Music Mondays: Taylor Takes Us Back to 1989

October 27, 2014 by

Hold the phone guys.

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TSwift just changed the game.

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Say goodbye to the sweet, pop-country good girl that got us all through that nightmare of the first high school breakup, and say hello to a rebellious, witty, young woman with extreme emotional diversity and the artistic ability to span the spiritual spectrum on her hot new album, 1989.

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Taylor has officially dropped the country tagline and is fully embracing Pop in all its glory. Electronic beats and auto-tuney (in the good/fun way, not the T-Pain-we-don’t-know-what-your-actual-voice-sounds-like way) vocals flow throughout the record to keep the sound of the album consistent. Her previously angsty lyrics have transformed into edgy, poetic lines that are catchy (and repetitive) enough to stay within her newfound pop guidelines.

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The Rolling Stone put it best when they spoke of the starlet late last week: “This is still an artist who likes to let it rip. Deeply weird, feverishly emotional, wildly enthusiastic, 1989 sounds exactly like Taylor Swift, even when it sounds like nothing she’s ever tried before. And yes, she takes it to extremes. Are you surprised? This is Taylor Swift, remember? Extremes are where she starts out.”

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Taylor is no longer mad at the boys; instead, she’s the one wearing the pants and has the sexy, confident lyrics to prove it. Here’s a prime example of the new, covertly sensual lyrics from one of the new tracks, “Blank Space”:

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“Keep you second guessing like oh my god
Who is she? I get drunk on jealousy
But you’ll come back each time you leave
Cause darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream”

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Speaking of dressing like a daydream, homegirl has been killing the fashion game lately, whether she’s waltzing down the red carpet or strutting her stuff on the streets.


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Having a modelesque figure does tend to make almost all clothing look fab-u, but I’d give Miss Swift some extra credit for always staying classy while remaining totally relevant. I wouldn’t mind taking a swipe at her shoe closet either.

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Tay is obviously taking on the world with more wisdom and sass than ever before, and I for one am a huge fan. Personal faves from my first impression of the new songs are the previously mentioned “Blank Space”, “Wildest Dreams”, and “Bad Blood”. If you see a VW-driving brunette dancing badly to these snazzy, fresh tunes, join in and we can start a party on 75.

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Prepare yourselves kids, the new princess of pop has arrived, and she’s not backing down.


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