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She doesn't actually "go dubstep" (but maybe she should!)
There was a little advance chatter that Swift would be tapping into the massive, massive popularity of EDM producers on this album, by indulging in a little bass droppery on her quite good, bad-idea anthem "I Knew You Were Trouble". And while the song's chorus does suddenly get bass-heavy and super dramatic, but the music soft-pedals the interesting juxtaposition it might have had. With the emotional character of the song, the feeling of your world suddenly shifting under you that it's trying to evoke, it would have made artistic sense for the sounds to get even bigger and more disorienting in that moment. She underplays a decision that would have been more mind-blowing in the extreme. Which is understandable, she doesn't want to change her successful brand too much. But there is a bit of missed potential to incorporate a seemingly alien trend in an organic way that could have been really daring, instead of mildly interesting.
The question Swift should be asking herself here and going forward: What would Beyonce do? Go for the more interesting production choice, probably.