A Full Album Review Of Taylor Swift’s New Album ‘1989’

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On Tuesday, October 27th Taylor Swift released her senior album entitled ‘1989’. She made it very clear that for this album she was fully cutting ties with her country roots. Her last album ‘Red’ was barely country but country stations were still all about playing her music. I will tell you, none of these songs will be on any country stations across the country.

I want to put a bit ofo a disclaimed saying that I am a Taylor Swift fan, and I have been since her first album was released. I am looking at this album as a fan not as a serious musical critic.I will also be going song by song and give you my opinion. Like most fans I bought this album at midnight on Tuesday and listened to all of them right away. I did wait to write this though, so I could actually really listen to the music.

Usually Taylor’s Lyrics are like poetry. Thinking of a few of my favorites like ‘All to Well’, ‘Dear John’, and ‘Haunted’, they are all songs you can totally ugly cry to. I didn’t feel connected to most of these songs, only maybe three stood out to me. This feels like a debut album in my opinion which to some degree it is since she just turned into a full fledged pop singer, no country influence at all.

1) Welcome To New York

This by far is one of the worst songs on teh entire album, like probably the worst. I get that is an east coast girl now but this is just bad. Even the actual music is annoying. The repetitive lyrics drive me crazy, there isn’t much substance to this song. It seems like she wrote it for a holiday commercial about why people should go and visit New York. It also reminds me of something that would be a theme song to the next Selena Gomez movie, if Selena moves to New York of course. Thank God things can only go up from here right? Rating: 2/10

2) Blank Space

Yes Taylor, this makes up for making me listen to Welcome To New York! I mean the fact she uses the term “new money” makes me want to cry laughing. For some reason I think that is a hilarious saying. These lyrics are absolutely great, one of those relatable songs that all girls are going to sing on car rides with their girlfriends. This song also has the best line in the entire album, “‘Cause, darling, I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream”. Boom done. Rating: 10/10

3) Style

This song isn’t too bad. I believe that T.Swift herself said this was her favorite song on the album. It took her the longest to write which I was surprised about considering it had some of the most basic lyrics. The chorus is super catchy that is for sure,. Is this song about Harry Styles though? I feel like it most definitely is. Rating:6.5/10

4) Out Of The Woods

Okay this is the second worst song of the album, I don’t know why she released this as a single. I hate this song. The lyrics just aren’t clever. Tay, you can do better than this, i promise. I have heard you do better than this! Rating: 3/10

5) Shake It Off

If this song hasn’t been drilled into your head by your local radio station, you’re lucky. This is clearly just a fun song liked ’22’ was when it was released. It is just so catchy, but kind of mindless lyrics coming from T.Swift. Sure she is calling out her haters and all of that but it is just a bland song. Rating : 5/10

6) All You Had To Do Was Stay

I think that this would have been much better as a slower song, I could see it being like a ‘Back To December’ and sounding even better. The song isn’t really bad, it isn’t my favorite but I will listen to it. It isn’t a stand out to me but it isn’t Welcome To New York so that is always a step in the right direction. Rating: 6/10

7) I Wish You Would

This is one of my favorites off of ‘1989’. If you’re a true T.Swift fan you know she has always loved to use times of the day. In this specific one she uses 2 a.m. which brings back some serious nostalgia. Remember in ‘Last Kiss’? She makes a serious emphasis on the time it took place. I do wish it was a bit slower though, it would have made the song more powerful. Rating: 8/10

8) Bad Blood

Know why I love this song? It is a song about how much she dislikes Katy Perry. Know who else dislikes Katy Perry? Me. I simply cannot stand her. When I first heard this song it actually reminded me of something Katy Perry would sing, which I don’t think was a mistake on Taylor’s part. She is being sneaky mean and I am actually very into it, whatever. More power to you T! Also the line “band aids don’t fix bullet holes”, that is straight fire. Rating 7.5/10

9) Wildest Dreams

This song has a very Lana Del Rey or Lorde vibe and I absolutely love it. So one of my biggest problems is that Taylor has had this virginal image since she started and I never really believed it. This song sheds that image though, and the lyrics are incredible too. “His hands are in my hair, his clothes are in my room” well shit Taylor I see what you are putting down. “He’s so tall and handsome as hell. He’s so bad but he does it so well”, let’s be real girls, we all have an image of a guy we know that we picture hearing that line. This song is the best song on the album, the end. Rating: 10/10

10) How To Get This Girl

I can take this song or leave it, very Disney channel to me. I think that if I was drunk I would love to dance to this song, sadly I am sober, and I am not very into this song. So this song is simply, meh, that is how I feel about it. Meh. Rating: 5/10

