Taylor Swift folklore Taylor Swift This is easily my most favourite of Taylor Swift’s albums. An instant 10/10. Her best work? I can’t fault it. (Though that’s almost entirely because I have not heard it. Also the reason it’s my favourite. Subject to change).
Last week I had my first go on the Pre-Panel on RNZ. Well, actually I had my first three goes… The Panel runs from 4-5pm but at 3.45pm they have the “Pre-Panel” where Wallace Chapman introduces the guests and the question of the day and they get a producer or a guest (or whatever) to […]
Ryan Adams 1989 Blue Note Ryan Adams has always made Record Collection PopTM but here, with his full-album cover of Taylor Swift’s album (of, obviously, the same name) he merely proves he’s open to folly. Oh, I’ve no doubt that he means it, or thinks he means it, he probably even really feels it man […]
I’m not even sure when the Taylor Swift “thing” kicked off for me. I mean, I realise she isn’t really making music for me, that her principal audience is not middle aged men (like me), but teenage girls. I even wondered if I just liked her because she is, as one of my friends so […]
Taylor Swift 1989 Big Machine Records This poptimism is a worry – grown men telling you how wonderful the new Taylor Swift album is – as if that should ever mean anything. When you don’t like something, when you point out – or poke – holes in something that “the kids” are listening to then […]