Taylor Swift

42 albums, 199 tracks

Born in Dec 13, 1989

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"Taylor Swift"

Jun 14, 2019

Inspired by disses

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Written by @vildanasuta from Living Like V  / 8 mins read
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Taylor Swift has always been familiar with drama in music and love areas which inspired her in making new singles or even the whole albums about it. The album Reputation is her response to the disses by Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West, and a famous singer Katy Perry. When it comes to Kanye West and his wife, all of the drama began back in 2009 when Kanye insulted Taylor publicly. Kanye made a scene at the VMAs when he rushed the stage and told Taylor Swift: “Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.” That made the whole world take Taylor's side in this drama and turn against Kanye. It looked so wrong, rude and disrespectful! Taylor was only 19 years old back then and he totally ruined her special moment. He apologized the same year. But was it sincere? In 2010, his apology inspired her to make a song "Innocent" after which Kanye kept apologizing. But, suddenly, in 2013 Kanye said he doesn't feel sorry for what he did back in 2009 and regrets his apology. Two years later, they finally found peace and became friends. It didn't take Kanye long to cause new drama with the release of his song "Famous" in which he, in front of the whole world, insulted Taylor with lines:
"For all my Southside niggas that know me best
I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex
Why? I made that bitch famous (Goddamn)
I made that bitch famous"
in which he claimed to be the one who made Taylor Swift famous because, after the scene in 2009, her popularity increased drastically. He took the role of the victim here and Kim and him released the video of Taylor agreeing to these lyrics but in the video is shown that she heard only the lines:
"For all my Southside niggas that know me best
I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex"
not the two lines after these where he took the credits for her popularity and success. Taylor released a statement where she said she wasn't aware of the lyric "I made that bitch famous" and that she's totally not okay with that. She also added Kanye wanting her to promote the single on her Twitter feed which she, of course, refused to do. Four days after Kanye's song was released, Taylor won an award for her album 1989 after what she said: "There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world." and we can all see who is she referring this to. On November 10th, 2017 Taylor released a new album called Reputation and she gave us much to talk about!

Old Taylor is dead

All of the drama made Taylor Swift change. She got a nickname 'snake' and she was accused of playing the victim in the whole story with Kanye West. She accepted her nickname and made it her advantage of releasing a song "Look What You Made Me Do" with the main symbol of snake in the whole music video. This song represents her reborn, going from a naive fool to a smarter and stronger person. Before the release of the song, she deleted all of her photos on Instagram and published three videos of snake's tail, body and head. She's the true example of how you can make insults go in your favor. Taylor has never been someone who is afraid to directly address people in her songs so this song begins with:
"I don't like your little games
Don't like your tilted stage"
referring to Kanye West who had tilted stage on his tour but she might also be referring to Katy Perry who had tilted stage on one of her performances. The drama with Katy Perry began back in 2013 where one of Taylor's dancers left her on tour to join Katy on her tour but that feud seemed to be over because Katy sent a letter to Taylor with an olive branch which represents peace. Taylor posted the photo of the letter on her Instagram story and fans were happy that drama is finally over. The following lyrics:
"The role you made me play
Of the fool, no, I don't like you
I don't like your perfect crime"
made people think differently about the videos which Kim Kardashian West posted on her Snapchat with Taylor's approval for the Kanye's song. Now it seems like it was all planned and the recorded phone call between Kanye and Taylor wasn't recorded for no reason. It seems like Kanye really did make Taylor play the role of the fool in this drama. 'The perfect crime' means the drama Kanye used in his favor, making himself the victim. Lines:
"How you laugh when you lie
You said the gun was mine
Isn't cool, no, I don't like you (Oh)"
are related to Katy Perry saying Taylor started the feud between them and Kanye saying the controversial lyrics were Taylor's idea. They basically said the gun was hers while she didn't start any of that.
"But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time
Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time
I've got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined
I check it once, then I check it twice, oh!"
Taylor seems to be rising from the dead all the time, after every drama that happens, she gets back stronger but this time:
" "I'm sorry, the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now
"Why? Oh, 'cause she's dead!" (Oh)"
she isn't coming back the same, she will never be the old Taylor.

