Radio pop’s downward spiral began with an attitude towards the general mainstream that festered on social media and grew over time. Being “basic” — enjoying cultural trends like pop music — was frowned upon.
From the album announcement to the listening experience, the journey of Midnights was one of pure enjoyment — always keeping everyone on their toes for what was to come next.
Although the album was re-recorded last year, 2022 is also special for Red stans. Today, Oct. 22 — one day after Swift released Midnights — Red turns 10 years old.
Listen along with us as Press and WUSB staff share some of their favorite releases from last year, hosted by music editors Rafael Cruvinel and Lauren Canavan. Guests include Ben Zimmer, Nick Lyons, Ashton Arbus, Matt Hono, Antonio Mochmann, Dylan Gallo and Jayden Feisthamel.
The new version of Fearless is here to please not only the fanbase, but everyone else. Its 26 songs allow for a kind of musical time travel and make it possible for people to live this era once more, or for the very first time. Even at 31, Swift was able to channel her 18-year-old self, recreating an album to dance and cry to with the same intensity.
It’s nine minutes into Monday, August 31 and I’m exhausted. Not because it’s past midnight or because I’ve spent most of the day ripping tickets at the movie theater I work at. No, I’m physically drained after watching what was…
Today everyone learned what happens when Taylor Swift tries to remake the Robert Rodriguez classic Sin City into a music video, featuring her own star-studded squad — you get Too Many Cooks. Social media was overloaded for the past nine…