I hope this hits #1 just so Taylor can get a Hot 100 #1, but then on the other hand I don't because this is by far her worst single ever (other than "Fifteen")
I find this post is so depressing that I have decided it is written in Swahili and therefore incomprehensible to me. I LOVE Fifteen and Mine is crazy awesome.
The last 5 songs I added to my iTunes library:
Kanye West - All of the Lights (Snippet) (If the song lives up to the snippet, it'll be the song of the year. The snippet is ridiculous.) Taylor Swift - Mine Kid Cudi - Erase Me J. Cole - Premeditated Murder Diddy - Hello, Good Morning
One of those things is not like the others ;D
P.S. I am head over heels for Mine. It is exactly what I was hoping for from her for this album. It's sound doesn't deviate too much from her previous work, and superficially the writing doesn't either. But a closer listening reveals clear signs of maturity. The relationship she portrays in the song is different from any one she's written about in the past. There are bills to be paid and she hints that she's staying overnight at his place. Yet there are still her trademark touches, the ones that could seemingly only come from a teenage girl with the brain of a seasoned, 30 something lyricist. And from the sound of things, this song is not nearly as autobiographical as most of her previous tracks. The references to her parents seem to be purely fictional, and there doesn't seem to be any actual guy as the basis as there were really guys named Drew and Stephen. Musically she's subtly changed things up as well. She toys with multitracking her voice on the chorus and goes with decidedly country flavored backing guitars. Combined with the light rock drums and you have something reminiscent of Keith Urban or Brad Paisley, while previous songs fall closer to Carrie Underwood and Shania Twain.
tl;dr: [glow=red,2,300]This song is AWESOME[/glow]
Last Edit: Aug 7, 2010 0:47:05 GMT -5 by LL Cool D
OT, but Drew, what'd you think of the Power video?
I was expecting to be kinda off put by it when I heard the premise, but I really liked it. He's surrounded by symbols of power, gold, oodles of gorgeous women, and a big old chain, but all is not well. There's a sword dangling over his head during the entire clip and it ends with two people trying to behead him. He's always been a man conflicted and it was interesting to have it so clearly shown in the video.
She was releasing the song on August 16 (which is a Monday)
The song was released at like 6 PM EST on a WEdnesday so it lost almost 3 full days
it lost 1.5 days. new music MOSTLY comes out on tuesday. and tbh this was her smartest move to ACTUALLY release it so she could make money off of its "leak." had this leaked and waited til august 16th i think less people would purchase the song because they would have heard it already(on the internet OR the radio) and they would soon discover how bland the song actually is.
she GOT a lot of people to buy it this week because people downloaded it without even listening to the full song...just bought it based on her name. i wouldn't be surprised if more than 80% of the people who bought the song's first listen was after they made the purchase.
this song's run will be SLIGHLTY better than today was a fairytale but not by much.
Post by Late Winter on Aug 11, 2010 10:49:21 GMT -5
Review from CMU
Where do you go from the top of the world? It’s a question all kinds of music icons have had to answer, but it’s hard to imagine most of them facing Taylor Swift’s level of pressure. Consider her standing: an American Sweetheart adored by young people and respected by their parents, staple of multiple radio formats, winner of commercial music’s very biggest awards, but facing sharp backlash for embarrassing live vocals, for a narrow songwriting perspective, and all in the most scrutinizing media climate ever, a fame minefield where one bad move can mean national embarrassment - and all, of course, before she turns twenty-one.
It’s a staggering context for a young person just trying to make some art, and equally importantly, it’s a staggering context for any critic or fan trying to listen to the resultant art. Swift’s biggest hits – “Teardrops on My Guitar”, “Our Song”, “Love Story”, “You Belong With Me” – are a part of our cultural memory now; how can anyone hear the new stuff with truly open ears?
That dilemma looms – perhaps unfairly – over the experience of Swift’s new single, the first from her forthcoming third set. It’s not a bad effort by any stretch; it just manages to sound a great deal like her earlier work without bringing anything especially interesting of its own to the table.
Sonically speaking, most of what’s here are diminished returns: the hooks aren’t quite as tight, the production has less personality, and the vocals are the most grating they’ve ever been in a Swift studio recording. It sounds like a rough outtake meant to be slapped onto future reissues of Fearless, not a smash-in-waiting meant to lay the foundation for a strong new era of Taylor-Nation-alism.
The lyrics, for their part, do offer a sort of evolution: the characters in “Mine” are young adults instead of teenagers, and they’re wrestling with relationships and concerns appropriate for their older age. But even those changes seem a bit superficial in view of the whole, which still frames and develops its story in much the same way as its forerunners – “Love Story” in particular. As in that hit, Swift and her guy meet, Swift gets bubbly with romantic excitement in the chorus, then conflict builds, leading Swift to lose faith in love, but Happy Ending comes when the guy rephrases the bubbly-romantic chorus back to her. Sure, ”Mine” has a different story, and it’s a pretty good story in its own right. But we’re hearing it told essentially the same way, so it can’t help but sound like a something of a retread.
Heck, “Mine” even repeats one of “Love Story”‘s littler mistakes by including a line that sounds cool but that doesn’t really develop or make sense. In the earlier song’s case, it was “I was a scarlet letter”; now we get “you made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter.” It’s not a major point off for either song, of course, but it does cue an important, easy-to-forget observation: Taylor Swift is still growing as an artist and songwriter, her early world domination notwithstanding.
And in the end, that’s kind of where “Mine” leaves the listener. It’s not a brilliant single, nor is it a horrible one; it seems like just a quirky little holding pattern for Swift until she gathers her bearings and figures what better, fresher ideas she might be able to pull off with her various world-conquering powers. But hey – no pressure or anything.
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