The love that lasts forever

The third song on Taylor's album Reputation is "End Game" - a song about love that lasts forever, Taylor's wish to be her lover's end game and the first string. This song was done in collaboration with Ed Sheeran with who she did a track "Everything Has Changed" but it's her first collaboration with Future. Line: "Ooh, you and me, we got big reputations, ah" suggest us the meaning of her wannabe-forever-lover is probably someone famous like her. In the time when this song was released, she was with Joe Alwyn, the famous English actor.
"And you heard about me, ooh
I got some big enemies (Yeah)
Big reputation, big reputation
Ooh, you and me would be a big conversation, ah (Git, git)
And I heard about you, ooh (Yeah)
You like the bad ones, too"
Taylor seems to be hoping the drama around her won't bother her boyfriend and make him leave, since he likes 'the bad ones', too. They would be 'a big conversation' because the famous actor dating a famous singer wouldn't be something people would ignore.

Are you ready for it?

Taylor's song "...Ready For It?" is a mix of Taylor's dark side and the side of her which wants to be loved. The songs starts with the line: "Knew he was a killer first time that I saw him" because Taylor often includes the way she met her boyfriend(s) in her songs. Her boyfriend Joe Alwyn was starring in war drama playing the role of the soldier so that's why she referred him as 'a killer'.
"Some boys are tryin' too hard, he don't try at all though
Younger than my exes, but he act like such a man, so
I see nothing better, I keep him forever
Like a vendetta-ta"
We all know her most recent exes were DJ Calvin Harris and actor Tom Hiddleston who were 32 and 35 when they were dating and her boyfriend Joe Alwyn is over a year younger than her. Another reason to think these lines are about him is that their ages of birth ('89 and '91) were displayed at the wall in the beginning of the music video for "…Ready For It?".
Taylor Swift is an artist who makes incredibly catchy songs which get into your head so fast that you don't even realize it. Her talent is huge and amazing, her voice is stunning and the way she uses all of the drama she gets into to make music will always be something fascinating to me!

May 31, 2019

The Thick Production in Taylor Swift’s Reputation Unleashed a Bad-Ass Video Game Simulating Adventure or the Continuum of a Cinematic Marvel Film.

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Written by @cbenson from Cyclolore  / 8 mins read
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The Album Reputation which won American Music Award for Favorite Album Pop/Rock, and Billboard Music Award for Top Selling Album really hit home for me in a fiery attitude type of way versus the average happy go lucky material and I’m not just saying this as I’m not really an average Taylor Swift fan. My attention was definitely caught before this Reputation Album initiated with her LP 1989 but sometimes times the happy go lucky concepts over all can be a bit typical and boring. Yet, when her sixth album finally dropped on November 10th of 2017 with all this assertiveness, and certainty in sustaining a publicly appointed bad girl reputation, was freshening and surprising to say the least. From “Ready For It” to “End Game”, to “Look What You Made Me Do”, the themes gave very polished, advanced video game aesthetics and just kept me tuning in over and over. Taylor Swift is known for being the Easter egg Queen and its widely known that she has the most enthusiastic fans to find interesting and insightful clues about her projects before being released out to the public in her music videos and songs.Things things range from the release date of a single or album, a connecting piece of visionary material to even imagery hints at the animal mascot of an entire era. Reputation was an album where all of those things were engraved into the virtual world of her music videos and I wouldn’t mind if she came back to this kind of concept musically as it was out of the norm for her and it showed her versatility almost like trying on an gorgeous dress or hopping into a muscle sports car.

The Annoying Excessivity of ‘Reputations’ Cyborg Production

One of the things that wasn’t so pleasant was the constant robotic productions that sounded like something you could make with a “Toys R Us” playtime synthesizer in for example “King of My Heart.”That's just one thing but to fan flames on that the repetitiveness in the lyrics only really maximized the waste in what an amazing song and concept it truly is. I still think the idea behind the words shine through which continues to keep it at one of my top favorites from the album, it's just a paradox as its kind of one of my most annoyed ones as well. I do feel like in the chorus of “King of my Heart” Taylor Swift reminds me of some ethereal being of a matrix game that’s unto a God telling me she’s being waiting. “You are the one, I have been waiting for, king of my heart, body and soul (ouh-ooooh)” she sings in the song and honestly those melodies really truly work in terms of striking some self-loving emotion. Not all the guys out there are as confident as they try to pretend for social media or for their friends, but Taylor Swift doesn’t aim to blow that up she mends it with the lyrics and melodies in this one. All music artist for the most part have the option to choose their songs ‘filter’ in the creative process generally speaking, and I just feel like if your going to choose something that's as generic as the cyborg aesthetic used in songs like this of Reputation, maybe we could’ve used some clearer bad-ass conceptualization wrapped in there as well besides the use of cyborg Taylor Swift. In that respect I do feel like this is definitely the song I return to to reinforce self-esteem but also understand that it could have possibly been rushed or just not fully visualized to its best potential. The beats in “King of My Heart” are very heavy hitting and beautifully choreographed for sure and definitely love that about the song. It feels like the song really takes you on this cool ride in a bad-ass spaceship in a cinematic production.

