She has some catchy songs. She doesnt have a great voice or anything but I'll definitely give her credit for at least trying to play an instrument and writing a lot of her own music/lyrics in an era when everything and everyone is technology-enhanced. Most of all though I'll give her credit for acting/dressing normal and carrying herself like a lady. Everyone in the music industry now is going so far out of their way to try to look and act crazy/unique (Gaga, Rihanna, Minaj, Katy Perry...all wearing robot costumes, giant platforms, wild colors, metal bras, meat costumes, space costumes etc). You can at least tell Swift is genuine. The unexpected has become WAY too expected nowadays to the point where being different is played out. I like that she's more traditional. It's refreshing
Of course guys on a basketball board arent gonna be raving about her but I can def see why her target audience is into her. I won't hate.
I was disappointed with the Red album, maybe because she went full-fledged pop instead of country-pop? I don't know but I didn't like it.
Speak Now was good and Fearless, IMHO, is one of the best albums of any genre in the past 15 years. The worst song on Fearless is "You Belong to Me," that's how you know what a great album it was when the most popular single was the worst track on it.
She doesn't just make hit songs to get airplay, she makes good albums too. I can respect any artist for that. Pop or not.