taylor put a ton of work into her voice over her career, especially after getting critically panned for her performance of rhiannon with stevie nicks at the 2010 grammys. this inspired “mean” and also inspired her to dive headfirst into singing lessons, and the difference in her voice from fearless to speak now and especially to the speak now tour is amazing. she shows off her new control and vocal range on red. then 1989 comes and she taps into her lower range a little, especially on tour, but in the break between 1989 and rep, she had three years. the longest of her career. and i don’t know what blondie did, besides grow up (which i think is a big factor in it, her voice naturally deepening), but her voice, her range, and her control changed a lot during this time. the rep tour had her best, most consistent live vocals to date. and then she enjoyed all of that for the subsequent genre-bending on lover, and tapping into her lower and higher range on folklore and evermore. not only that, she’s able to recreate music from her teens and early twenties with incredible accuracy as well as making it technically better, smoother, updated. she was never super confident in her vocals and said more times than i could count that she wouldn’t be a singer if she weren’t a songwriter, but she put so much work into her vocals that she’s become not only a fucking talented woman, but a talented and formidable vocalist. like jack said, nobody as talented and successful as taylor swift works as hard as she does.