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100
Rolling Stone
This new version of Taylor Swift’s greatest album is 30 tracks–the original 16-song ‘Red’ tricked out with B-sides and vault outtakes, all redone with more boom and detail in the production.
100
The Independent
If the matte crimson lipstick she wore in the original artwork represented its sound, then imagine it now with an added touch of lipgloss and liner – perhaps that shade brighter, the jawline beneath it more determined.
91
A.V. Club

Red was already an aching portrait of a doomed relationship, but the singer embraces it with renewed confidence now.

90
The Line of Best Fit

Red (Taylor's Version) sees Swift delivered a package that balances fan service alongside an insightful documentation of one of modern pop’s best songwriters at a key juncture in her career.

90
Clash

Familiar, comforting but at the same time, tinged with a little sadness now that you're grown up and life isn't as simple as it once seemed.

90
Sputnikmusic

Red – both in its original form as well as with these welcome additions – is an absolute triumph.

90
Slant Magazine

As narrative fiction and songwriting, it’s a masterpiece of construction and control. And having both the unabridged and the condensed versions of the song for direct comparisons testifies to Swift’s newfound capacity to revise herself.

90
The Young Folks

Red (Taylor’s Version) displays the snarky maturity and calm that comes from being a formerly precocious 22-year-old woman capable of juggling genres with ease.

90
RIOT
Almost a decade after its initial release, Taylor delivers a new and improved version of her iconic heartbreak album – and it’s everything that fans could have hoped for.
85
Pitchfork
Re-recorded in meticulous detail, along with a dozen songs cut from the 2012 original, Taylor Swift’s most pivotal album has still more to say about growing up and moving forward.
80
NME

For fans, it’s a treasure trove; a chance to appreciate a further insight into Swift’s musical world in the early 2010s.

80
The Guardian

Swift re-records the 2012 album on which she first embraced synth-pop, tweaking songs and adding others: a mix of saccharine fluff and superb keepers

80
PopMatters

Red (Taylor’s Version) feels like two albums in one. That such a long play, which even ends with a ten-minute-long track is bearable and enjoyable, says a lot about the compelling artist that Swift is. It’s a powerful statement by a pop artist standing in a unique position in pop culture.

78
Spectrum Culture
In re-recording some of her most emotionally fraught offerings, she somehow delivers even more powerful versions from a different phase of life.
70
AllMusic

The highlight of these is a ten-minute version of "All Too Well," a bitter ballad that was already one of the peaks of Red and is now turned into an epic kiss-off. This, along with excavated songs, are reason enough for Swift to revisit Red and they, not the re-recordings, are the reason to return to Red [Taylor's Version].

MattsReviews
80

Yo Kanye imma let you finish but Taylor Swift had one of the best albums of all time. OF ALL TIME

After taking time to listen to the 2 hour project, I’ve come to a general consensus that Taylor does improve the original project of Red on all fronts with her new version. With adding her new set style, Red’s ideas seemingly flourish with this refreshing look at it. The recreation of her older albums is an idea I can commend as she is using her resources wisely by bringing new ... read more

MeatCloset
55

i still don’t like taylor swift

stolenpositions
90

When Taylor Swift released “Red” in 2012, she not only solidified herself as one of the greatest songwriters in the mainstream sphere but she also established herself as one of the most popular artists in the world. Now in 2021, with the release of “Red (Taylor’s Version)”, not only it feels like she’s the biggest artist in the world (again), but it also seems like this record comes as a sort of reinforcement of the power and impact of her artistry. Listening ... read more

89

HIGHLIGHTS: All Too Well (10 Minute Version) / The Last Time / Better Man / Nothing New

100

Si Red del 2012 fue una maravilla y pareciera que no se podría mejorar, Red TV legado 10 años después para afirmar que estábamos equivocados

90

I finally got this on vinyl a few days ago and the more I think about it the more I realise how important this album is to me. The hype leading up to it and the release of All Too Well (10 Minute Version) is what made me a a huge fan of hers in the first place. Before then I was a fan, folklore was already one of my favourite albums, but this album cemented her status as one of my all time favourites. While I prefer folklore, 1989 and Speak Now, this collection of songs spoke to me when I ... read more

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Track List

1State Of Grace (Taylor's Version)
4:55
94
2Red (Taylor's Version)
3:43
92
3Treacherous (Taylor's Version)
4:02
89
4I Knew You Were Trouble (Taylor's Version)
3:39
81
5All Too Well (Taylor's Version)
5:29
94
622 (Taylor's Version)
3:50
79
7I Almost Do (Taylor's Version)
4:04
85
8We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor's Version)
3:13
78
9Stay Stay Stay (Taylor's Version)
3:25
72
10The Last Time (Taylor's Version)
4:59
88
11Holy Ground (Taylor's Version)
3:22
87
12Sad Beautiful Tragic (Taylor's Version)
4:44
87
13The Lucky One (Taylor's Version)
4:00
84
14Everything Has Changed (Taylor's Version)
4:05
82
15Starlight (Taylor's Version)
3:40
82
16Begin Again (Taylor's Version)
3:58
91
17The Moment I Knew (Taylor's Version)
4:45
87
18Come Back...Be Here (Taylor's Version)
3:43
86
19Girl At Home (Taylor's Version)
3:40
80
20State Of Grace (Acoustic Version) (Taylor's Version)
5:21
87
21Ronan (Taylor's Version)
4:24
89
22Better Man (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)
4:57
88
23Nothing New (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)
4:18
91
24Babe (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)
3:44
84
25Message In A Bottle (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)
3:45
81
26I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)
4:45
85
27Forever Winter (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)
4:23
87
28Run (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)
4:00
78
29The Very First Night (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)
3:20
83
30All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)
10:13
94
Total Length: 2 hours, 10 minutes
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Added on: June 18, 2021