely country).
Just go and try out her unreleased music. Start with the first 4-5 songs on RED and then let us know what you think.August 24, 2020 at 9:02 pm #1203665856
Also, I consider there’s something fishy about she being a songwriter, like it’s so irregular, like most singer-songwriters have a very distintic style, but Taylor’s is all over the place, like she goes from good songs to really bad and horrible catchy music. Taylor has ghostwriters, they will come out one day, mark my words.
She has released documentary-type videos of her songwriting process, I think, for all her pop albums.
During her country days, people thought she was nothing without her co-writers, so she wrote Fearless (or Speak now?) by herself.
And contrary to your comment, her songwriting has a pattern. She likes weaving stories into her songs and she repeats a lot of words in multiple songs.
That’s also another thing – people think she writes about her exes all the time. With folklore, she’s taken a different approach. If you haven’t listened to folklore, there are 3 songs there that are point-of-view songs of three people involved in a love triangle (cardigan, betty, August), a song about the coronavirus pandemic, a song about the history of a woman who used to own her house. “Folk songs” are songs that tell other people’s stories and she really did it well with this album, and that’s why she will win.August 24, 2020 at 8:40 pm #1203665824
Adele performed weeks after 21 was released, so no, it was not before her peak. Not everyone considers Taylor to be at her popularity peak, just saying. Damn some of y’all make it hard to be a TS fan on these forums.
21 was not yet roaring on the charts when she performed.
Just give the girl her due. Haters here just hate on her because she’s TS and stop after listening to Shake it off. If you just got introduced to TS by those poor single choices of hers, what I was saying was you should check out her Tiny Desk concert.August 24, 2020 at 8:28 pm #1203665802
^ Adele, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, and Harry Styles have also performed on Tiny Desk. Let’s not make it seem like Taylor is that strange of an artist to perform.
Adele performed before the peak of 21 though, right?
Alicia Keys and Coldplay performed after their peaks.
Let’s not compare Harry Styles to Taylor.
Anyway, point of it was it showcased her appeal.August 24, 2020 at 8:25 pm #1203665796
Taylor’s team is giving their everything to give her that 3rd AOTY again. Massive seller + critical acclaim = WINNER! I just don’t see any other album with a chance.August 24, 2020 at 8:21 pm #1203665787
Some posters on here hate Taylor because they don’t look past her commercial singles: Shake it Off, WANEGBT, YBWM, LWYMMD, Meh! and because all she writes is about is boys and lovy dovie pop songs. People feel like those songs are the main representation of her music. In reality if people actually heard her albums in full they would realize the magnificent talent she is as a songwriter, she paints A scene in your mind with her lyrics. You don’t have to like her, but to discredit her success, talent and accolades is just plain stupid and hateful.
To be honest, I was one of those people. Didn’t really pay attention to her until I heard 1989. It was pure pop perfection from start to finish. Then I paid more attention to her discography and was blown away.
An artist of her caliber usually do not perform in NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. That program is usually for up and coming indie artists, but she did that anyway just last year for her Lover album. All you haters should check it out. She performed 3 of the 4 songs by herself.August 24, 2020 at 8:12 pm #1203665776
No other artist nominated in that category has a fan account that spams every day tell people to vote for Taylor and retweeting tweets from fans to ensure her victory. I checked the other nominees she was up against since the reputuation era, they do not do that at all. It just shows her team wanting her to look relevant. Taylor plays a part too. She tells people to vote and also ensure her victory by posting a link to the voting site on her profile. I definitely remember it starting at the 2015 VMAs so she can have her “female empowerment” moment when she won Video of the Year. She’s a good artist but she’ll never be Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Adele, etc.
LOL you can keep on trying to dismiss her.
Doesn’t she already have 2 diamond albums (or about to) and will join a very short list of women with 2 diamond albums in history.
She was AMA’s artist of the decade. She’s won VMA VOTY twice.
She is definitely MORE relevant than Adele because she has shown longevity and versatility (Adele won AOTY 2x for the same music), and definitely more relevant now than Beyonce. Sorry. that’s just the truth. Beyonce’s reputation is based on word of mouth. Taylor actually has receipts. Taylor is a bigger album and touring act than Beyonce. Taylor has also already outsold Whitney, and is right on the heels of Mariah.August 24, 2020 at 8:04 pm #1203665758
Where’s the scenario where folklore and exile sweep?August 24, 2020 at 7:59 pm #1203665752
Does anyone here really think After hours deserve AOTY more than folklore? It’s trash.August 24, 2020 at 7:57 pm #1203665749
Taylor is nowhere near Stevie Wonder’s level of critical acclaim, foh. Whatever best of list you’re using to gauge her acclaim I can assure you Stevie beats her in every single one of them
Some of you really do the absolute most at this point
There’s a certain bias here because you are retrospectively looking at Stevie’s career while comparing it to where Taylor is now.
I exaggerated a bit, obviously because some people here look at her name and just dismiss her body of work.
Stevie is one of the greatest legends of all time, no doubt, but Taylor is doing her thing too. Winning AOTY for 2 albums from different genres, with a 3rd one coming pretty soon.August 24, 2020 at 7:50 pm #1203665736
Honey, I’m NOT ok with Folklore winning Album of the Year. Three white women in a row is just too damn much. No diversity! Plus, three Album of the Year wins for Taylor Swift and none for Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, etc. NOT a good look.
This is not Taylor’s problem. Unfortunately, there aren’t any strong albums from black artists this year that have really made ANY impact. If folklore loses to a much less deserving album, it would be seen as a result of “affirmative action”.