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    Posted on Sep 22, 2015

    If Ryan Adams Can Cover Taylor Swift's "1989" Then BuzzFeed Can Cover Pitchfork's Review

    Getting in on that sweet, sweet cover game.

    Everyone is talking about Ryan Adams' recently released cover album of Taylor Swift's 1989.

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    WE CAN DO THAT? JUST COPY STUFF AND ADD ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND PEOPLE LOVE IT? THAT'S ALL WE HAVE TO DO?

    Cool. So here's a Buzzfeed cover of Pitchfork's review of Taylor Swift's 1989 by Meaghan Garvey.

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    http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/9558-the-50-best-albums-of-2014/2/

    Welcome to Taylor Swift's "fuck it" phase.

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    However, Taylor Swift being Taylor Swift, "eff it" is more like it-- she's still hilariously PG. Her grand acts of rebellion include cutting up her ex's shirts and tossing his phone in a fountain.

    It's a contradiction for sure, but this slight pivot from Red is enough to set it apart. This may be her first "official pop album," but she's been using the same whip-smart pop instincts all along.

    **acoustic guitar**

    Taylor Swift's brand of pop star in the kind of straight-A student who’d rather quietly carry a group project than tell her classmates they’re doing it all wrong.

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    She can be maddeningly coy, but in 1989, Swift harnesses these powers like never before. Think she's a basic bitch? Whatever. She doesn't care. She will be who she is.

    "DEAL WITH IT."

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    Her self-awareness spans to her lyrics. She DEFINITELY knew "long list of ex-lovers" sounded like "lonely Starbucks lovers" in her song "Blank Space." SHE KNOWS THIS SHIT.

    **acoustic guitar**

    Swift's 1989 brings with it a realization: having fun, sex, and carting your cat around NYC is way better than plugging personal details into your music. And it makes you more money.

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    Her version of NYC is clean, festive, and completely commercial. There's no grit, no racism, no crime.

    But when you want to travel to that idealistic landscape, who better to take you there than Taylor Swift?

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