Is it just me, or did Oasis' Noel Gallagher get up on the wrong side of the bed the morning of his Rolling Stones interview? In case you haven't read it yet, I'll give you the summary: Homeboy is cranky, mostly where pop artists are concerned. One Direction, Ed Sheeran — no one was safe, particularly not Taylor Swift. In the interview, Gallagher viciously slammed Taylor Swift's songwriting skills as part of his rant on how today's pop music is "bland nonsense," claiming that she writes lyrics only her parents could love. And when the Rolling Stone interviewer mentioned that "lots of people" besides her parents consider her a great songwriter, Gallagher's response was even harsher.
Who's "people"? Name these people. You're f—ing lying. She seems like a nice girl, but no one has ever said those words, and you f—ing know it.
Um, ouch, Gallagher. Who pissed in your Cheerios? As a longtime Swift fan, I'm no stranger to somehow feeling personally offended anytime someone criticizes my fictional BFF, but the shade Gallagher is throwing hits way below the belt. It's obvious that he hasn't heard much of Swift's music if this is what he truly believes, because I can't imagine anyone denying Swift's way with words.
And the fact of the matter is that it isn't just Swift's parents who have told her she's a good songwriter, although no doubt they have, because they seem like lovely people. But pretty much anyone who's anyone in the music industry has sang Swift's praises especially where songwriting is concerned, so maybe Gallagher should think twice before he tosses out insults that aren't even accurate again.
Before beautifully covering Swift's song "Clean" off of her latest album, 1989, Michaelson talked about Swift's talented — particularly where songwriting is concerned.
This one song was so beautiful that I begged her to send it to me… and she said no. As soon as it came out I just listened to it over and over again and I think it shows such depth of writing.
Foster the People's Mark Foster
Swift is big on collaborating with other artists, and although we have yet to hear what they came up with, Foster the People's Mark Foster wrote a song with Swift in 2012 and has nothing but good things to say about her.
She’s been writing a lot for her next record, but yeah — it was a lot of fun working with her. She’s super talented.
If Gallagher won't take someone like Ryan Adams seriously, I doubt he will take anyone seriously. Come on, dude!
Gallagher might think modern pop is "beige," but there is no one in the world who can deny that Madonna's music — especially when she was in her prime — is anything but. So if Madonna thinks Taylor Swift is good, I think the rest of the world should feel confident in her judgment. "I like Taylor Swift," Madonna told an Australian morning show in January 2015. "I think she writes some really catchy pop songs. Can't get them out of my head."
Madonna has spoken, y'all. It's over.
The Entire Grammys Committee
I think this pretty much speaks for itself.