11) This Love

So this is probably one of the slowest songs off this album and it isn’t my favorite. I know I need to stop comparing her new music to her old music but it just isn’t that powerful. I think that the background music takes a lot out of it. Her voice is very synthesized as well which makes the lyrics less powerful. The chorus isn’t bad but the verses are literally hard for my to understand. Does that mean I am getting old? Rating: 6/10

12) I Know Places

Now I can understand why Taylor wrote this song. I assume it was written about how all of her relationships are basically ruined by the media. She wants to keep her relationships more secretive. I think I am right. I do like the song though, I hate that she says foxes so much but it is super catchy. I mean she uses the saying “loose lips sink ships”, so I am about that life. Not the worst, not the best, the end. Rating: 7/10

13) Clean

Yes, this song is something that I can really love. This is the this song that I was talking about earlier that I genuinely love. It reminds me of old Taylor Swift, the sound of it, the lyrics, all of it. I think it starts off a bit slow but picks up so I can appreciate that. Solid song to end an album with. Rating: 9/10

So there it is, a song by song review of Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ album. I guess I need to realize that the T.Swift I grew to love is just a thing of the past, I need to get used to this version of her.

Man Crush Monday: Prince Harry of Wales

When it comes to picking the coveted Man Crush Monday title of the week, I always try and pick someone who is super relevant and recently in the news. Prince Harry isn’t that guy. Well maybe he is in the news in England but in America, he isn’t too big of a focal  point. Let’s be real though, life must be awesome for Prince Harry. Here he is with all this power and very little responsibility. He isn’t going to become king now that Prince George is around, so he can just live it up. Which he has been known for may I add. Harry isn’t shy about his partying ways although it seems like he has chilled out a little bit over the years.

When it comes to the two princes I have always been about Prince Harry over Prince William. Let’s be real, he is just an absolute babe. Even though he is a ginger he can pull it off well. People just realized how hot he was at the royal wedding, not me, I have known for years he is an absolute babe.

So I hope you are all happy with this super hot uncle, hot ginger, and royal.

If you have any ideas for next week let me know on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/willikilliams

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Tyler Posey & Seana Gorlick Call Off Engagement

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Tyler Posey and his fiancee Seana Gorlick have ended their engagement.

“You’re the first interview I’ve said this to. We have broken up,” Tyler, 23, told Us Weekly. “I’m just gonna get it out there because I get sad talking about it. I’m just gonna get it out there now so that hopefully people start hearing about it.”

Tyler added that he was doing “okay” but when asked if they were still friends, he replied “I don’t know.”

Tyler and his fiancee announced their engagement over a year ago and the two had been together for quite some time.

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I feel like this shouldn’t really be a surprise to anyone, they were high school sweethearts, he got famous, then they broke up. I think that if you look through records it is usually that people don’t marry their high school sweetheart. The odds are even more against you when you are an actor, right? Usually you get married like four times when you are famous and it is absolutely fine!

Everyone is saying how sad it is but guess what, I am sure that the two of them will do just fine on their own. No need to worry since Tyler is freaking gorgeous and his fiancee well she is young. It isn’t the end for either of them.

What do you think happened though? Tyler probably hooked up with someone, right? Like there is a kind of high percentage of that, right?

Tyga Covers Vibe Magazine: Calls Out Drake & Nicki Minaj

Below is the excerpt from his interview with Vibe Magazine.

Is Young Money a part of the creative process on this album? Nah. I tend to distance myself from them.

Are you trying to break out on your own? Yeah, I’m tryna’ go independent. I don’t really get along with Drake. I don’t really get along with Nicki.

Why? I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is. But I been friends with Chris [Brown] for like six years. That’s my real genuine friend. We hang out all the time. He lives up the street from me, so we don’t just do music we hang. I think being signed to Young Money, everybody felt like they had to force a relationship ‘cause Wayne put us together. At the end of the day the reason why I signed to Young Money is because of Wayne. Not because of Drake, not because of Nicki. It was because of Wayne and my relationship with him. I try to be cool with everybody, but sometimes, everybody just has different personalities, motives, and different characters. When you realize that, you realize that’s not a place where you want to continue to grow.

Hold the fuck up Tyga, who do you think you are? You are just going to stand there and try and say that Chris Auto-tune I beat women Brown is more talented than Drake? Sit your ass down! Tyga just because you’ve recently been in the news for having a better hairline and for allegedly dating Kylie Jenner, that doesn’t mean shit! You can’t just start popping off about how you are better than Young Money and that you hate Nicki and Drake, two of Young Money’s biggest artists.

Now let’s be honest, I am not too familiar with Tyga’s music, I know “Far Away” and I know “Rack City”, just really those two songs. I have heard him featured on a few different songs but those two are mainly him. So I am just sitting here wondering why he is going off like this. Is he trying to start some shit? Maybe. Maybe this is his way of trying to be the king of rap? I really don’t understand. Why throw them under the bus when you could record with them and become even more famous? Unless he is in it for the “art” not for the money, which no one is by the way. If anyone says that they are just lying. Money talks.

