When I look at Taylor Swift and realize she's not even two years younger than Adele and THEN I think about the quality of music that Adele put out when she was younger than Taylor....well, there's no comparison. When Adele put out "21," she was a woman. At 23, Taylor is still a little girl. It's just not interesting....except apparently to the legion of teenage girls who idolize her.
Even though she doesn't drive drunk or flash her private bits at the paps, I still don't think she's a good role model. That seems like a very low bar to set for role models. Fine, she writes and plays her own music, but every song of hers that I've heard sounds alike and they're all the same shallow pablum. She's in the news ALL THE TIME and it's rarely, if ever, about anything other than what hapless young man she's attached herself to. Her lack of maturity is evident in the fact that, at 23, she's still attracted to 18-year old boys.
I find her incredibly grating....I know that wasn't obvious at all.