The New Taylor Swift Album for Dummies by BringMoreLegos

Champion(s):

heystephen


Runner(s)-Up:

denise517


Quiz Description

The Queen, the Goddess, our Inspiration has blessed us with new music, and because all are welcome to bask in the glow of the Lover era, these questions will be theoretically accessible to those who have not yet heard Taylor Swift's latest album. (But if you haven't, you'll want to change that. Lover is available now for purchase and streaming!)

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Questions:

Arriving in late summer, Lover is a break from Ms. Swift's past release schedule, with every previous album debut having happened to fall in either of what two consecutive months? (Only one answer required.)

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OCTOBER or NOVEMBER

Ms. Swift released a treasure trove of personal diaries bundled with four distinct deluxe editions of Lover through what department store, which has carried exclusive versions of every album since Speak Now? (When the tradition of buying her own album in person shifted from Wal-Mart to this retailer, it was likely a business decision, not a reflection of any perceived "Red State" to "Blue State" realignment.)

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TARGET

In one such journal entry, Swift laments that "all my heroes have all ended up alone," a line (from 2012!) that ended up nearly verbatim on what third single from Lover, not to be confused with a character voiced by H. Jon Benjamin?

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THE ARCHER

The campy pond-crosser "London Boy" opens with a sample of what hunky Brit offering a ride on his "scoo'-ah"? Presumably, he doesn't mean the futuristic, transforming robobike his character drives in Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.

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IDRIS ELBA

[Q4] isn't the only famous name on "London Boy"; in it, Ms. Swift aspires to be a Tennessee version of what English fashion designer and activist, who collaborated with Swift on a new merchandise line (and is no stranger to close relationships with legendary songwriters)?

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STELLA MCCARTNEY

Notably absent from this album is hitmaker Max Martin. The bulk of producing and co-writing duties now fall to what fun. and in-demand pop golden boy, whose name sounds like a vulgar instruction regarding Chekhov?

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JACK ANTONOFF

Co-writer Annie Clark of [Q8] has worked with [Q6] before, notably on a major 2018 album that led to widespread allurement. Though Ms. Clark is not the Catholic patron of a central Pennsylvania college, she is a famous musician in her own right under what stage name?

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ST. VINCENT

This 1984 single by Bananarama shares its title with what second track on Lover?

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CRUEL SUMMER

"It's Nice to Have a Friend" offers a sonic palette unique in Ms. Swift's oeuvre, heavily featuring samples of what Trinidadian found-object instrument?

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STEEL DRUM / STEELPAN

Name any one of the three featured musicians on "Soon You'll Get Better," all Southern gals with undeniable country (and anti-Bush) bona fides.

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NATALIE MAINES, MARTIE MAGUIRE, or EMILY ROBISON (Dixie Chicks)

Ms. Swift is no stranger to color-based imagery. [Q8], "Lover," "Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince," "Paper Rings," and "Afterglow" all feature prominent mentions of what relatively high-frequency color, matching the dyed ends of her hair on the album's cover photo?

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BLUE

No, really, there's a lot of color talk on Lover, including on the closing epic "Daylight," in which she sings that love is not black and white, nor red, but what color (in its six-letter, purely adjectival form)? Once the numbers come out, it will likely be an apt descriptor for the album.

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GOLDEN

Easy tossup... is Lover a masterpiece? (edited at 2:25 pm, August 26, 2019 (CDT))

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YES