Taylor Swift Glitchy Snake Gifs thread 2017 - Reputation

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— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 21, 2017

how's life, Monday, 21 August 2017 15:06 (four months ago) Permalink

Glitchy snakes and courtroom sketches. What a strange aesthetic this album cycle is bringing.

MarkoP, Monday, 21 August 2017 15:11 (four months ago) Permalink

The fact that Markers left these borads just before all this started cannot be a coincidence imo.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 21 August 2017 15:14 (four months ago) Permalink

lol is she actually going to release music playing off kim kardashian calling her a snake

dyl, Monday, 21 August 2017 15:19 (four months ago) Permalink

the roadhouse is proud to present...."the" taylor swift

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 21 August 2017 15:43 (four months ago) Permalink

hahaha

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 21 August 2017 15:55 (four months ago) Permalink

You just blew my mind Brad :D

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 21 August 2017 16:20 (four months ago) Permalink

Snakey gif 2:

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— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 22, 2017

how's life, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 15:30 (four months ago) Permalink

At this point, I am going to be disappointed if Taylor's new stuff doesn't sound like Demdike Stare.

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Tuesday, 22 August 2017 15:32 (four months ago) Permalink

it's probably just going to be jewelry. there are gold chains with that pattern. and the song is called "timeless" which i'm sure some bullshit jewelry company uses as a slogan. maybe bulgari?

i'm most curious about how she's going to adapt to pop radio being allergic to women with distinctive voices. the 50 shades song felt like a test of the waters on that front.

maura, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 15:58 (four months ago) Permalink

It's going to be a perfume called Snake Oil, duh.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 15:59 (four months ago) Permalink

nice to see taylor swift has cornered the market on "GIFs you find on old multimedia spam CDs from like 1995"

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Tuesday, 22 August 2017 16:01 (four months ago) Permalink

between this and the kesha album cover it's been a weird set of associations dredged up

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Tuesday, 22 August 2017 16:02 (four months ago) Permalink

We have title

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— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 23, 2017

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:51 (four months ago) Permalink

what the http://i.imgur.com/4LECykW.jpg

just another (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:52 (four months ago) Permalink

the role of taylor swift will be played by kirsten dunst

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:55 (four months ago) Permalink

Sorry. But this album will always be called 'Glitchy Snake Gifs' to me.

cajunsunday, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:56 (four months ago) Permalink

I'd like to know more about that midget.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 17:00 (four months ago) Permalink

It's too bad we just did a pre-cover cause this reeks of New Jersey

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 17:01 (four months ago) Permalink

*checks SF giants world series odds*

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 17:01 (four months ago) Permalink

this might be insensitive, but if this is where her life's at where she felt this would be the most interesting direction she could've gone in, then, uh, yikes

joshywinty (josh), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 17:03 (four months ago) Permalink

Part of the pivot to video strategy includes replacing all text with the name TAYLOR SWIFT pic.twitter.com/CqzJlDsrgb

— Tricia Gilbride (@tricia_gilbride) August 23, 2017

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 17:06 (four months ago) Permalink

Considering the font, this had better be Taylor's pass at Mercyful Fate.

how's life, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 17:06 (four months ago) Permalink

early prediction is that she loves joni mitchell so much that she skipped right to making her own dog eat dog

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 17:07 (four months ago) Permalink

Does that mean on her next album she'll be doing a video duet with Billy Idol?

