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Taylor Swift is absolutely justified to be mad at singer Damon Albarn of the group Blur. He asserts in the LA Times today that Swift doesn’t write her own songs. WTF? You can be critical of Swift, I guess, on some matters but not penning her own material? That’s utterly ridiculous.

After Albarn says this in a Q&A with Mikael Wood, here’s the exchange:

Wood: Of course she does. Co-writes some of them.
Albarn: That doesn’t count. I know what co-writing is. Co-writing is very different to writing. I’m not hating on anybody, I’m just saying there’s a big difference between a songwriter and a songwriter who co-writes.

Taylor Swift writes plenty of songs without co-writers. She certainly writes her own lyrics. If she gives credit to Jack Antonoff or anyone else I’m sure it’s because they help on orchestration or arrangement. Taylor Swift is one artist I have no doubts about when it comes to writing music.

Also, does that mean every famous songwriting team in history were not songwriters? From Lennon-McCartney and Jagger-Richards to Goffin-King, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein or Lorenz Hart, Ashford and Simpson, Holland Dozier Holland, and so on? Just stupid.

Taylor’s comments below, followed by Antonoff.

Swift 1, Albarn 0.

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