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June 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm #1202940942
Only one episode’s been released, but I feel like Euphoria could be a contender in the Limited Series categories (if that’s where it qualifies) based on the quality of what’s been seen so far.June 15, 2019 at 6:32 am #1202938854
I don’t agree with the entirety of the review but they do make some valid points.
“You Need to Calm Down” is like one of those fancy unicorn cupcakes, an impossibly cute confection designed to distract you from the fact that it’s a mediocre dessert.
I did enjoy the song, but it does feel like it’s a continuation of her dip into mediocrity. I don’t think it’s the follow-up she needed, but it has a positive message.June 14, 2019 at 3:20 pm #1202938340
Taylor is trying her hardest… to make sure she doesn’t get any pop nominations let alone GF
Yeah. I really don’t see her getting into the GF at this point and think the only nomination she can get is Pop Vocal (it’s too early to tell, but quality will be a defining factor more than ever). This was her opportunity to turn around the mess caused by “ME!,” and she picked the wrong single to do that. I doubt another release can reel the general public back in and that this will perform any better than “ME!” commercially (I suspect it’ll do worse actually, but that’s just speculation).June 14, 2019 at 6:48 am #1202937514
Most years there are many choices I disagree with but not necessarily one that sticks out to me more than the rest. It can be hard to pick just one.
2010: I think I would give Song of the Year to “Use Somebody” over “Single Ladies” but I’m not too sure.
2011: There doesn’t seem to be anything too glaring here actually, I think I’d give BNA to Florence + the Machine but Esperanza Spalding’s win isn’t bad at all.
2012: I’d give R&B Album to Pieces of Me by Ledisi over Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E.
Also, Speak Now in Country Album over Lady Antebellum’s Own the Night.
2013: channel ORANGE by Frank Ocean over Babel by Mumford and Sons in AOTY.
2014: Kendrick Lamar, in my opinion, should have beat Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in all of the 3 categories they won. But of these, the most notorious is good kid, m.A.A.d city being looked over in favor of The Heist in Rap Album.
2015: I think BEYONCÉ should have won AOTY, but the worse snub was her being beat in Urban Contemporary by Pharrell’s G I R L.
I also think “Chandelier” was really deserving of some recognition, I’d give it Pop Solo over “Happy (Live)” at the bare minimum.
2016: Meghan Trainor winning BNA wasn’t great, but I think I’d rather give AOTY to To Pimp A Butterfly instead of 1989.
2017: Similar to 2015 I think Beyoncé should’ve won AOTY with Lemonade, but the more glaring loss is The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years winning Music Film.
2018: Perhaps I’d give Melodrama AOTY over 24K Magic, though I’d probably change all the GF winners. I would also really want SZA’s Ctrl to win over The Weeknd’s Starboy in Urban Contemporary.
2019: In hindsight this year’s winners really weren’t bad. I’d want SOPHIE to win Dance Album with Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides. Though she wasn’t nominated, I really wish Janelle Monáe could’ve been won Urban Contemporary for Dirty Computer. H.E.R. should’ve gotten BNA and I’m not the biggest fan of “This Is America”’s win in SOTY, but that’s not really answering the question. None of these are especially bad.
They just really did Janelle dirty.June 13, 2019 at 10:07 pm #1202937040
“State of Grace,” “Treacherous,” and “Dear John” have nothing on this song if we’re being honest.
But anyways, I like it. It’s cute. It’s better than “ME!,” imo (although that bar is very low), but it’s also definitely not my favorite thing in the world.
As saturated as the 1989 era was, as soon as you heard Shake It Off or Blank Space or even Bad Blood, you knew they were instant hits. These songs she’s putting out now AINT IT.
That’s a really great point. I don’t think she’s been making the best single choices at all. Part of 1989’s success was attributed to how it’s singles (for the most part) blended smart lyrics, great hooks, clean production, and personality so well, a formula for mass appeal. This single manages that balance better than ME!, for sure, but also misses the mark.
Also, the fact that the album has 18 tracks can be a good thing, but it can also definitely work against it.June 13, 2019 at 2:19 pm #1202936468
Lover is to be released on August 23rd.
“You Need To Calm Down,” the next single, will be released tomorrow, and the music video on Monday.June 12, 2019 at 2:33 pm #1202935011
I know this comment will get hate but I think she needs to do a Rihanna/lady Gaga move and leave music alone to focus on other projects. She has cats the movie coming up so that’s a start. Reputation and Me! didn’t do great at all when we consider who Taylor is and her standards. And I think if she chooses to dominate other fields it’ll stop the flop narrative Vs putting out an album that does even less than reputation which isn’t good at all.
I get where you’re coming from. But rather I think her priority should be stepping out of the box and being more experimental with her craft. I think focusing on the music itself as opposed to its performance and appealing to as many people as possible can only have a good outcome.June 12, 2019 at 1:19 pm #1202934882
Taylor announced that she’s hosting an Instagram live tomorrow at 5 PM, presumably to reveal the album name and next single.June 10, 2019 at 9:16 am #1202930963
I was extremely shocked when Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s We Found Love didn’t get into Soty/Roty and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance or Best Electronic Performance- It actuallywon Best music video->that meant it had the support and it was a huge WW smash that deserved more!
I believe that has to do with how the song itself (not the music video) was submitted for consideration for the 2012 ceremony. The height of its popularity occurred after the nomination voting period.June 6, 2019 at 7:17 am #1202925616
I was surprised and disappointed when Lorde’s Melodrama didn’t receive a Pop Vocal Album nomination, especially considering some of the albums nominated instead. If I’m not mistaken, the only other album that recieved more critical praise that year was DAMN. And she had Grammy history as well.
Though of course she managed an AOTY nomination.June 5, 2019 at 12:03 pm #1202924735
Taylor needs to release single #2 ASAP. The momentum for this new era is slowly dying. There’s not a lot of buzz outside of Swift Nation (aka the Swifties).
Even among her fans it’s clear that some are getting exhausted with her constantly teasing and mentioning easter-eggs without actually confirming anything. There’s little to grasp onto, and “ME!” felt rather tired shortly after its release. And as you mention, her choice of lead single hasn’t been enough to keep people interested. A second single (that’s hopefully significantly better) can help her readjust the era’s narrative and serve as a stronger launching pad, commercially and critically, for the album’s release.May 30, 2019 at 12:02 pm #1202916702
Apparently Swift & Hudson are both recording original music for the film. https://theblast.com/taylor-swift-jennifer-hudson-cats-soundtrack/
If this turns out to be the case the movie is definitely in the running for an Original Song nomination. Especially if Swift/Hudson were involved in the writing process and are credited.May 27, 2019 at 6:43 am #1202912123
You are THE worst. We get it, you hate Ariana but please stop! Thank U, Next has by FAR better chances than Without Me. It sold more in SPS WW and is supported by a huge Album and era that has 2 additional hits. Thank U, Next was a moment in music kinda like This Is America. Halsey is not even considered as a pop icon while Ariana is THE IT girl right now. You are biased as hell! Halsey will get a Camila Cabello treatment!
They didn’t even mention Ariana…