Taylor Swift - Red
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2012 Ratings: #307 / 1032
User Score
Based on 924 ratings
2012 Ratings: #207
Liked by 43 people
October 22, 2012 / Release Date
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Big Machine / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Pitchfork
Swift, like anyone, is a hostage to her own experience, but she’s also capable of being a witness to it, able to see a relationship—even as it shrinks further and further away in her vision—for what it was rather than what it couldn’t be.
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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100
pitchfork had the best opinion
Z.Younk
1
I've rated it accordingly to the oldest age you can be to enjoy it.
rapmartin12
94
Stand-out Tracks:
- All Too Well
- The Last Time
- Holy Ground
ElectricMess
81
nearly pissed myself when the man who sang chasing fucking cars popped up on a track
Flamingooooo
74
Red is not my favourite color so i couldn't enjoy it more, sorry Okcomputer12127

No, but seriously, this album would be much better if there were fewer songs and more inspiring and energetic pop masterpieces like I Knew You Were Trouble. The lighter songs were fine but they took away some of the charisma from this album and they were, like, fillers. There were a few fillers and I can't hide it, there was a lack of strong hits in some moments and the album just started to get tiring at the end, ... read more
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Track List

  1. State of Grace
  2. Red
  3. Treacherous
  4. I Knew You Were Trouble
  5. All Too Well
  6. 22
  7. I Almost Do
  8. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
  9. Stay Stay Stay
  10. The Last Time (featuring Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol)
  11. Holy Ground
  12. Sad Beautiful Tragic
  13. The Lucky One
  14. Everything Has Changed (featuring Ed Sheeran)
  15. Starlight
  16. Begin Again 
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Added on: September 28, 2012