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 17:09 (four months ago) Permalink

early prediction is that she loves joni mitchell so much that she skipped right to making her own dog eat dog

― ToddBonzalez (BradNelson),

you just wanna see those Dolby synclavier credits

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 17:16 (four months ago) Permalink

her wet look 'do' reminds me of Diana's on the cover of 'Diana'.. the Chic-produced one.

piscesx, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 18:11 (four months ago) Permalink

Someone let me know if she uses "Because my ass is on the back of my body" as a lyric

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 18:23 (four months ago) Permalink

would you settle for "I can't make my front turn into an ass"

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 18:25 (four months ago) Permalink

my prediction is that this album will be good because taylor swift tends to produce good music

k3vin k., Wednesday, 23 August 2017 19:53 (four months ago) Permalink

otm ^

alpine static, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 20:07 (four months ago) Permalink

until then, the tryhard backlash of the century

alpine static, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 20:08 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah there will be dumb stuff online

k3vin k., Wednesday, 23 August 2017 20:15 (four months ago) Permalink

my prediction is that this album will be good because taylor swift tends to produce good music

Unless she decides to make more songs like Shake it Off and Bad Blood, because those were two of the biggest hits from her last album.

MarkoP, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 20:31 (four months ago) Permalink

It can be hard to remember that she and Kendrick had a #1 hit, it just sort of disappeared. I still hear "Blank Space" and "Style" on the radio, but not "Bad Blood."

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 20:51 (four months ago) Permalink

I still hear Bad Blood pretty regularly at the roller rink.

how's life, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 22:23 (four months ago) Permalink

all i can think about is how neil tennant called her "the mrs. thatcher of pop"

joshywinty (josh), Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:07 (four months ago) Permalink

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— James Grebey (@jgrebes) August 23, 2017

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 August 2017 02:21 (four months ago) Permalink

I was hoping her taking a break was to clear people's minds of all the annoying kanye/kim bullshit that nobody but the press and fanboys+girls gave a shit about. that way she could come back with something
a little fresh and removed.... instead the vibe is... "guys i am back with some zingers. remember Bad Blood? shit gonna get real snarky but in a slightly sad and ineffectual way"

jamiesummerz, Thursday, 24 August 2017 09:54 (four months ago) Permalink

lol at that crj one

niels, Thursday, 24 August 2017 11:39 (four months ago) Permalink

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES SWIFTY A HEALTH GOTH apparently

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 24 August 2017 11:54 (four months ago) Permalink

lol at that crj one

― niels, Thursday, August 24, 2017 7:39 AM (twenty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

idgi

johnny crunch, Thursday, 24 August 2017 12:02 (four months ago) Permalink

Interesting read focusing on her album launches since 2010 and what's changed:

https://cultural-learnings.com/2017/08/24/erasing-herself-from-the-narrative-taylor-swift-and-the-absence-of-intimacy-in-the-launch-of-reputation/

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 August 2017 13:37 (four months ago) Permalink

I know she's done stuff like "Mean" in the past but I'm hoping Swifty's savvy enough not to make an entire album about the Perils of Celebrity. I don't need to hear her Yeezus.

evol j, Thursday, 24 August 2017 16:57 (four months ago) Permalink

is this the Kinsey scale pic.twitter.com/x4Y00i9nbJ

— anna (@waltdisknee) August 23, 2017

lol

j., Thursday, 24 August 2017 17:05 (four months ago) Permalink

Sure. Everyone wants a hit. But the Max Martin school what I might call "generic Big Pop" - it's about selling sort of prefab hits designed to be, generically, hits. It's like something Robyn told me in an interview once:

Max Martin is an interesting example. He's one of the people that I grew up around, in the studio. He's still someone that I'm in touch with. I really admire him, and even though we do different things now, he's still someone I call when I don't know what to do with a song. He has a very particular way of looking at songs. He is a hit machine. (laughs) That's his specialty. But that's what he does. He writes songs. He's not an artist. He doesn't have the need for expressing his personal thoughts in a song. For him, it's about the melody. It's about cracking a code, being as efficient as possible.
I know this isn't all Max Martin (right?). But it's the idea of designing a record to sell, vs. making the best music you can (in whatever genre) that hopefully will sell.

That's sort of a what, rockist view? I assume Max Martin is pretty rockist, in his way. But I'm also reminded of Jay-Z's retirement doc. There's a scene where he is meeting with Timbaland, and Timbaland (as I remember it) is just playing him various tracks at various price points. Better/bigger the hook, the higher the price. Jay-Z picked "Dirt Off your Shoulder," but I remember some of the other tracks ending up smaller hits for other acts. That's what I meant by off the rack.

