Thursday, 22 November 2012

Review: Red by Taylor Swift

by Jack Rockett

People say Taylor Swift isn’t doing country music anymore, but that is definitely not true. She has every right to venture out and try new music styles and she still puts a bit of country in there, in every song. Red really shows how you can mix genres of music together. I can’t get any of the songs out of my head; they are all really catchy.

Personally, I’m not really a fan of country music but Taylor makes it so much better than other country artists who write about the stupidest of things. She is finally putting her 3 million past boyfriends behind her and writing about stuff much less repetitive and, believe me, ‘We are never ever getting back together’ didn’t represent the album very well and I now don’t want to listen to that song anymore. If you just bought that single, get the "Complete your album" offer because the album is much better without that song in the middle.

The only song that I would say has no real country in it is ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ and still that song is awesome and really catchy. Everyone who has been saying that "country has gone clubbing" in the comments box on iTunes is absolutely correct. It may have more of a techno-pop style to it but it still fits Taylor’s style perfectly. My favourite song is very hard to decide, as they are all too good. It is a tie between 'State Of Grace', 'Red', 'I Knew You Were Trouble', '22', 'Holy Ground', 'The Lucky One' and 'Starlight'. I know that is almost half the album, but it just proves that all of these songs are just too good. I generally like the more pop-mainstream-sounding songs, but anyone who has a brain would love this album.

I did find ‘Sad Beautiful Tragic’ quite depressing and it is, unfortunately, another one of her many breakup songs, like ‘Begin Again’. The collaboration with Ed Sheeran was very good but I think Ed shouldn’t sing with other people and neither should Taylor as they are both amazing by themselves. She should have sung the song by herself and had Ed as a featuring singer, just for the chorus, to make it sound more like the rest of the album.

Overall, it is a fantastic album and too good not to buy. If you haven’t bought it yet, YOU NEED TO TODAY!!! 

I rate it: * * * * * * * * * *

4 comments:

  1. Good article.

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  2. i love taylor swift!!!

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  3. Definitely recommend it!! Really good album!!

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  4. I dont agree I think her country was better, sorry!!!

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