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Taylor Swift’s Red rakes in the green

Taylor Swift’s new album “Red,” has made incredible sales—1.208 million copies in the U.S. during its first week to be exact.

“Red,” released Oct. 22, is one of four albums produced by Swift, a country/ pop singer who entered the music world in 2006 and has been redefining country music since. I have never been a fan of country music, but Swift is good in my book.

Onto the album!

The first track, “State of Grace,” is a great way to begin the album. It’s a very powerful ballad and overall a very upbeat song—an awesome beginning to this album.

The second track, “Red,” is a typical Swift song, about boys, the feeling of liking someone and yeah we get it.

There is a new addition to the song though, the chorus “red, red, red” is sung in a techno kind of way. It definitely adds a new and different element to the song, giving it some flair.

The third track is a slower paced song. “Treacherous” is a more laid back song, but very unimpressive.

The sixth track, “22,” starts off with an acoustic vibe, and then switches off to some random pop beat. This song feels like some sort of late 90’s jam back in the day you and your best friends would dance to at sleepovers.

That being said, I have no idea where Swift got the idea, or the beat for this song.

“I Almost Do”—finally a Swift-sounding song. This song has a country vibe, something lacking in the rest of the album. It’s a great song, especially if you are into the classic Taylor Swift.

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” the song that has been on the radio on loop it seems like, is one Swift’s most catchy songs on the album. Personally one of my most favorites on the album, it has been an anthem for just about every girl at one time in her life.

Track nine, “Stay Stay Stay,” is a country song with some twang thrown in there. The chorus is catchy for sure, but as far as it being a song I would want to listen to on loop—not a chance.

Track 14, “Everything Has Changed,” featuring Ed Sheeran, is a great acoustic song on the album. Swift and Sheeran are a great duo and together produce an exciting and powerful ballad. This song is probably my favorite from the album.

 

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