The Leak Debate

The question on many Taylor Swift fan’s lips at the moment is weather or not to listen to her new album 1989 which has leaked on the internet following its early release in Europe. Due out in one day, the difference between having the album now or tomorrow doesn’t seem to make a big difference. For Swift fans however, it has cause a massive divide

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One one side of the debate are those who take the news of the leak with glee.

” Well, to all the anti-leak people… If I wasn’t a 100% sure  I would  buy the album on Monday, now that I have listened to it I am a 200% sure i’m going to get my copy! It’s AMAZING!”

commented one of the down loaders.  Indeed if you scoured the internet throughout the past week, along with the usual excitement that is aroused any time Swift releases a song, there was also a high level of concern about the sound of this latest album which claimed to be ‘ 80’s inspired pop.’

the pre-release of the boppy ‘ Welcome to New York’ sparked fears that this new sound was void of the traditional emotion charged lyrics that won swift fans world wide.

Others have been angrily reporting any leak sites to Taylor Nation, who are in lock down mode as the deadline to the album release trickles from days into hours. On this side of the debate fans claim that it is disrespectful to listen to the music before the artist intended and that they need to wait and buy the album like everyone else.

Both sides have a point, however swift fans are notorious for putting their money on swift, with over a million copies expected to be sold in the first week of the album’s release.

Taylor has been teasing fans with lyrics from each track on Instagram, showing off her lyrical ability, that of a mastermind.

Time magazine are one of few who have previously heard the album, predicting big things for track number 10, I Know Places which  they claim as a ‘ sonic masterpiece’.

The debate will rage on into the hours until the 27th arrives and the album will predictably hit number one world wide.

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Five Steps To Appreciating All Music

Many of us like to stay in the familiar bubble of music choices.
Perhaps we would like more music if we took the time to listen to it. perhaps
we would figure out why we don’t like it, but understand why others would.
Either way,

Just follow these five steps!

 

 

 

1. Ask a friend what the most obscure song they have in their musical collection and listen to it.

 

2. Get lost in Youtube. Have you ever found yourself watching a Youtube video hours after you said you would just watch one and ended up deep in the depths of Youtube you didn’t even know existed?  Try and use this  technique to find new music. You’d be amazed at range of talented musicians you can find making music you never knew existed.

3. Go to Band Night! Did you know that UNSW has bands and DJ’s play on Wednesday nights? Did you know that these bands are awesome? From Rock to Jazz there are all kinds of music to discover! Grab some friends and have a drink taking in the sweet sound of music.

4. Download the free songs from Itunes! Itunes often has a song from a new band in their collection that you can download for free. It might not be your normal taste, but it doesn’t hurt to try it out. Besides, everything is better when it’s free.

5. Don’t Criticize a song the first time you listen to it. How many times have you listened to the album of a favourite artist and told someone that a particular song you now love simply ‘ snuck up on you’?  Let the music wash over you and don’t judge it until at least the third time you listen to it..