• @[email protected]
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    1 month ago

    Where’s the link?

    Update: The headline is all there is

    I’m going to write one:

    “No, seriously, it’s really good” insists Erin Mitle, a 34-year old home designer.

    When asked what, specifically, Erin enjoyed about the new album The Tortured Poets Department, Erin said that she had listened to the new album nearly half a dozen times happily and was “totally convinced” that it was Swift’s most talented work.

    “It’s even better than Lover”, said Erin very quickly, before taking several deep breaths. “Even though obviously, that’s like, crazy,” she added.

    While Erin was able to recite every song title and track length from the new hit album, as well as detailing each social media Easter egg leading up to the album’s release, we were unable to nail down exactly what she liked about the album.

    “Everything! I said everything! Look, if you don’t like it or her music isn’t for you, whatever, but I love it and she is so real.”

    Erin nodded her head in rapid succession along with her enthusiastic praise for Taylor.

    “I don’t know if you guys listened to Lover, but some of the lyrics from Tortured Poets Department are as deeply moving as Lover’s title track’s line “magnetic force of a man”. God what a perfect line. Even though, duh, Tortured Poets Department lyrics are even better.”

    When asked if the new album was actually called ‘The’ Tortured Poets Department, Erin said she was going to call up her friend to discuss the album and had no further comments.

    Ms. Mitle immediately left the room, leaving her phone between us on the coffee table, and has not returned to her own home in the last 40 minutes.

    We’re going to let ourselves out.

  • @EdibleFriend
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    161 month ago

    This also happens with gay people and beyoncé

  • @Jomega
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    121 month ago

    You’re supposed to post a link to the article, not a screenshot of the headline.

  • @aeronmelon
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    51 month ago

    Suffering can be silent. Ask your strong, independent female friends if they’re okay.

  • @psycho_driver
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    41 month ago

    It puts the Taylor on the Bluetooth or it gets the hose!

  • @PunnyName
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    She’s got a lot of good / great songs in her repertoire. You’ll find something you like.

    Edit: I watched her documentary before I really got into her music. I think that’s a great starting point.

    • @NOT_RICK
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      271 month ago

      I like death metal and gangster rap. I can appreciate that she’s a talented musician but none of it does anything for me

      • NielsBohron
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        151 month ago

        As a fellow enjoyer of heavy/extreme music, I appreciate a well-written song in any genre, and I’d say her talents are far more along the songwriting vein. She’s a reasonable musician, but her ear for hooks and her lyricism are far more remarkable than her musicianship.

        • @slaacaa
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          Same here, generic pop is as far from my taste as possible, and as a mid 30s dude I really came to like her music, it’s like she took the storytelling aspect of country and put it into pop, works really well imo.

          Also some funny things about her music and calming voice, like my friend’s few months old baby instantly falling asleep to her music (and refusing otherwise), or my dog also sleeping through hours of drive in my car if Taylor is playing, but getting up if I switch to something harder.

          Add to this her immaculate work ethic and (perceived) niceness, being an emotionally healthy person by growing up in a rich, loving and supportive family, writing music about heartbreak and love instead of drugs and sex, dressing like a normal pretty person without oversexualizing herself, etc. I think many parents would be happy if their daughters would listen to music and like an artist like this.

      • @PunnyName
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        If anything, you might like Cardigan. I’ve enjoyed metal and some rap most of my life, and I find that those are more about the lyrics than the melody (but obviously the melody matters). Cardigan is one of her best lyrical songs, IMO.

    • @SiegeRhino
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      191 month ago

      I like synthwave remixes of anime title themes and 90s songs covered in the Mario 64 soundfont, which Taylor Swift song do you recommend?

        • @psycho_driver
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          31 month ago

          My daughter and I had a blast karaoking this the other day.

      • NielsBohron
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        If that’s a serious question, I think Lover is her closest album to something like that. It’s a pretty fun mix of modern electro-pop songs with some decent lyrics.

        Disclaimer: I am far from a true swiftie and others might disagree with me

      • @aeronmelon
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        31 month ago

        You might like Lavender Haze.

      • NielsBohron
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        11 month ago

        I wrote that Lover is the closest to synthwave, but that was before I listened to some of Midnights with my daughter in the car. Midnights is very synthwavey in a The Weeknd/Billie Eilish way. Probably you were just making a joke and aren’t actually interested, but in case you are, give the whole album a listen. You might actually find something you like there.

    • @endhits
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      51 month ago

      I’ve tried, and her music is fine but it’s just not convincing enough to relisten, and absolutely nothing she’s made justifies the cult like obsession from swifties.

      As far as female pop singers go, I’d much rather listen to Purity Ring. Or any jpop/jrock outfit with a female singer for that matter.

      • @PunnyName
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        21 month ago

        You could always watch her documentary. If that’s more your speed.

  • @Crackhappy
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    01 month ago

    As a not woman may I be the first to declare my opinion on Taylor Swift: meh