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Review: Taylor Swift releases superb ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ album

Global pop music superstar Taylor Swift released her latest studio offering “Red (Taylor’s Version).” Digital Journal has the scoop.

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Taylor Swift. Photo Credit: Beth Garrabrant
Taylor Swift. Photo Credit: Beth Garrabrant

Global pop music superstar Taylor Swift released her latest studio offering, the invigorating “Red (Taylor’s Version).” Digital Journal has the scoop.

It is comprised of 30 tracks, where each and every song has its own identity. It opens with “State of Grace” and it is followed by the melodically stunning title track single “Red,” and “Treacherous,” which has a ’90s retro vibe to it.

Equally noteworthy is “I Knew You Were Trouble” and the powerhouse “All Too Well.” “22” is sassy and upbeat while her vocals on “I Almost Do” are soothing and heavenly. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is a great deal of fun and she picks up the pace with “Stay Stay Stay.”

Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol lends his rich, resonant voice on “The Last Time” and it immediately breaks into the uptempo “Holy Ground” and “Sad Beautiful Tragic” truly is sheer bliss.

After “The Lucky One,” she collaborates with Ed Sheeran on “Everything Has Changed” while the infectious “Starlight” is a neat tune to sing along with. “Begin Again” is just as remarkable.

It’s an added treat to hear her soaring versions and unique interpretations of “Better Man” (which became a smash hit for Little Big Town) and “Babe.” It closes with a lengthy yet impressive version of “All Too Well,” which is worth checking out.

“Red (Taylor’s Version)” is available on digital service providers by clicking here.

The Verdict

Overall, Taylor Swift is a breath of fresh air on her compelling, well-crafted “Red (Taylor’s Version).” It is evident that Swift is like fine wine and she gets better with age and experience.

Swift has shown a substantial amount of growth and maturity as a songwriter, singer, and storyteller on this refreshing musical. It is one of those albums that you can play on repeat all day long without the need to skip any track. This collection is highly recommended for all, and it garners an A rating.

Written By

Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 17,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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