Oasis' Noel Gallagher Bashes Taylor Swift, But Isn't Bothered By Harry Styles
By Antoinette Bueno
You can't please them all.
Though Taylor Swift's bestselling 1989 is her most critically acclaimed album yet, one person definitely not impressed is Oasis' Noel Gallagher.
The 47-year-old "Champagne Supernova" singer recently got candid with Rolling Stone, bashing the "Blank Space" singer in a new interview. When the magazine pointed out that many people praise 25-year-old Taylor's talent as a songwriter, he outright laughed.
"Who says that? Her parents?" he quipped. "Who's 'people'? Name these people. You're f**king lying. She seems like a nice girl, but no one has ever said those words, and you f**ing know it.”
Though to be fair, Noel calls all modern pop music "f**ing awful."
"Modern pop music is bland nonsense," he says. "There isn't even a word yet that's capable of describing it. If it was a color, it would be beige. Do you know what color beige is? It's like a milky brown. Not for me."
Curiously though, he's a little less harsh when it comes to the epitome of pop music -- British boy band One Direction.
"I know Harry Styles. We've hung out a couple of times," he says, shouting out Taylor's ex. "They're lovely lads. But I've got to say, I have difficulties with people who don't write their own songs, who've got a team of songwriters who work for your record label."
And don't even get him started on Kanye West and his now infamous post-GRAMMYs rant dissing Beck.
"He's a character, I'll give him that," Noel says. "And I love his track 'Black Skinhead.' But somebody needs to buy that dumbass a dictionary so he can look up the word 'artistry.' Beck can play the banjo, for f**k's sake. Nobody plays the banjo! Get him a dictionary from me, I'll f**kin' sign it and give it to him so he can look it up."