yeah, he very clearly just regurgitated the pitchfork article that was posted earlier referencing the same nyt article
People (many of whom, myself included, quite like a lot of her music) said that her new song sucks (because it does). Is your world so obsessed with positivity and fuzzy colorful feelings that criticizing someones work is considered being “particularly mean”? Should we qualify our commentary by considering how haaaard she worked on it like we would a 5 year old’s painting?
She’s not a child and acting like she needs extra protection from the ~evils~ of the world is really patronizing.
We did it!!!!!!
unfortunately the new Charli XCX is pretty awful and juvenile too, so you’re right – not much difference at all.
What is “original” about her talent, exactly?
also what is “This Week in Pop” even for if you’re going to be posting individual Taylor Swift updates?
this is fucking awful and anyone over the age of 14 who was able to sit through more than half a minute of it should be ashamed (to say nothing of Stereogum)
Because everyone knows domestic violence is wrong – what are people supposed to bicker about there?
The EP is fine, whatever, but for some reason her whole “friends with famous people” shtick is really turning me off her music. I think part of it is that all four of those songs just feel so crazy unremarkable – the sort of thing that people who would hypothetically have discovered her and become fans when she released a real, interesting album would come back to and be excited to find, but that everyone else would pass off as early work. Instead she’s suddenly and inexplicably this super hot thing because she’s networked really well and everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon (I mean come on, more interesting/unique/fun pop music shows up on 22tracks every week)
The restraint in her music (and performance) might be interesting to you, but to me it just seems boring. I got 20 minutes into LP1 yesterday and the only time I even registered that music was playing was during Two Weeks (which is great, and it’s unfortunate that she doesn’t have much else like it).