The Abnormality of Reputation vs. Past Taylor

For the first time in it really seems like the history of me tolerably liking Taylor Swift’s songs here or there, I just love her slower songs as well in Reputation and they aren’t too floral and pretty. Like they are still reflective but have side dashes of griddy beats and neon vocals, and spaced out landscapes before the sledgehammer beat drops. “End Game” where Taylor sings “Big reptuation, big reputation, ouuh you and me would we got big reputations (ahhhh, and you heard about me, oohhh I got some big enemies.” Another example is “So It Goes” these two tracks off the the album Reputation are where I found these ominous marks that truly embodied a conclusionary darkness of this era in a way where I was just left speechless only to simply just enjoy the music. In the song “So It Goes”, Taylor Swift is using lines like “Come here dressed in black now, so so (so it goes), scratches down your back now now (so it goes).” Also expressing the lyrics such as “You did a number on me, but honestly baby who's counting. I did a number on you, but honestly baby who's counting.” Listening I was just all arms up in arms worship mode of this Taylor Swift, just the mere elements of mystery and strategical destruction that wrapped into the the character in this songs story drives me nuts. Thats just the thing not all albums make you curious enough to want to see it play out in movie form, but this was one of those eras where yes sonically she did carry through the badass theme till the end. Visually I’m not sure we can say the same because Taylor Swift had to keep a consistency wrapped in there a little bit of her generic bubble-gum video aesthetics. Even in a few songs sonically like “Gorgeous” and “Delicate” with those being a given considering the titles of the songs.

Went Around Surely Came Right Back Around

If I’m being completely honest Taylor Swift’s album Reputation truly scared me inside with what seemed to be tunnel vision of hers, and the dark symbolism and imagery that backed it up She was not playing around about how she wanted a certain perspective of this album to feel and that was cut throat. The determination in her pursuit of what it took to make this album commercially successful including the #1 grossing tour for 2018, and the elements that made her take this direction with Reputation’s meaning truly is bothersome to a certain extent. Like the graveyard scene in the music video for her song “Look What You Made Me Do” it gave serious “Thriller” vibes by Michael Jackson. I was sincerely blown away by the graphics and the clever way she played her own part so well in her video, of the drama that unfolded the entertainment world of music. First it was Kanye West and his recorded conversation with Taylor Swift off of his The Life of Pablo album, in which he claimed “ I made that bitch famous.” Taylor Swift didn’t know she was being recorded so when the song dropped and blew up, she demonstrated resistance in being called a ‘bitch’ in which Kanye West blackmailed her with the recording of her agreeing to do the song. This is what woke the public up to Taylor Swift playing the victim at her convenience. It tarnished her image and a lot of the internet was saying that her career was dead. “Then again how much can one artist take of the plots, the twists, and the ground slithering intentions that come with being an iconic labeled Pop star. “Look What You Made Me Do” is exactly where we witnessed Taylor Swift first lean into that very narrative turning it into a favor for her act. She also had beef with Katy Perry that has now ended with Katy Perry telling an interviewer that she was “open, open, open” for any possible collaboration with her and Taylor Swift. Let's hope that’s something that can come into manifestation because the two female Pop moguls are very top of the line Powerhouses and there's no telling what kind of new memories can be made in the world with the good music.

Taylor Swift Gives Her Voice About Different Life Issues

For the R&B star, a lot has happened since she came into spotlight. From the issues of racism, to relationships that did not go as planned and the endless list. In her sixth album, Reputation, Taylor Swift gives her opinion on some of these issues – Considering the circumstance surrounding the time of the release of the album, it is difficult to assume the words are meaningless. Taylor Swift used the album as a platform to express herself. The songs are not just mindless pop hits but they are stories. She used the album to tell her own side of different stories and also what she expects or expected from different situations. It is like an encrypted message that requires the listener to relate the words in the song to different phases of her life. The words in the tracks are majorly focused on three things: lust, loss and revenge, but sprinkled all around are her notions on topics such as gender, power and freedom of speech.

