Album
Red
Critic Reviews
User Reviews
Artist
Taylor Swift

Red by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - Red
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on 8 reviews
2012 Ranking: #197 / 710
USER SCORE
67
Based on
17 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
A.V. Club

Musically, it’s bigger and bolder than anything she’s ever done in the pop world.

70
Consequence of Sound

The great hook, the reason Swift’s new sounds and energies rarely if ever fall flat, is that the album’s biggest pop release may as also be its saddest song. 

70
Drowned in Sound

For all its manufactured essence, Red remains firmly grounded at the crossroads between innocence and experience.

70
musicOMH

It shows an artist who continues to gain in confidence and ability and excitingly suggests that Taylor Swift’s best work is yet to come.

60
PopMatters

At 16 songs long, Red could use more editing and streamlining with a less-is-more mindset as a guiding principle, particularly since the quieter numbers—which also happen to be some of the album’s strongest moments—get lost in the sound and fury of Swift’s grand gestures.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: October 22, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Big Machine
GENRE: Pop
WEBSITE: taylorswift.com
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Added on: September 28, 2012