Yeah, I Heard About You: a Review of Taylor Swift’s Reputation

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the second half of 2017 (and I don’t blame you one teensy bit for wanting to,) then you will know that Taylor Swift released her 6th studio album in November. It’s no secret that I ADORE Tay, and I am happy to say that I was not disappointed by Reputation. Continue reading “Yeah, I Heard About You: a Review of Taylor Swift’s Reputation”

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2017 Re-Cap

As 2017 winds to a close, I thought I would take a moment to reflect on some of my favorite books, movies, t.v. shows and music. So, here they are, in no particular order. Note: some of them have been reviewed already, some of these reviews are forthcoming, and some will never be reviewed on the blog but belong on the list nevertheless. Continue reading “2017 Re-Cap”

A Million Reasons why Lady Gaga’s “Joanne” is Her Best Album to Date

Admittedly, I am more than a little late to this train. For me, Lady Gaga lost most of her lustre something like 5 years ago. At the beginning of her career, I worshiped her for the same reasons everyone else did. I adored her catchy dance tunes (so much so that I blame The Fame for at least one speeding ticket,) I found her avant-garde fashion sense to be entirely mesmerizing, I was both shocked and emboldened by her blatant sexuality, and like so many others I loved the way she was so willing to use her music and celebrity as a mechanism for speaking up about gay rights. As time went on, for me at least, her antics grew tired, drab and finally  boring. Gaga ushered in an age of garish pop-stars and grew to have so many imitators that she herself seemed to lose some of her originality,  and with the release of Artpop any interest I had in her music was gone. Continue reading “A Million Reasons why Lady Gaga’s “Joanne” is Her Best Album to Date”