Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Taylor Swift New Album: Red

On October 22, 2012, Taylor Swift released a new album called Red! Red is the fourth studio album by American singer - songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released by Big Machine Records. Taylors swifts meaning behind the album is:  "All the different emotions that are written about on this album are all pretty much about the kind of tumultuous, crazy, insane, intense, semi-toxic relationships that I’ve experienced in the last two years. All those emotions — spanning from intense love, intense frustration, jealousy, confusion, all of that — in my mind, all those emotions are red. You know, there’s nothing in between. There’s nothing beige about any of those feelings." Red received favourable reviews from music critics. On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 79 based on 5 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews." Melissa Maerz of Entertainment Weekly gave the album a (B+) and wrote: "(Red)finds her singing about walking directly into traffic, wading into quicksand, and flirting with the kinds of jerks Kanye West might toast to." and closed her review with: "Redmight be about flirting with danger." Lewis Corner of Digital Spy gave a positive review on the album and rated it as four-stars-out-of-five and said: "she sounds anything but a broken record - especially when she's on the cusp of global domination." The Guardian reviewer was also very positive on the album, gave it four-stars-out-of-five and wrote: "Red was allegedly inspired by her experience of love and its fast-paced, crazy adventures, how she's had time to open her door to such a parade of lovers good and bad, God only knows." Rolling Stone reviewer Jon Dolan found some influences on the album such as Joni Mitchell and U2, rated it three-and-half-stars out of five and said: "her self-discovery project is one of the best stories in pop. When she's really on, her songs are like tattoos." Billboard gave a very positive review to the album in its track-by-track review, called it "her most interesting full-length to date" and said:"Red puts Swift the artist front and center with big, beefy hooks that transcend her country roots for a genre-spanning record that reaches heights unseen since Shania Twain's Up! please it was released with two discs' worth of pop and country takes of its 19 songs." The Daily Telegraph was more critical, rated it as three-stars-out-of-five and wrote: "It's frustrating, then, when Swift reverts back to type. Too many of the songs on this bloated 16-track album revisit the gently strummed verses and characterless choruses of her previous work."

Singles Include in the album red: 

Standard edition
1."State of Grace"  Taylor SwiftNathan Chapman, Swift4:55
2."Red"  SwiftDann Huff, Chapman, Swift3:43
3."Treacherous"  Swift, Dan WilsonWilson4:02
4."I Knew You Were Trouble"  Swift, Max MartinShellbackMartin, Shellback3:39
5."All Too Well"  Swift, Liz RoseChapman, Swift5:29
6."22"  Swift, Martin, ShellbackMartin, Shellback3:52
7."I Almost Do"  SwiftChapman, Swift4:04
8."We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"  Swift, Martin, ShellbackMartin, Shellback3:11
9."Stay Stay Stay"  SwiftChapman, Swift3:25
10."The Last Time" (featuring Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol)Swift, Lightbody, Jacknife LeeLee4:59
11."Holy Ground"  SwiftJeff Bhasker3:22
12."Sad Beautiful Tragic"  SwiftChapman, Swift4:44
13."The Lucky One"  SwiftBhasker4:00
14."Everything Has Changed" (featuring Ed Sheeran)Swift, SheeranButch Walker4:05
15."Starlight"  SwiftHuff, Chapman, Swift3:40
16."Begin Again"  SwiftHuff, Chapman, Swift3:57

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