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Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams, and Lana Del Rey - in ONE Week!

Just some quick updates before the weekend comes to a halt-

1.) Ryan Adams has announced he's covering all of Taylor Swift's "1989" album. "1989" is pretty much the best pop album of the decade. Let's not try to deny that, okay? It's a good album. It took me forever to listen to it (no offense to Taylor, I had some emotional baggage at the time) but once I did, WOW. Ryan? Ryan is one of the best singer-songwriters of his generation. And he can do a powerful cover:


To add sprinkles on top of that sundae of awesomeness, he also is doing it IN THE STYLE OF THE SMITHS. Like, let that one sink in for a while. *fans self*

2.) Taylor Swift's next single off "1989" will be "Wildest Dreams." Not a bad pick, IMO, but a little too Lana-esque for me. God, I see Lana in everything. I'm like one of those people who see images of Tom Selleck in Cheetos. I'd link you to a video, but it's not out yet, so here's "Style" one more time:


THAT SONG IS EVERYTHING.

3.) Lana has one more song out. It's called "High on the Beach," and I leave you with that thought. Remember: "Honeymoon" = September. 


See you next week!






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