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Is Taylor Swift our generation’s Michael Jackson?

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Taylor Swift is a much-celebrated musician. Despite her young age, she’s written tons of songs, performed to sold-out crowds all over the world, made millions upon millions of dollars, etc. People love her, as well – she’s grown up in the spotlight without becoming a hot ass mess (at least not in any obvious ways).

Turns out, even people in the industry think she’s the bee’s knees. Take fun. lead guitarist Jack Antonoff (that’s the yahoo in the red hat in the photo above), who’s worked with Taylor before and can’t get enough. So much so that he believes she’s this generation’s Michael Jackson. Uhhhh… stop the press.

From GQ:

“I think Taylor Swift is one of the best songwriters ever,” Antonoff said.

“Taylor Swift is cool, because she’s the closest thing today that hearkens to Michael Jackson — to great, great pop music. There’s a difference between her and Gaga and Katy Perry and Lily Allen and all that. It all feels throwaway, comparatively.”

So, is Jack trying to bone, or what? It all seems a liiiiittle too enthusiastic for me. I like Taylor, and I think she makes decent pop music, but comparing her to Michael Jackson is WAY premature. Let’s all take it down several notches, shall we?

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