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Pop Dialectic: Ryan Adams, Taylor Swift, and 1989

Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has released a track-by-track cover of Taylor Swift's megahit, 1989. What does this mean for Swift, Adams, and the world of pop music in general? Click each perspective to read more Taylor Swift doesn't need anyone's help Hailey MacKinnon On Sept. 21, Ryan Adams released his 15th studio album, a track-by-track cover of… Keep Reading

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Off the board: Drawing the line between inspiration and appropriation

Following the release of Taylor Swift’s new music video for “Wildest Dreams”—the 5th single from her 2014 album, 1989—the singer and the video’s director, Joseph Kahn, came under fire for accusations of racism and glorifying colonialism. It is very easy to call out something as being racist or culturally appropriative—especially given how inherently politicized and… Keep Reading

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The best songs of 2015 (so far)

Here's our list of the best songs of 2015 so far: 15. Jessica Pratt – “Games That I Play” “People’s faces blend together like a watercolour you can’t remember,” sings Jessica Pratt. It’s one of the most beautifully-crafted lines written this year, and holds more weight than the combination of the Los Angeles-native’s pop contemporaries’… Keep Reading

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Album Review: Taylor Swift – 1989

The rumours about Taylor Swift’s latest release are true—the album has absolutely no hint of her usual country twang, with all of its production grounded in electronic, synthesized rhythms and layered with energetic claps, snaps, snares, and poppy, self-aware lyrics. The change pays off, and aside from a few missteps, 1989 is filled to the… Keep Reading

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