Does anyone really think the relentlessly competitive Taylor Swift, the girl whose trophy case looks like Smaug the dragon’s lair, is content with that?
Taylor’s ready to go full Madonna, full Michael Jackson. She’ll be bringing in the big guns to make sure this album sounds so massive that Katy Perry’s brand of bubblegum will taste like stale chiclets from the 25-cent machine at a highway truck stop. She’s going to make sure people from Jakarta to Johannesburg think of Nashville instead of New York City and Hollywood when they picture the U.S. She’s going to be so big the Super Bowl will be the halftime show at her concert. Expect nothing less than five classic singles and a year 2014 in which the top song on the radio for all 52 weeks is Taylor. You want pop? You knew Taylor was trouble when she walked in.”