Black Crowes' Chris Robinson on Taylor Swift: 'Horrible'

Black Crowes' Chris Robinson on Taylor Swift: 'Horrible'-photo

Country music sensation Taylor Swift has amassed millions of fans since releasing her debut album in 2006. But don't count Chris Robinson among them.

Black Crowes frontman and Kate Hudson ex Robinson has lashed out at the Fearless chanteuse in Nylon Guys magazine (via Contact Music), calling Swift "horrible":

"I find it embarrassing that adults are like, 'Taylor Swift is very talented.' She's not. She might be cute, but she's horrible."

So what's Robinson's beef with Swift, who's so horrible that she's pretty much won every music award imaginable at the tender age of 20? Apparently, Robinson, 43, feels that Swift and other artists of her generation are mere products of marketing, polished to an inauthentic, sterile sheen by modern studio technology:

"They have stylists who dress them, they make records with producers who play a chord into the computer and it all comes out the same... When you have computers doing it all for you... there's no individuality. Singing isn't always about being on key; it's about emotionality [sic]."

What do you think? Is Robinson talking to angels on this one, or is he jealous again? Let us know in the comments section.

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  • shanny
    shanny

    [quote=Miranda C]I say: Shut Up, however you are.Oh, look, I don't even know you becuz'you're not talented enought to be on justjared or something, grandpa.Yes, you can say I was on celebuzz, you bitch.But before you think that, is this how you wanna be known by people of my age (17), like tommorow we'll all say: You know there's some old weird ugly looking man saing that Taylor Swift can't sing. If people hear that they will search you on outube they will hear your afull voice and then they'll think:This man is saing TS cant sing but is just famous becuz'she's good looking, he has no talent by hisself and he isn't even goodlooking, not at all.But you know, he has got no talent beside TRYING to make ohers look bad just so people know you. Hell of , Dead man.This generation has it all:Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Drake, Taylor Swift and a lot of others. We got Danceskills, Not grey hear, The looks, the VOICE and respect for others and the trueth. Do you have any of them?? NOOOOOO!!!So, get dead and than we can know this generation is lived by cool people omg this is just what i was going to write. i hate you cr

  • Miranda C
    Miranda C

    I say: Shut Up, however you are. Oh, look, I don't even know you becuz'you're not talented enought to be on justjared or something, grandpa. Yes, you can say I was on celebuzz, you bitch. But before you think that, is this how you wanna be known by people of my age (17), like tommorow we'll all say: You know there's some old weird ugly looking man saing that Taylor Swift can't sing. If people hear that they will search you on outube they will hear your afull voice and then they'll think: This man is saing TS cant sing but is just famous becuz'she's good looking, he has no talent by hisself and he isn't even goodlooking, not at all. But you know, he has got no talent beside TRYING to make ohers look bad just so people know you. Hell of , Dead man. This generation has it all: Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Drake, Taylor Swift and a lot of others. We got Danceskills, Not grey hear, The looks, the VOICE and respect for others and the trueth. Do you have any of them?? NOOOOOO!!! So, get dead and than we can know this generation is lived by cool people

  • Michelle
    Michelle

    I think Taylor swift is way way way better then Miley Cyrus and everything she has done so far I've liked. I've never heard of Black Crows... so i'm not going to judge him on this but he shouldn't judge someone in the same field show's that he is low class... like Kanya West.

  • manbeARPIG
    manbeARPIG

    Ugh taylor swift has dank music itss completely different from yours you're not a girl so her music obviously wouldnt friggen appeal to you, some of it's actually so good go kill yourself youre ugly and your hot ex wife the only reason i know who you even are dumped you f*ck youuu

  • buck
    buck

    I'm a fan of the Black Crows, but I must say that Taylor Swift is one of the most, all-around talented people I've seen come out in the past few years. And I'm not particularly a fan of pop country. It's one thing to deliver a song and make it your own- like George Jones or Elvis did. It's completely different to write your own material and music and be able to perform it. She does this and I'm immensely impressed by her. She will continue to master her craft as she matures. Furthermore, because of her talent, disposition and apparently good upbringing, she will have a long career.

  • sophie1986
    sophie1986

    Her performances don't exactly leave me "breathless".

  • usilang
    usilang

    Yes. Taylor Swift is so overrated. Remember Grammy awards? She was so off-key, I cringed hearing her sing.

  • lily
    lily

    the girl sucks live, plain and simple.

  • Vic
    Vic

    Well said, Chris. I've been saying that for quite some time now, but nobody was listening. This girl can't sing. And when I say she can't sing, I mean that she sounds way too generic and equally boring. She totally lacks that individuality needed to sell records on real talent alone. She sells because other female teens relate to her lyrics. But make no mistake, there is no emotion to her songs. Writing her own songs doesn't make her talented, folks. Her writing is indeed horrible, by the way. At least Britney Spears had a better execution in her songs. They were not only catchy but sexy. They totally conveyed emotion, despite her singing abilities (or lack thereof). I totally grooved to her music, though I never did so in public. Carry Underwood is much more sophisticated than Taylor Swift in every sense of the word. I also love Kellie Pickler and Lila McCann. Have you ever listened to Lila's "Go Easy On Me" song? Beautiful! But back to Ms. Underwood: Carry's music is not only beautiful, but it is also seducing--very well structured lyrically, vocally and musically. She invokes emotion in every song that she interprets. Now, that's what I call talent! Any joker can write their own material. Quality, however, can only be achieved by a few. Taylor Swift conveys the opposite of quality--inferiority. She isn't very good quite frankly. Why is she famous then, you ask? Deep down you know answer. At any rate, when Kanye West disrespected her at the VMA's, I knew that this would help her sell more records, and top the charts longer, out of sympathy. Everyone just seemed to show their support with their wallets and positive feedback, after that unfortunate incident took place. I only wish that someone more respected in the music industry would have come out and said what Chris Robinson so eloquently stated in that magazine interview. This guy is viewed as a stoner, so there may be little stock in what he says to many people, though he clearly speaks words of wisdom and truth. But celebrities are afraid of criticizing a cute girl for fear of career reprisal.

  • gold
    gold

    true she is good but we don't see anything stellar or over the top from her. she is a good songwriter and very beautiful. love her music

  • izzy
    izzy

    YES. yes. and thrice yes. totally agree. he has a massive point. i DO like taylor swift, but she hasnt exactly got the most amazing voice, although she is not the worst out there considering she actually knows something about music and can play an actual instrument, unlike some of the auto tuning badasses LOL.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    "They have stylists who dress them, they make records with producers who play a chord into the computer and it all comes out the same... When you have computers doing it all for you... there's no individuality. Singing isn't always about being on key; it's about emotionality [sic]." I agree. She's maybe horrible,but at least she better than other ''singers'' today. I'll give her credit for at least trying to write a good song. This is just sad...RIP Good Old Music.

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