Music Guyd: Taylor Swift in the Red

Connor Sobolik
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Connor Sobolik

October 26, 2012
2:03 p.m.

Listening to Taylor Swift is like indulging in a trashy romance novel with a predictable level of conflict and a blatantly foreseeable conclusion. All that’s missing is the hot sex!

Since, at 22, Swift has more top ten singles than any other artist her age and an estimated net worth of 165 million dollars, it’s a book a lot of people are buying.

Swift’s style, sound, and subject matter has yet to evolve from her first album, and for some reason no one wants it to. We continue to be amused by the curly haired china doll with bright blue eyes and a heart full of fairy dust. Her songs may be poppy and underdeveloped and there’s no denying she sounds like a preteen deep in the throws of puppy love, but if you choose to humor her melodies, you may be impressed.

Red does not present a new side of Swift, nor does it present a new sound. However, Amongst the cutesy lyrics about new beginnings and sweet nothings that have been drizzled in a healthy amount of break-up angst, Taylor has created an excellent disband mix.

The album is an exquisite combination of bubbly tracks about her newly embraced independence and whimsical memories of a now ended relationship. If you are not in the process of getting over an ex or you have never heard the words “lets still be friends,” then her infectious charm may be completely lost on you.

Okay, I’ll admit it: I love the album! All of the lyrical truffles and adorable nose-scrunching ditties that are soaked in the melancholy of remembrance are so relatable that you can’t help but fall for it, and her. It’s as if she isn’t playing the game at all. Instead, Swift is merely writing what she knows. And she’s good at it! You want so bad to shake her and say “Move on!” but at the same time you can’t help but put “I Knew You Were Trouble” on repeat. I wouldn’t change a thing. 

You can catch Taylor Swift on the MTV Europe Awards on November 11. Her album is available on iTunes. 

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MrChristoph (Guest)
7 years, 6 months ago

i am a huuuuuuuge t-swift but then again i <3 trashy romance novels tooo! this album is defs her best yet but there is no stopping her!