Best Of 2022

Best Swiftie

“Look What You Made Me Do.” Cincinnati-bred Aaron Dessner of The National may have uttered those words when he came to collaborator Taylor Swift’s defense in January after Blur and Gorillaz singer Damon Albarn suggested during an interview that Swift doesn’t write her own songs. Musicians who had collaborated with Swift chimed in with their experiences, including Dessner, who had worked with Swift to produce her folklore and evermore albums as well as her re-recorded versions of songs “Fearless” and “Red.” “You’re obviously completely clueless as to her actual writing and work process,” Dessner tweeted, melting hearts throughout Taylor Nation and within the Queen City.