Song of the Day #2,301: ‘1989 Medley’ – Superfruit

superfruit_taylorIn a case of perfect timing, I discovered Superfruit’s medley of all 13 track of Taylor Swift’s 1989 just as I was posting my own review of the album.

So I’ll wrap up this not-random weekend with their take on the record, which is predictably awesome. Maybe not up to the level of their Beyoncé medley, but excellent nonetheless.

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Song of the Day #2,300: ‘Style’ – Taylor Swift

taylor_swift_1989I’m taking a break from Random Weekends in order to get in a quick review of Taylor Swift’s 1989. Swift’s music has generated enough discussion on the blog that I feel I owe it to my loyal readers to chime in on this latest batch.

1989 is, as everybody knows by now, Taylor Swift’s “pop” album. Though she has always flirted with pop in her music, even when she was a bona fide country artist, she has fully embraced the genre here.

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Song of the Day #2,289: ‘Out of the Woods’ – Taylor Swift

taylor_swiftTaylor Swift has released a second track from her upcoming pop album, 1989, and it’s an improvement on first single ‘Shake It Off.’

‘Out of the Woods’ was co-written with Jack Antonoff of fun. and Bleachers, and you can definitely see his influence on the track’s structure and production. That’s a good thing.

Still, I’m not crazy about the repetition in the chorus, and it’s a bit concerning that both tracks from 1989 have gone to that well.

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