Is this going to become more of a beef? Is Drake going to come at him? Is he going to admit to dating Kylie Jenner?! I am ready to see all of this unfold.

Renee Zellweger Is Glad We Noticed Her New Face!

Renee Zellweger, Then and Now

You know I was never really a huge fan of Renee Zellweger until this very moment. She steps out with a completely new face and doesn’t give a fuck what anyone thinks about it. I mean I wonder what made her want to do this though, maybe she was trying to get different offers for movies? She was in “Chicago” which was a huge movie, so I don’t know why she would really want to stray from her signature look. Also those Bridget Jones Diary movies were also out of this world popular with people.

Renee took to Twitter to talk about her new look and she is pretty pleased with it, so it seems at least. Then again who wouldn’t be pleased to be back in the media. This is actually a brilliant idea by her to get her face out there, new face of course.

Anyway, this is what she had to say about it.

“I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows,” says Zellweger, who last appeared in 2010’s My Own Love Song. Though she thinks discussions about her appearance are “silly,” she tells People, “It seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious truth which doesn’t exist won’t get off my porch until I answer the door.”

“My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy,” she says. “For a long time I wasn’t doing such a good job with that. I took on a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn’t allow for taking care of myself. Rather than stopping to recalibrate, I kept running until I was depleted and made bad choices about how to conceal the exhaustion. I was aware of the chaos and finally chose different things.” (source: http://www.eonline.com/news/590664/renee-zellweger-explains-why-her-face-looks-different-people-don-t-know-me-in-my-40s).

Hey if she is happy with her new look then whatever! More props to her! You go girl, keep on rocking that new face with pride!

S Club 7 Is Reuniting For An Amazing Cause!

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There ain’t no party like an S Club party! Ain’t that the truth. It has been a solid decade since this group has performed together and now, now they are back! At least for one performance but if they are smart they will do a little bit of a world tour thing and make a shit ton of money. People can say that they weren’t big enough to make a come back like that but those people are wrong. For those of you who don’t know S Club 7 not only had an extremely popular show but also music, dolls, and merchandise up the ying yang. Let’s put it this way they had dolls and Backstreet Boys never had dolls. (I am still bitter about that but that isn’t the point).

So this insanely incredible reunion will take place on November 14th for the BBC Children In Need Benefit show. It is going to be out of those world. Obviously I will not be able to fly over seas and attend this incredible reunion but don’t you worry, I will youtube the absolute shit out of it the next day. Watch the performance from every single video, so ready for this to happen.

Let’s just reminisce and pray that these are some of the songs that they will play, considering they are probably their most important songs.

5. Don’t Stop Moving


How can you not love this song? Just makes you feel so damn good, don’t stop moving. They just want you to dance, doesn’t matter if you are good or bad, just don’t stop moving. That is the most important message of this song. Plus Bradley straight up killing it with those moves.
4. Two In A Million

Talk about a perfect song, this needs to be my wedding song. It doesn’t matter, it needs to happen. Jo had the voice of a badass angel. I think we can all agree that she carried the group, the others could all just harmonize with her incredible voice.
3. Bring It All Back

Listen I love this song, so so much. I just couldn’t put it ahead of the two other ones. This song is pretty empowering though right? Don’t stop, never give up, hold your head high and reach the top. Yeah that is something I think of whenever I feel down about myself. I need that just tattooed all over my body, just in case I forget those words of wisdom. I will tell you, if you are ever sad, think of this song and you will no longer be sad.
2. Never Had A Dream Come True

Fun fact about this song, I had my first kiss to this song. I was at a rollerskating rink, attempting to skate with the kid named Anthony that I met at DARE camp and he kissed me. So romantic. Also being 23 I once got slightly inebriated and straight up ugly cried to this song, try it sometime, it is therapeutic.
1. S Club Party

TURN DOWN FOR WHAT?!?! That is how this song feels to me, just a straight up club anthem. I promise if DJs would play this now, people would go crazy. I promise you.
Tina: Dance ✔
Jon: Romance ✔
Paul: On floor ✔
Hannah: Screaming out for more ✔
Bradley: Swing ✔
Rachel: Doing her thing ✔
Jo: Flow ✔

Also whoever put the line “hoochie mommas show ya nana’s” that was aggressive and I like it.

Brian Littrell Posts Selfie Supporting Kansas City Royals!

Let me be honest, I don’t care about the World Series or whatever, I posted this picture because BRok looks damn fine with that hat and beard. Yup, I don’t even feel weird saying about that. Brian has been my number one celebrity crush for years and guess what, it isn’t changing!

If he is rooting for Kansas City then I am rooting for them too! We can be royals together Brian, it will be cute.