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tabularasa
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12/21/2014 6:10:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Is it true that she cannot sing outside of a single octave? If this is true, why the hell is she famous for singing?!
1. I already googled it.

2. Give me an argument. Spell it out. "You're wrong," is not an argument.
RevNge
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12/21/2014 6:11:45 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/21/2014 6:10:39 PM, tabularasa wrote:
Is it true that she cannot sing outside of a single octave? If this is true, why the hell is she famous for singing?!

IDGAF.
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12/21/2014 7:15:43 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/21/2014 6:10:39 PM, tabularasa wrote:
Is it true that she cannot sing outside of a single octave? If this is true, why the hell is she famous for singing?!

I don't know anything about singing so I can't comment on her vocal range. But obviously singers are famous for more than just their singing ability. The great singers are remembered for being great singers, but Taylor Swift is an entertainer. She writes songs that people want to listen to. As long as she's a decent enough singer to perform what she writes, it's not a problem.
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12/26/2014 10:14:13 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I have a friend who looks like Taylor Swift.
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12/26/2014 4:15:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/21/2014 6:10:39 PM, tabularasa wrote:
Is it true that she cannot sing outside of a single octave? If this is true, why the hell is she famous for singing?!

I am by no means comparing Taylor Swift to Billie Holiday, but Lady Day actually had an very limited vocal range. That isn't really a good indicator of a skilled singer. I actually consider the unnecessary runs and (basically) screaming in much modern music to be a glaring detriment, not a plus. Taylor's problem is that her lyrics are vacuous.
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1/19/2015 3:53:40 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/21/2014 6:10:39 PM, tabularasa wrote:
Is it true that she cannot sing outside of a single octave? If this is true, why the hell is she famous for singing?!

I think the argument could be made that she cannot sing even within an octave.