Song of the week:
Taylor Swift — ‘Look What You Made Me Do’
The best single of the week for lots of reasons, which isn’t to say it’s not also the most frustrating. This track’s about seven changed words away from being the most interesting pop statement of 2017: for instance switch “don’t like your tilted stage” to “don’t like your orange hair” and you’ve already got a totally different pop song. But she didn’t do that, because of course she didn’t do that. Instead we’ve just got a song that drags Taylor back into a narrative from which she supposedly — when it suited her — once hoped to be excluded. The best listening experience involves viewing it all as an extension of the self-aware caricature created in ‘Blank Space’, but it’s probably not that is it?
Wrong of the week:
Rod Stewart and DNCE — ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy’
- IMPORTANT: all future Lana Del Rey songs should should like the BloodPop remix of ‘Lust For Life’, please update your records.
- The Fifth Harmony album is shit.
- Léon: what a woman.
- The new Temptress single is q nice.