Anyway, the reason I think that sort of big pop stuff might be fading is that more radio stuff (to my limited exposure) seems to be driven increasingly by grassroots/street-level trends, from mixtape rap or Bjorky R&B. (The fact that so many singers are citing Bjork at all is part of this). Sort of like when hip-hop shifted from samples to original or at least stranger homegrown music, maybe some pop stars might be hitting a ceiling with the Max Martin style? I dunno, you guys are much better versed in and enthusiastic about this stuff than I am.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 20:10 (one month ago) Permalink

generic Big Post

droit au butt (Euler), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 20:14 (one month ago) Permalink

designing a record to sell, vs. making the best music you can (in whatever genre) that hopefully will sell.

dude, c'mon – you KNOW this isn't a binary. I think Swift enter the studio making the best music she can and hoping it sells.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 20:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Maybe? I was just weirded out by the way she sort of willed herself into being a big pop star. Like, she had written plenty of hits herself, but followed it up by hiring literally the biggest hitmakers in the world to make her even bigger. Maybe she's making the best music she can, but whether or not she is she sure knows it's going to sell.

I dunno, I'll readily concede that maybe it just isn't my thing. But there are plenty of acts I'm not necessarily super into - like Rihanna or Beyonce, say - who I (casually) feel are digging for new or good producers/ ideas, like Madonna used to do, maybe. Vs. just going a safer route that might even sell more.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 20:20 (one month ago) Permalink

you don't become a big pop star by accident you will yourself into that situation AND hire the biggest hitmakers in the world

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 20:28 (one month ago) Permalink

the "Max Martin style" is also something that has evolved tremendously over the years -- Solid HarmoniE's "I Want You to Want Me" is different from Britney Spears' "Oops! I Did It Again," both of which are MARKEDLY different from Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone," which is markedly different from Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl," which is markedly different from Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," which is markedly different from Ariana Grande's "Problem," which is markedly different from the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face," and so forth. some of this is Martin working with different co-producers and co-writers, but not all.

I posted this elsewhere but people talk about Max Martin the way Republicans talk about George Soros.

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 20:30 (one month ago) Permalink

That's funny. Well, he must be doing something right, right?

In not totally unrelated news, my older daughter (who just turned 13 - bat mitzvah next week!) was really into Swift c. Speak Now and maybe Red but didn't get into 1989 and has shown no interest in the new stuff. But my younger daughter, who is now 10, never really seemed to be into Swift but wants me to get her the new record.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 20:38 (one month ago) Permalink

It’s precisely because Max Martin has no interest in maintaining some kind of authentic sonic or songwriterly brand that it’s very difficult to identify a “generic” Max Martin sound, even on a point-in-time basis.

Tim F, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 21:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Fair enough.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 21:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Maximalist EDM pop doesn't feel even close to falling out of favour right now.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 21:37 (one month ago) Permalink

enh, you kind of can -- Cheiron circa the late '90s has a very specific sound, in the percussion and backing vocals, for instance.

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 21:44 (one month ago) Permalink

" I think Swift enter the studio making the best music she can and hoping it sells" generally yes, but with this album I'm not so convinced.

akm, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 15:03 (one month ago) Permalink

"He writes songs. He's not an artist. He doesn't have the need for expressing his personal thoughts in a song. For him, it's about the melody."

So...lyrics, and specifically personal lyrics, are art, but melodies aren't?

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 15:50 (one month ago) Permalink

I miss Geir.

how's life, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:06 (one month ago) Permalink

xpost Make of that what you will, but that was direct quote from Robyn, who not only knows him but had a hit with one of his songs.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:23 (one month ago) Permalink

let noone say anything negative about max in the swift thread

niels, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 17:10 (one month ago) Permalink

I mean this is the same person who signed with a nothing indie record label because RCA wouldn't let her write her own songs and who once released an album of music in which she was the sole credited songwriter on all songs.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 21:11 (one month ago) Permalink

enh, you kind of can -- Cheiron circa the late '90s has a very specific sound, in the percussion and backing vocals, for instance.

― sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 21:44 (yesterday) Permalink

Oh totally - I should have specified that more as "since the mid-00s", basically since he and his team have had several successful sub-brands they have had to juggle and a wider variety of successful artists to work with. On the one hand there's a long tail effect - just because pop got over the 2004 guitar rock moment after a couple of years doesn't mean Kelly Clarkson or Pink or Avril Lavigne were going to unceremoniously dump that style, and Max was hardly going to refuse to meet them at least halfway just because he was trying a different style with Britney or Kesha. On the other hand there's a gravitational pull such that the long tails tend to arc towards each other a bit (i.e. "Raise Your Glass" still sounds a bit closer to Kesha than most earlier Pink), though to what extent that's due to specific production techniques, versus the general influence of broader trends, versus perhaps the artists consciously moving their sounds towards a perceived emerging norm, is difficult to say.

Tim F, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 22:50 (one month ago) Permalink

robyn had two max martin hits! (she could have had three if she had released "time machine" as a single during the body talk promo cycle imo.)

dyl, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 23:08 (one month ago) Permalink

i asked my 7yo Red/1989-loving neice if she had heard the new Swift and she really doesn't like it lol. said she watched a music video and it was all trying to be dark and zombie and she was unconvinced.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 23 November 2017 15:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Chart Nerd Talk: https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/11/21/565761702/first-week-sales-of-taylor-swifts-reputation-vary-widely-depending-who-you-ask

Interesting Detail:

Reputation is the year's best-selling album by a landslide. The second-best, Ed Sheeran's ÷, sold 931,000 from its release date in March, through Nov. 16. At least, according to Nielsen.

Depending on how many units Sheeran moves before Xmas, Reputation could very likely be the only album released this year to go Platinum this year.

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 23 November 2017 15:49 (one month ago) Permalink

people talk about Max Martin the way Republicans talk about George Soros.

I thought it was just me who did this

crüt, Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:56 (one month ago) Permalink

"I Did Something Bad" is enormous and I love it so much already. The chorus into the "ratatatatata" part (which I guess is her voice all doctored up?): super massive. It's my favorite song on the album & easily one of the best things she's ever done.

I think I like this album as much as 1989 and more than Red, which I think puts me out of line with ILM's leanings. Speak Now > 1989 > Reputation >= Fearless > Red > debut fwiw

droit au butt (Euler), Monday, 27 November 2017 13:50 (one month ago) Permalink

is this on streaming services yet?

flappy bird, Monday, 27 November 2017 18:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Not on Spotify yet.

how's life, Monday, 27 November 2017 18:02 (one month ago) Permalink

It's on Apple Music (where I've gotten it).

droit au butt (Euler), Monday, 27 November 2017 18:51 (one month ago) Permalink

ah ok cool i'll listen tonite

flappy bird, Monday, 27 November 2017 19:12 (one month ago) Permalink

now available on ~all the streaming services

i gave it one listen and can't say i'm particularly eager to give it more. "delicate" and "new year's day" are really nice but i might just end up cherrypicking those two and a couple others. like i mocked "gorgeous" when it came out but it is honestly a stronger cut than much of what is on here lol.

dyl, Friday, 1 December 2017 15:38 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah I listened to the album the first time last night and had a pretty similar reaction though I'll give it another try.

"New Year's Day" is interesting to me (as well as great) because it doesn't really sound like a throwback Taylor song - it sounds like Paramore's "Tell Me How" more than any prior Taylor for me actually. It's like it takes some of the disconnected choppiness that is a collateral component of her pop move and applies it to more confessional balladry territory so you get this song that feels really... impressionistic?

