Swift serves up pop delight, bubblegum bliss

“1989” by Taylor Swift 8 out of 10 By Chase L. Manson THE ROUNDUP Every since her debut Taylor Swift has tired to balance her made-for-pop melodies and her country flare. It seems that her pop melodies have won out as her latest album, “1989,” is purely pop and inspired by the same year in […]

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September owned by Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, more

By Julian De Ocampo ’13 THE ROUNDUP Pop music is the study of music as a science. Think about it for a second – it’s the art of formulas, the quest to methodically discover the perfect keys and chords to achieve the desired result. It is a controlled experiment using precision to distill emotion. “All […]

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New Swift album ‘Speak Now’ shows maturity in style, not lyrics

By Alex Stanley ’12

Taylor Swift’s latest album, “Speak Now,” yet again fails to disappoint the throngs of pre-teen and teenage girls, plus me, who hold her music close to our hearts.

After listening to the first few songs of the album, one may distinguish no difference from her first two records.

Songs like “Mine” hold true to the upbeat and poppy style that she is well known for.

But when the listener approaches singles such as “Back to December” or “Innocent” they may see a difference in the style.

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