This Is Gonna Take Me Down: Descriptive Categorization and Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams”

In which Tay, praised be her name, whisper-grunts her way down to her lower register, despite her voice’s limitations. … More This Is Gonna Take Me Down: Descriptive Categorization and Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams”

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Before They Turn the Lights Out: The Shadow of Beethoven and Beyonce’s “XO”

In which a pop star inherits tertial harmony, film scores exemplify a heroic style, and Daniel probably unintentionally offends a whole bunch of people. … More Before They Turn the Lights Out: The Shadow of Beethoven and Beyonce’s “XO”