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Taylor Swift’s New Album ‘Red’ Is Her Best Yet

Mon, October 22, 2012 4:56pm EDT by William Earl Add first Comment
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Taylor released ‘Red,’ her fourth studio album, on Oct. 22 — and we’re already obsessed with it! The album continues Taylor’s ascent to the Queen of Pop Country’s throne. Do you love it as much as I do?

Taylor Swift has perfected the art of creating albums that double as diaries, and her latest release Red is no different. The album, released on Monday, Oct. 22, may follow the singer as she develops a fuller pop sound, but it also sticks closely to the lyrical format that’s made Taylor a global superstar!

Taylor, 22, has always been a country-pop artist with a strong emphasis on pop, and Red sees the singer fully submerged in those pop music waters, as first single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” demonstrated and songs “22” and “I Knew You Were Trouble” back up effectively.

But upbeat, pop isn’t the only thing Taylor attempts on this album. Her ballad skills are on clear display with tracks like “Treacherous” and “Red,” both of which also highlight Taylor’s diary-like lyrical mastery. “Losing him was blue like I’ve never known. Missing him was dark grey, all alone. Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met, but loving him was red,” Taylor sings in “Red” — and you know exactly what she means.

The album is full of tracks that you will love — songs both vengeful and remorseful about lost love. Perhaps the greatest is “Sad Beautiful Tragedy,”a ballad that shows Taylor tapping into something sensuous, as well as tragic. “Long handwritten note, deep in your pocket. Words, how little they mean, when they’re a little too late,” Taylor sings, chillingly.

I don’t know why people keep breaking Taylor’s poor heart, but, as long as it continues to inspire such great work like this latest album, is it wrong to kind of hope it keeps happening?

Red is available in store and online now. Go buy it!

Do you love Taylor’s new album, HollywoodLifers?

William Earl

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