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I found this album very boring. However, I generally don't like pop. It's usually disingenuous, like realty TV.

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Can't wait for her Travis Kelce breakup song.

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She should get married, have kids, and do a children's album. Either that or start writing whole albums - 32 song albums - about how men don't help with the dishes or pick up their damn socks and how you send him out to get some canned tomatoes for your dinner recipe and he couldn't even get that right.

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It makes me think how well would this type of album be received if it was written by a man about his previous relationships with women?

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I'm frankly just sick of the misuse of the term 'artist' to describe someone as mediocre and over produced and uninspired as Taylor Swift. But it's definitely interesting, confusing, and kind of funny (?) to see the movement that has developed called her fan base. Why. How. I don't get it.

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Slayer! (someone oldish like me had to say it)

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As Leanne Morgan said: her uterus is achin’ for a baby. Or, how about this: be a single mom. You can afford it.

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Watch out Travis! If this whole Swifty thing goes sour, there's an entire Kelce anthology waiting. You'll be immortalized in Taylor's depressing music for decades!

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My God, can we not escape from this woman for two seconds? Why, oh why is the FP giving her even MORE press coverage? It's NOT important! My opinion of the FP just went down a notch.

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As an artist, you must grow, or die. I leave it to her listeners to decide whether TS is growing or not.

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I could not recognize a single one of her songs and I am better for it.

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Apr 24·edited Apr 24

TS is the pop equivalent of when TV shows used to cast full grown adults as teenagers. If a 34 year old man were singing teen level lyrics we’d cry “creep”. In TS’s case it’s pathetic. Parading away in a requisite onesie, the pop tart equivalent of the bikini requirement of women’s beach volleyball, does not “girl power” make. In 20 years or so, she’ll be victim of the plastic surgery botchery that plagues pop stars past in their Hollywood Boulevard death grip on youth. Any parent signing off on this “role model” needs their head checked and if you’re a dad, you need to register with the authorities.

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Many posters here think Taylor is suffering from arrested development and is stuck at 17…. The reality is far worse. She is like millions of single women in their 30s: a long string of broken relationships behind them and rather disgruntled that it takes so long to find a decent guy.

I’ll never forget when Amy Poehler and Tina Fey mocked her dating history at an awards ceremony. Taylor is normal. Society no longer forces women into early marriage. As a result, a good chunk of them will have many many boyfriends before they finally do marry (if they marry at all).

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This is a review and you don’t mention thanK you aIMee? Really now The Free Press looks obviously bias… this didn’t take long. No Bari we don’t think Kim should be President (. As you suggested in your interview with her ) and Frankly Kim is the worst example of American life. And thank you Taylor for finally calling Kim out!

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I am proud to say that I've never heard a complete Taylor Swift song. The snippets that I've involuntarily heard all sounded the same. Same music, same theme, same boredom. I really don't call it music as, in my opinion, it ain't a melody unless you can hum it. There are so many better singers, even at any random karaoke bar, than Miss Swift. Ya kind of get tired of the whining with a putative melody. Poor Travis Kelce doesn't know it yet, but he will be the next target for her wrath. To call her a musician is a stretch. A big stretch.

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Go listen to Peace.

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Go listen to Tori Kelly.

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As a country fan, I got on the bus in 2007. Most of the albums I’ve had on release day. I love all kinds of music and I’m also a musician. I’ve gotten plenty of crap for listening to her over the years, but good music is good music. However, ever since Reputation, it’s been about image over music. She’s a master at marketing herself and making everyone think she is your best friend. I’ve always found a few good song on these latter albums, but I can’t help but think they are a marketing exercise where music is the last thought. Lyrically, I’m out of sympathy. 34 is way too old to figure that being an adult is hard and doesn’t always go your way, and no one owes you anything. As always, I can’t figure out why anyone would date her! Why would you want an entire album to dump on you in two years from now? I’ve know many folks personally that have been chewed up and spit out by the entertainment industry. I hope she realizes it’s using her as much as she is using it before it kills her, spiritually, if nothing else.

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Have you noticed that in every relationship she has with a male, Ms. Swift hangs on her male partner like a barnacle on the hull of a ship, followed by a breakup, followed by her trashing him?

I wouldn't touch her with a barge pole. I cannot imagine an intelligent conversation, a spirit of compromise, or any other attribute connected to maturity, issuing from her.

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2007 was also my T. Swift introduction. I saw her in concert in June 2007 opening for Brad Paisley. I wasn’t a fan then, and I’m not now, but I have always respected her for writing her own music. Just not my cup of tea.

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