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Taylor Swift

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Where are the political pop stars?

Report and Interview by Lisa Verrico, The Sunday Times, 11 December 2016

Selfie-obsessed stars are selling out to the power of branding. ...


Taylor Swift: Taylor Swift (Big Machine) **** ½

Review by Jeff Tamarkin,, 2006

ALL OF 16 when she recorded this debut album, country-pop singer Taylor Swift's considerably strong voice straddles that precarious edge that both suggests experience far ...

Taylor Swift, Sugarland et al: Far From The Old Country Music

Report and Interview by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 13 March 2009

Nashville is making yet another attempt to conquer the UK charts with artists who have crossed over so far they are virtually mainstream. Nick Hasted ...

Taylor Swift: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London ***

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 9 May 2009

COSY PLACES SUCH AS the Shepherd's Bush Empire can't figure much in Taylor Swift's schedule these days — the US's top-selling artist of 2008 must ...

Taylor Swift: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Kate Mossman, The Word, 10 February 2010

Taylor Swift's conquest of the teenage-girl market is so controlling it's creepy. In the front stalls: Kate Mossman. ...

Taylor Swift: O2, London ****

Live Review by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 31 March 2011

ONE NIGHT in London, even a night at the O2, is small beer compared to Taylor Swift's record-breaking success back home in the US. ...

Taylor Swift: Madison Square Garden, November 22nd, 2011

Live Review by Iman Lababedi, RockNYC, 24 November 2011

STANDING ON A PLATFORM in the middle of the Arena, Taylor Swift looked genuinely amazed. A young girl in the cheap seats randomly began to ...

The Girls Most Likely

Comment by Mitchell Cohen, Rock's Backpages, February 2012

SHE WAS ANOINTED, for sure. Behind the curtain, all the machinery was being cranked up for her debut, all the fanfare that was possible back ...

Taylor Swift: Red ****

Review by Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, October 2012

IT'S VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE to believe that Taylor Swift is still only 22. ...

Divas and Anti-Divas

Overview by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 22 January 2013

ACCORDING TO the Nielsen SoundScan, the bestselling album of 2012 was Adele's 21, which sold 4.4 million copies, followed by Taylor Swift's Red, which sold ...

Taylor Swift on 1989

Interview by Alan Light,, October 2014

"EVERY RECORD, I've tried to challenge myself to make something different," says Taylor Swift. "Red was really experimental, so I ended up with a sound ...

Taylor Swift: 1989

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 24 October 2014

Pop star shows "promising signs of maturity". But whether it's adolescent exaggeration or an attempt to bring more intriguing strategies into pop lyricism is debatable. ...

Apple royalties U-turn: is Taylor Swift the most powerful woman in music?

Report by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 22 June 2015

Viewed as an advocate for artists and a game-changer, almost no other pop star could have made the corporate behemoth roll over. ...

Taylor Swift: 'Look What You Made Me Do'

Review by Maura Johnston, The Guardian, 25 August 2017

The pop star's return is full of visceral disses, but it's not clear whether she's playing a role or being herself. ...

Taylor Swift: Lover

Review by David Bennun, Metro, 26 August 2019

IT'S TAYLOR Swift's world; the rest of us just live in it. That, at least, is the impression conveyed by any given Taylor Swift album. ...

Taylor Swift: Evermore

Review by David Bennun, Metro, 15 December 2020

AT LEAST THIS suspended animation has been good for something, then. All those artists who have been denied the road and excused the promotional treadmill ...


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