One of the lesser gifts of Taylor is her voice and ability to stay on tune. But she has amazing stage presence, she has delivery down pat. The songs are heartfelt and well done. Some are even quite funny. I forgive her her less than perfect voice. So does everyone else.
Heard Bruce Springsteen last night on SNL (taped) and he is an American music icon.... Quite the “sound,” his band, his voice, it’s amazing all put together, but he also doesn’t stay perfectly on key. It’s ok if the rest of your talent is that good.
I agree with you. She is an excellent songwriter. That is a level of talent above those who are merely great singers.