Written by gospelredefined from Gospel Redefined / May 24, 2019

Taylor Swift, raising her ‘Reputation’ of American Queen

What can a star do that everything she touches makes it a worldwide success that reaches the corners of the earth that we would never have imagined existed? A star with more than 83 million followers on Twitter, more than 68 million on Facebook, more than 33 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 117 million on Instagram. Well, I can only think of one thing: reaffirm her place as the American Queen she has become or, perhaps I should say, the Queen of the World. With a bunch of successes behind her that have been the envy of many artists who have not been able to reach that height and with the enormous responsibility of satisfying all those admirers that I have just enumerated (plus those who silently love her and have all her albums, but they do not dare to say it), Taylor Swift raises her reputation with her album, Reputation. Caring to the last detail in both, the music and the videos that adorn a lot of the issues and including responses to many of her detractors, the jump to the confirmation that we have Taylor Swift for a long time, is giant and leaves a long way of distance for who wants to reach her. It seems impossible that after this, someone can remove her from the throne. From the cover you can see the tone of the singer's posture, with those images that appear to be newspaper notes and her challenging face, she wants to make clear to those who thought that she could not do anything else, that she is not only capable of that and more but also that she is someone so important to many, that she is big enough to call attention whenever she proposes it. An album that also invites that aspirational feeling that is very necessary for many who need an inspiration, a role model, something that gives meaning to their lives to keep fighting to be someone in this world. An intelligent album in the selection of themes and guest artists (without abusing this resource as much as many others). An album that also has the virtue of taking seriously the primary reason for the business of music: entertain. An album that meets the highest quality standards in the recording of songs and in the production of each and every one of the videos. We are facing a record so versatile that you can listen at any time, enjoy it in privacy or at any weekend party. And above all, we have an album that says things, because nowadays, it is difficult to find songs that dare to say things in this musical genre. If someone does not find the content of this album interesting, it is because they do not want to listen to it.

Written by JorgeDiaz from Electro Arpegio / May 17, 2019

Taylor Swift Takes Her New Villainous Status A Little Too Far With Reputation, Her Undoubtedly Worst Album

I feel like whenever I talk about Taylor Swift, I always find myself having to make it clear how I feel about her. Apparently, I’m confusing. “Wait, I thought you hated her?” ”Are you a fan of hers or not?” To be honest, I absolutely love Taylor Swift. I think she has the capability of making incredible music — because she did. Her first four albums were all great. She was the artist who allowed me to say I was a fan of country music whenever people would ask. “Yeah, I listen to Taylor Swift. Obviously, I like country.” She’s an amazing songwriter, probably one of the best our generation. When I was younger, she used to make me believe in love. I also consider her to be a part of what I call the “The Golden Age of Pop.” In that time, she released Fearless, Speak Now, and Red, the three albums of hers that I consider to be her best. Between 2008 and 2012, she was at the top of her game. I have mixed feelings about certain songs from 2014’s 1989, but I still would say it’s much better than her long-awaited return in 2017. Reputation was just Taylor Swift trying too hard to be something else, grasping for another identity. She claimed to not be associated with the things that people were saying about her, but then she attempted to capitalize on it. Her album visuals were darker and she used a lot of snakes — for those who don’t know of her “snake” status, it all started with Kim Kardashian recording a phone conversation with Kanye West about his song “Famous.” Also, Taylor Swift was basically in a feud with everybody in the entire world, so that could also get you called a “snake.” But enough about her reputation… oh wait, that’s actually why we’re here.

Written by hazelnutcoffee from HazelNutCoffee / May 10, 2019

The Trend To Dislike Taylor Is Over, Let’s Be Honest In Our Taylor Love

Taylor Swift is known for having exes and writing albums, not just songs albums, about them. However, a few years ago, three years after her 1989 album, she released an album that have people split as to if they like it or not. When reputation first came out, all of my friends were talking about how much we loved it because it was so different, but lately, i’ve been hearing a lot of people talking about how they don’t like reputation, and I am here to remind you guys of how great it actually is. The album came about after some celebrity squabbles that tarnished her reputation so the album was a bit of her clap-back. However, if you think it is completely boyfriend free, you’re wrong. Taylor describes the album as being about finding love through all the noise because as the album goes on, we go from an angry tone to a love/ sensual tone. This album was so dynamic and amazing that it went triple platinum in a month, but now you guys say you don’t like it? I get it, not liking Taylor is a trend. It comes and it goes. You like her in secret because… actually I don’t know why, but basically, I just wanted to say, My name is Adele and I am a Taylor Swift fan. Okay, we can move on now.

Written by adelemarie from JustAdeleMarie / May 10, 2019

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Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. As one of the world's leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which has received widespread media coverage.
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