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I’m Loving This! Christi’s Review Of Taylor Swift’s New Album: “Red”

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I just got Taylor Swift’s new album “Red.”

The theme is love, passion and of course, the color “Red,” which Taylor intertwines throughout the album. I love the lyrics, creativity, and vulnerability in her music. Swift is open, real, and relatable . This is why she’s so likeable. Swift is also super humble. I find her one of the more positive role models in Hollywood.

On my first list I noticed how many songs were on the album. Albums usually contain 10-12 tracks with maybe 1-2 bonus tracks. “Red” has a generous 16 songs, all of which she wrote (with the exception of a few co-writers on some tracks). Let’s review my favorite songs off the 2012 Swift album.

 My 5 Favorite Songs Off the “Red” Album

1.)  “All Too Well”  Written by: Taylor Swift and Liz Rose

All Too Well” is my favorite song of the moment. I really love the lyrics, and the multiple choruses Swift and Rose wrote. The song builds around the story that she left her scarf at a mystery man’s house. It’s (of course) about love,  how things were, and how they’ve changed. The chorus is so powerful and the verses are catchy: “I was there, I remember it all too well…” I also love the melody, harmonies, and the increase in intensity as the song progresses. My favorite verse is towards the end, once the song builds and Swift sings, “…Wind in my hair, you were there, you remember it all, down the stairs, you were there, you remember it all, it was rare, I was there, I remember it all too well…”

 2.)  “Treacherous”  Written by: Taylor Swift and Dan Wilson

The song Treacherous sounds more like Swift’s original country sound when she first came out. It kind of reminds me of “Fifteen” or one of her acoustic/pop songs. The lyrics are definitely about falling in love. For example, Swift says, “I can’t decide if it’s a choice, getting swept-away…

3.)  “State of Grace” Written by: Taylor Swift

State of Grace is definitely different and more pop rock sounding for Swift but it is catchy and more upbeat than the first tracks I put on my favs list! Here are some of the lyrics!

 “…just twin fire signs, four blue eyes so you were never a saint and I’ve loved the shades of wrong, we learn to live with the pain, mosaic broken hearts but this love is brave and wild and I never saw you coming and I’ll never be the same, this is the state of grace…”

4.)  “Stay Stay Stay” Written by: Taylor Swift

I love Stay Stay Stay“. It is definitely more country and upbeat like Taylor Swift’s first two albums. It kind of reminds of me “Our Song” – Swift’s first big Country hit. It is so cute, young, pop/country with a simple melody, acoustics, and banjos. “I said, stay, stay, stay, I’ve been loving you for quite some time, time, time…You think that its funny when I’m mad, mad, mad, but I think its best if we both stay…”

5.)  “Red” Written by: Taylor Swift

Of course I love the self-titled track, Red. It is country, pop and contemporary mixed with some rock. I love the sounds, her voice, and the lyrics. I love how she incorporates the colors of emotions. It is very clever and a great thread of a theme. Swift even wears red lipstick, which gives her album an artsy feel and ties it all together with visuals.

Losing him was blue like I’d never known, missing him was dark grey all alone, forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you’ve never met, but loving him was red, loving him was red…”

 PI girls, what is your favorite track off Taylor’s new album “Red”????

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by kookybird on March 13, 2013 at 20:22

    Im sorry but i dont think Taylor has a good voice anymore:( she used to though

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by Gracie.G on February 3, 2013 at 20:33

    Not to be rude but arnt we to listen to christian music only?:)

    • ChloeJones

      Posted by ChloeJones on May 12, 2017 at 17:29

      I wouldnt say you have to listen to Christian music ONLY (this is just me– do what works for you!). Make sure your focus is on the godly things and don’t dwell on ungodly themes. But I think it’s okay to listen to clean, wholesome secular music. Again, just my opinion. Hope I helped!

    • PumpkinGirl

      Posted by PumpkinGirl on April 25, 2013 at 17:21

      I don’t believe this. I think that God has given us all kinds of music to listen too. I believe that as long as the overall message is modest then it’s okay for us to listen too.

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by mcote on January 13, 2013 at 16:54

    I have to disagree. Granted, I did not buy the album or listen to it, but I cannot agree that she is a positive role-model. She has countless boyfriends over the course of her stardom, and she only has them because she craves attention. She dates a high-profile man for a while, and when she’s done, she breaks up with him, and writes a hit song about it. She’s a man-eater. I hope I’m wrong about her, but from I’ve seen, I don’t think I am, unfortunately.

  4. GoatyGirl

    Posted by GoatyGirl on January 10, 2013 at 16:35

    My favorite is definatly Red, but Begin Again and Trouble are awesome too. And We Are Mever Getting Back Together is fun.

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by MegW on January 7, 2013 at 14:49

    It is sad to think that Tswift is looking for love in all the wrong places. I’m not a huge fan but I do listen to her music. She is a rolemodel to alot of young girls and teens every where and its sad that she isn’t using that for the good. We have to be careful not to think less of someone just because they may say or do something that we don’t agree with. I don’t condone what Taylor Swift is doing or saying, but I just wish someone would tell her how much Jesus loves her. Because in spite of mistakes that we have all made he still loves us in spite of sins and mistakes. Because there’s beautiful things in all of us but some people don’t know that yet!

    • joecspiano

      Posted by joecspiano on May 19, 2013 at 10:27

      I totally agree with Meg, actually. She’s not “beating on Swift.”
      Although there are worse role models out there, it doesn’t mean that Tswift is the best either. Stealing is still a crime even though there are worse crimes out there.

    • claremead1998

      Posted by claremead1998 on March 2, 2013 at 11:37

      @MegW, I disagree, Well your here beating on Swift, you fail to realize all the WORSE role models out there, look at Rihanna, Lady Gag, Ke$ha. They all have young girls looking up to them, and fail to be a good inspiration.

      • chenz94

        Posted by chenz94 on May 9, 2013 at 07:55

        I don’t think it’s a matter or “worse” or more/less. It’s pretty much black and white. Just because Swift is, perhaps, less promiscuous than other celebs does not qualify her as a role model. I don’t believe Meg is “beating on Swift” – she’s simply pointing out that it would be great if Swift and other celebs could all do more to be better role models to their peer and younger girls alike (: