Taylor Swift‘s liberal politics are boring (“any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG”).  But no wonder.  Her music is moving in a boring direction too.  Such songs as “Delicate” and “Dress” have their hooks, but they’re wasted on insignificant lyrics.  They’re pedestrian.  “Look What You Made Me Do” does the same score settling we got from “Shake It Off.”  Really, Taylor’s subject matter is no good now.  She isn’t actually maturing—in all the ways that count.  Maybe next time.