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28 November 2010 @ 06:29 pm
Taylor Swift's 'Enchanted'  
I know, I know, Taylor Swift is supposedly a talent-less hack who presents a horrible image to young girls everywhere setting feminism back fifty years, writes songs from her diary (who couldn't do that?) filled with cliches left and right, can't sing without a studio to make her sound decent. Well, I definitely agree on the latter, but dangit, the studio does make her sound lovely. As for the first two, I don't think any one person should ever represent a movement or an entire group of people. So she sings about love and boyfriends, etc., just because young girls listen to her, doesn't mean that they'll only think about love and boyfriends. Individuals are individuals and people will grow and make up their own minds and hearts. Some songs (especially Taylor Swift-type songs) are not going to brainwash a generation. She writes from her diary, true, but she crafts a nice string of words, and comes up with some lovely melodies. A lot of people couldn't do that. Are there cliches? Sure, but a plenty darn lot of songs have cliches.

So that's my defense of why I listen to and like Taylor Swift.

With that said ... OHMYGOD! I love her song "Enchanted" SO MUCH! I thought it was bland and lame upon the first few listens to, but then it started to get its groove into me and now I find it one of the most lushly romantic songs I've ever heard. I can't explain it, but I adore it so. If you're not automatically against Taylor Swift (for reasons stated above, opinions you're more than welcome to, or for your own reasons), give the song a few listens. It's just ... ahhh! Glorious. I love it so!

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Cindycorpsebride05 on November 29th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)

She's cool! I like her. Not my favorite kind of music but it's good!
Arabianarabian on November 29th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
It's just an adorably romantic song that really grows on you. I love it so!
Uther Pendragon's Loyal Wench: garth brooksfirthgal on November 29th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
That is quite possibly my favorite song off of her new album. Either that one or Haunted (Haunted I fell in love with upon first listen, whereas with Enchanted I too had to listen to it a few times before it struck me with its wonderfulness. Now I listen to it pretty much every day when I'm getting ready for work). I've always unabashedly loved Taylor Swift. Country music is meant to be about life, and Taylor Swift sings about the life and feelings of her age group pretty well. If a country song is relatable, it's successful, and I can honestly say that I've related to most of her songs at some point in my life. While I don't think that vocally she's all that great, I think she's pretty darn good at writing songs that speak to your emotions (be it negatively or positively).
Arabian: musicarabian on November 29th, 2010 11:42 am (UTC)
I agree pretty much. And, "Enchanted" is just glorious. Whenever it comes on, I turn it up loud and just sing my fool heart out.
redbrunja: tvd | miss mystic fallsredbrunja on November 29th, 2010 08:26 am (UTC)
I admit, most reasonable criticism of Taylor Swift is pretty deserved, but there are a couple of her songs that I kind of love. And I think you've just introduced me to another.
Arabian: Caroline01arabian on November 29th, 2010 11:42 am (UTC)
Yay! It really is such a lovely, lovely song.
lacrimadraconis: RDJ pianolacrimadraconis on November 30th, 2010 10:43 am (UTC)
I don't think I ever heard one of her songs before because I don't listen to the radio much since I usually prefer other music. But this really is a lovely song!
Arabian: What's not to Love? (Logan)arabian on December 4th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
It really is. I just love it so. :)
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Arabian: Ian Somerhalder02arabian on December 4th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
THANK YOU! I do NOT get the Taylor Swift hate. The only thing I can think is that it's because she's so insanely successful... So, yeah, let's hate on someone for doing something many female musicians have done throughout history because she has the gall to be ridonkulously successful at it. :rolls eyes:
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Arabian: Katherine03arabian on December 7th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
You are absolutely right on all counts. Gosh, today's society's views on things is kinda scary sometimes. :(