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Stevenm54
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MajorRazer
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Taylor Swift is not that great of an artist.

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Started: 12/18/2012 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Stevenm54

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Taylor Swift does not have creative lyrics she is over emphasized and not that talented.
MajorRazer

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Stating that Tayler Swift is not a great artist is pretty ludacris when you go by facts. She has won over 129 awards and been nominated for 179 plus winning over 6 Grammy's now with an extra 3 nominations for 2013. While people might argue that her lyrics aren't particularly illustrative to the quality of more experimental artists her words relate to her audience with simple but emotional tones. In some of her songs Tayler's lyrics take a almost schizophrenic turn as she speaks to herself, a good example being Back to December. Allot of more lyrically strong rap artists such as Tyler use a similar method to portray there thoughts which if anything shows that Tayler's lyrics are relatively strong as well as showing she may have mental trauma which is showing through in her lyrics. Over emphasized could be said for any mainstream pop artist there's always going to be bands of stronger caliber that are lesser known making the board pretty uneven with any artist.

The above makes it pretty clear that Tayler Swift is a talented artist and the facts make it clear she's a great one going by the facts. Looking forward to seeing your reply.
Debate Round No. 1
Stevenm54

Pro

Taylor swifts talent is not as great as her awards make her put to be. Her vocal range is not that wide and her guitar playing is nothing speacil. In addition her lyric creativity is no greater than that of a middle school student How difficult is it to come up with the lyrics"we are never ever ever gettig back together". The majority of her music is only sold because she is "family friendly" a poppy country artist and many men believe she is attractive so they justify listening to her music for this reason.
MajorRazer

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Stating that 179 awards are all invalid is quite frankly a ridiculous statement to make and is purely based on opinion. Yet again your statement on her vocal range is more of a opinion, the fact she sings without auto tune already puts her way above the majority of her fellow artists and being able to play guitar too? that's talent my friend. Picking out a line from the song and then quoting it wrong is embarrassing if anything and I believe you should take into account that this line in particular is taken out of context when used on its own, Tayler is in fact speaking in first person in this line of what she had said to her former boyfreind in a almost anecdotal manor, hence quoting a past self. The lyric also shows Tayler's naivety as she looks back at her past.

You then go on to a opinion of yours that she is a family friendly pop country singer. I fail to see how this is a negative in anyway what so ever, there is already plenty of adult artists and if anything it has become over done, whilst the words she uses may not be that of adult context the topics she discusses can be. Taylor's audience is a largely female one, and what the audience has to do with her being talented or not i don't know but furthermore you state that men justify listening to Tayler Swift because she is attractive? From what i remember music is a art form that is listened to not watched, so what her being attractive has to do with men listening to her music i don't know.
Debate Round No. 2
Stevenm54

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First of all i would like to correct you she has been nominated for 179 and given 129 about 20 being from nick teen choice awards which never does choose good talented music. In addition to this im not sayig she has no talent at all what im saying is that she really doesn't deserve the level of fame she achieved because she as a matter of fact has less of a range than many artists and is not a marvelous guitar player in addition her songs are very simple. As far as saying she is family friendly im not saying thats bad but it does allow for parents to be more accepting of her music therefore allowing a larger fan base if you take someone that does have more talent and skill and make them less "family friendly" they will not have as large of a crowd because they are a bad example. And you over analyzed Taylor swifts lyrics she sold out and is creating "catchy" music that really is not talented and is no better than the pop music that insults music.
MajorRazer

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