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Aug 10, 2023Liked by Simon Sweetman

My 13 year old daughter is obsessed with Taylor Swift so I’ve heard it all now. She’s clearly a pretty talented songwriter (at least in collaboration), and it’s nice that she actually has a band and plays guitar. She’s a role model to my girls as they now both learn instruments. I guess it’s nice seeing a pop star that’s not just singing along to a backing track!

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Aug 10, 2023Liked by Simon Sweetman

I struggle with Caroline Polachek. She’s clever clogs all right but you never feel the degree of openness and celebration required for great pop music. She’s a small tent. Billy Eilish is both weirder and much bigger. I’m afraid to say the Harry Styles record is excellent, although like Taylor I don’t know whether I need it in my life. Just more banging tunes with warm and witty offhand lyrics, sigh.

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