There is something that reviewers are not quite saying about Taylor Swift's new album, 1989. It's on the tips of their tongues. Jon Caramanica comes closest: Modern pop stars — white pop stars, that is — mainly get there by emulating black music. Think of Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber. In the current ecosystem, Katy Perry is probably the pop star least reliant on hip-hop and R&B to make her sound, but her biggest recent hit featured the rapper Juicy J; she’s not immune.
Ms. Swift, though, is having none of that; what she doesn’t do on this album is as important as what she does. There is [...]
Like the guy in the comments says, "If it helps T&S record sales and radio air plays I can get with this!!" And like the other person in the comments says, "Seriously, I don't get why people hate Tegan and Sara, or even Taylor." Both of those thoughts are correct: Get with this, and don't hate. Here endeth the lesson.
2011 will be a great year for fans of Taylor Swift and her music, I have the feeling—as every year since, say, 2008 has been. She’ll keep releasing singles off of her album, so that anyone who hasn’t torrented or bought the full "Speak Now" can join the speculation as to whether that’s what Joe Jonas, John Mayer and Taylor Lautner are really like. She’ll tour and perform, and probably Us Weekly will catch Jake Gyllenhaal with her at Starbuckses across the continental U.S. and Canada. Probably she will perform at awards shows.
2011 will be a dire one for fans (fan?) of Lindsay Lohan and her music. [...]
"The same-sex version of Taylor Swift's You Belong With Me, made by students at the University of Rocheseter, NY." [sic throughout.]