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Thursday, Sep 23, 2021

This or That: Taylor Swift or Adele

Taylor Swift, Imma let you finish, but Adele might just be the greatest singer-song writer of all time. Go ahead, write a song about it.
I wasn’t really 100% sold on Taylor Swift when she first came out, and I wasn’t even that big on Adele when her songs first started popping up on the radio.
I don’t know what it was about the two of them, but never really felt …well, connected. I think I jumped on the T-Swift bandwagon when my friends started getting her songs stuck in my head. Plus, when I found out that there were hidden messages in her album book, I had to see what all the fuss was all about. I think I got T-Swift’s first album for Christmas about a year after it came out. I was way behind the curve, but I think I’m always perpetually behind the curve. I didn’t LOVE the self-titled album, but I sang the songs in my car at the top of my lungs and I fit in with my friends. Life was good.
Nowadays, listening to T-Swift’s songs are about figuring out who the song is about. Let’s face it, that girl is everywhere! She sings about everything related to anything that has made her upset. I find the songs entertaining and they usually tell a story of sorts. It’s good music….sort of.
Adele is a totally different story. Although, I can never remember Adele’s name to save my life. Whenever referring to her, I go through this weird explanation period where I’m gesticulating like crazy and saying weird things like, “that computer brand… that fire, stone, something about raining, rolling pavements. You know. That one girl who sings. Do you know who I’m talking about?” My friends just sit back in horror, watching this ridiculous spectacle of a memory lapse. “Um, Adele?” they say, wondering why I can’t remember such a simple name.
Despite the fact that I can’t remember her name, Adele wins hands down. Adele and T-Swift are like the same age, but Adele seems to be like an old soul, you know? She has this crazy cool sultry, jazzy voice that makes me super jealous. I know I can’t sing, but one can dream. Plus, she sings about real stuff in a way that doesn’t make you feel like an overly emotional teenage girl. I’d say that’s a definite win!

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