This article is important because it compares Taylor Swift as a pop star to other incredible pop stars, such as Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. I plan to argue against this website by saying that Taylor Swift does not deserve to join the ranks of pop music’s all-time greats. Not because she doesn’t have a good voice or isn’t pretty, but because she doesn’t have a good reputation and knows it.
This is another website of music critics that I plan to use as examples. It has different paragraphs of reviews from people who are rated on how good there review is. This specific website has people’s reviews on Taylor Swift’s country side with her album “Fearless.”
This is yet another website that will guide me as a music critic in my paper. This website will be extra helpful because it has reviews of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album, which I plan to use as examples. This is one of the things said that I will consider using, “Some people even went as far as to say that she didn’t belong in the country music awards.”
This article is nicer to Taylor Swift then I plan to be in my paper, but it has certain things I would like to use. This proves that in the beginning, when Taylor just became a pop star, she was successful and still had a good reputation. Even though she was doing good, it was partially because she had not shown her true colors yet.
This article proves that Taylor knows her reputation has gone down hill, but she doesn’t care. She handles her reputation by doing things like, “Swift announced her latest album, Reputation, by deleting all of her old social media posts, replacing them with a video of a snake hissing, in what appeared to be a reference to her reputation as a lying snake.” It basically just shows how Taylor has changed to a bad girl and there is nothing anyone can do about it. I plan to use these points in my paper to prove that Taylor is a bad girl and knows it.
This article will be very helpful, because it argues many of the same points I have argued and plan to argue in my paper. I will use many quotes from this to back up my arguements to prove it’s not just me who feels this way about Taylor Swift. It specifically says how she sang about the other girls wearing short skirts and being cheerleaders; then later she decided to wear short skirts and be a cheerleader in her “Shake it Off” music video. That proves that she is a hypocrite and thinks she was better than everyone else. It also says, “the country-turned-pop-star dives deeper into the synthesized, industrial pop sounds she established on her last album, 1989“, which I plan to use.
This article is basically exactly what I’m trying to say in my paper, but I will be doing it from a different point of view. I plan to use many quotes from this article to prove all my points. Such as, “The music video is dominated by symbolism as Swift emerges as a good girl gone bad. Swift’s lyrics celebrate the loss of her old identity and reflect that “I got smarter, I got hotter in the knick of time.” This is a good quote because it is back up for what I’m saying in my paper. It proves that im not the only one who thinks these things.
This article talks about Taylor Swift’s “relationship” with the media. I’m not one hundred percent sure I will use this in my essay, but it makes some interesting points that I could use. It talks about how Taylor used to talk to the media and answer questions, but ever since she has changed she avoids the media. Taylor knows that her reputation is not very good right now, so she doesn’t want to give the media a chance to remind everyone. I will possibly use this, “But not only has Swift shunned the press, she’s mocked it, too” to add on to the fact that Taylor is not a good girl anymore.
I will use this website to guide me as a music critic, because that is the point of view I will be writing from in my paper. It provides steps in the process of writing from a music critics point of view, which will be helpful because I have never written as a music crtitc. It also has different examples of others writings, which I will use as the base for my format. At the bottom of the website they are a few little helpful points/hints that I will take into consideration. I think this website will be very useful in the way that I can write a better paper from this point of view, and keep the reader interested in my topic.
This website will help me a lot, because it will teach me to be the best music critic I can be. It provides me with different sections of bullet points that will make my paper better. Such as, what music critics do, important qualities, and career advancements. I plan to look at these bullet points as a guide throughout my whole paper. This article is important so that I can keep the reader as interested as possible on my topic.