I can imagine Taylor, if she crawls out of her current hole, moving more into this territory rather than necessarily back to the rigorous craft of her earlier work.

Tim F, Friday, 1 December 2017 20:59 (one month ago) Permalink

"tell me how" immediately came to mind for me

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 1 December 2017 21:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Christ the album isn't even Top 10 as of tonight in the UK, only 3 weeks after release. I guess a single that they can take off the album becoming a massive hit is the only thing to save it.

piscesx, Friday, 1 December 2017 22:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Christ: The Album

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 1 December 2017 22:34 (one month ago) Permalink

I suppose "Getaway Car" maybe? But I dunno if "Style" wasn't a massive hit then...

Tim F, Friday, 1 December 2017 23:27 (one month ago) Permalink

on this side of the pond "...ready for it?" is close to fizzling out and "end game" is starting to take off. i think "delicate" could also do well but who knows, wishful thinking on my part certainly.

dyl, Saturday, 2 December 2017 01:47 (one month ago) Permalink

this shit already bought a condo in Newark boys, it's over

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 2 December 2017 02:11 (one month ago) Permalink

If "End Game" isn't hammered by radio incessantly over the next few months i'd be...very surprised! I'd also bet on "Don't Blame Me" becoming a single given its Ragin Binman aesthetics.

I'm basically at the point with this where I've made a playlist of Dancing With Our Hands Tied - Delicate - Getaway Car - Dress - Call It What You Want - New Year's Day and am pretending the album is an EP.

monotony, Saturday, 2 December 2017 03:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Predictably pro forma at a radio station thing last night (not really her fault, tbf). But I was briefly standing by Taylor's mom, and wow, it was nuts to see her fans react to her like she was a superstar herself. Taking selfies, making tearful confessions, waving signs. Pretty adorable.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 8 December 2017 13:30 (one month ago) Permalink

shocker: the whole "taylor swift is an alt-right goddess" thing was in fact trolling after all https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/daily-stormer-nazi-style-guide_us_5a2ece19e4b0ce3b344492f2?m3a

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 21:25 (one month ago) Permalink

whoever could have predicted this shocking twist, except everyone in the world, and especially dave gahan since he's the last guy they tried it on

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 21:25 (one month ago) Permalink

ah yes, the number one hit "be aggressive, be, be aggressive, b-e, a-g-g, r-e-s-s-i-v-e"

― sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Tuesday, November 21, 2017 1:22 PM (three weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

t-swift shocks the world with her ribald faith no more cover

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 21:35 (one month ago) Permalink

I feel like this would be a very fun album to poll since people's perceptions of it are so mixed and there's not a clear obvious winner. but i guess it's too soon for that

josh az (2011nostalgia), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 22:31 (one month ago) Permalink

that’s a good idea, maybe in a few months? Or whenever her stadium tour starts

flappy bird, Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Or if she breaks up.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 December 2017 01:03 (one month ago) Permalink

"Christ the album isn't even Top 10 as of tonight in the UK, only 3 weeks after release" my guess is this is the new normal.

akm, Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:19 (one month ago) Permalink

I thought this album was pretty good. Thanks for lowering my expectations everyone!

President Keyes, Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:53 (one month ago) Permalink

you don't get it, taylor swift is this year's Designated Person We Dislike

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:58 (one month ago) Permalink

this may seem like a lot of whiplash after years of bland music being praised to the stratosphere because she was the Designated Person We Like, but so it goes

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:59 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah, I don't understand the backlash, except that fashion moves on. I like this album just about as much as 1989.

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 14 December 2017 15:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Looking forward to a Carlson diss track from Tay-Tay

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/tucker-carlson-taylor-swift-134158410.html

tl;dr Tucker Carlson is gross.

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 20:15 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I'm going to hope Tucker's staff was trolling him by telling him they got "Mueller" as a guest

President Keyes, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 20:38 (four weeks ago) Permalink


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