Taylor Swift Songs Sung in the Style of The Velvet Underground by Father John Misty

If you’re from a fading rock n roll generation, here’s maybe a way to make peace with today’s pop music scene. Just take Taylor Swift hits and hear them sung in the style of The Velvet Underground.

That’s what folk singer-songwriter J. Tillman — otherwise known as Father John Misty — did for us, perhaps inadvertently, when he recorded VU-style versions of “Blank Space” and “Welcome to New York.” Today, not coincidentally, marks the release of Ryan Adams’s own ballyhooed album that covers Taylor Swift’s 1989, which you can also hear down below.

Ryan Adams’ Covers

via Consequence of Sound

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  • andrew papp says:

    Lawdy Lou Reed Lives!!!

    This scholarly meme has all the characteristics of what is known colloquially as “nimble mindfuck” Sugarene Songstress Taylor Swift is comprehensively “worked over” by a deliciously cynical chanelling of the Dark Prince of NYC’s voice in the Warhol years.
    The faux lo fi lo tech recording adds a thick veneer of 1968 shambolic “barely there” drug saturated posturing.
    Archaeologists of the future will find this remnant and wonder long and hard about a culture that died eating its tail.
    Fastidious in its pretension it glows like a sleepwalkers eye. It invites heaping of saccharine superlatives and coughings of crusty lungs. Ah it takes me back….wish I could rembember what to…
    Rating: Six Tinfoil Stars

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