Who’s Counting: Being Meta and Taylor Swift’s “So It Goes…”

In which Taylor Swift not-so-slyly weaves self-reference through her latest album. … More Who’s Counting: Being Meta and Taylor Swift’s “So It Goes…”

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Let’s Show Them We Are Better: Manufactured Sentimentality and the Chainsmokers’ “Paris”

In which the Chainsmokers demonstrate a cleverly calculated understanding of the mechanics of pop music. … More Let’s Show Them We Are Better: Manufactured Sentimentality and the Chainsmokers’ “Paris”