Taylor Swift: 'Red' Album Review
Country cutie Taylor Swift's newest album 'Red' has just dropped, offering a whole new set of emotionally charged make-up and break up songs and shift from country into pure pop. Find out more in the Kidzworld Album Review of Red!
In Taylor Swift's latest album the seasoned singer-songwriter takes a turn away from classic country and heads towards a fresher pop sound, instead of the usual twangy southern-tinged ballads about heart break and longing, Taylor instead plays with around with some new sounds, introducing a slightly dancier vibe, like on the track "I Knew You Were Trouble". Red is essentially a crossover album that shows Taylor maturing as an artist, but fans who love her as wide-eyed country sweetheart may be disappointed to see her move in this direction, even though she throws in a few songs close to her country roots.
Like Taylor's other albums, Red is an emotional roller coaster that takes listeners through the post-break up anger on the debut single "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," to love at first sight in "Begin Again," but songs like "22" introduce a wistful note about growing up and leaving your youth behind (and in fact, Taylor will be 23 in just a couple of months.) She also teams up with English singer-songwriter Ed Sheerhan (The 'A' Team) and the Gary Lightbody, lead singer of Snow Patrol, for some a couple of interesting duets.
Taylor has gone in a new direction and crafted an interesting crossover album with huge pop appeal, with some songs hearking back to her origins about heartbreak thrown in. Not every track is a winner, and this may not be her best album to date, but it shows promise for her musical (and hopefully romantic) future, and there's a little something for every listener in there.
- State of Grace
- I Knew You Were Trouble
- All Too Well
- I Almost Do
- We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
- Stay Stay Stay
- The Last Time
- Holy Ground
- Sad Beautiful Tragic
- The Lucky One
- Everything Has Changed
- Begin Again
Check out the title track from Red below!
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