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muddysquirrel
October 24th 2012


53 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Sowing- i hope you did not misunderstood me. i think the review is great and you are amazing at it. I just wanna know what were you hoping to get from her.



4-th album of the same country-pop shit? People dragged her for being samey when she was done with her second album.



yeah there are some childish-sounding efforts for pop airplay (which she clearly is hungry for) but it also has plenty of very strong songs as "Lucky You" "All Too Well" Holy Ground" State Of Grace" etc.



Billboard said it best:



In many ways, "Red" is Taylor Swift's first adult pop album. Where her self-titled debut and 2008's "Fearless" were the works of an accomplished teenage singer with a gift for confessional songwriting and soaring melodies, parts of the often-exceptional "Speak Now" felt like a tiresome game of Guess the Celebrity ("Better Than Revenge," "Innocent," "Dear John") with passive-aggressive lyrics better suited for a note passed in junior high.



"Red" puts Swift the artist front and center with big, beefy hooks that transcend her country roots for a genre-spanning record that reaches heights unseen since Shania Twain's "Up!"



Maybe your heart was just not in it this time...



Your thoughts on "All Too Well? I see it praised everywhere and it completely skips your review.

Tyrael
October 24th 2012


21005 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

'And ty, I got dibs on rebound sex with ingrid michaelson'



screw you :[ you have a girlfriend!

Spec
October 24th 2012


29186 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

wub wub

Cygnatti
October 24th 2012


27846 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

"I just don't understand what guys get out of her lyrical content."



I can say that for blink or twy just as easily.







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SowingSeason
Moderator
October 24th 2012


20113 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Squirrel: I didn't misunderstand, no worries. "I almost do" is an alright song but is nothing special.



Ty: true, I'll let you have Ingrid when i'm done having my way with her ;-)

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Cygnatti
October 24th 2012


27846 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

so there's a squirrel in here huh?



I'm the only small mammal that lives in trees and loves taylor swift around here! gtfo

muddysquirrel
October 24th 2012


53 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Sowing- really? that forgettable? wow.



http://www.metacritic.com/music/red/taylor-swift/critic-reviews



Looking so lonely down there all alone. Sadsies. :/



Cygnatti- cmon do not be so selfish! there is room for all kinds of animals here who love taylor.



Cygnatti
October 24th 2012


27846 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I'll be honest here: her metacritic scores are really unreasonably high



except for speak now's of course

mindleviticus
October 24th 2012


8612 Comments


what song has the dubstepy part she talked about?

henryChinaski
October 24th 2012


3307 Comments


Wow...We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together is so shitty.

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Cygnatti
October 24th 2012


27846 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

"no you can't since they've both written so passionately about serious issues kids deal with on a daily basis. there's

plenty material delivered to their fans that lets them know they're not alone and can overcome any uphill battle in

life. the wonder years especially are downright therapeutic within their lyrics and live to spread a positive message

to anyone willing to listen. I'm sorry but they are the complete antithesis of everything that taylor swift stands for as

an artist which is absolutely nothing. but hey if you feel a strong bond with what she says then more power to you."



...serious issues like singing about dicks, masterbation, and running around naked? both blink and taylor are rather closely childish for the most part. oh so they made s/t (and neighborhoods)? great. only took them 12 years. when it comes to songwriting in general, they are as formulaic as it gets, aren't they? if only other, probably better bands could get unreasonably famous by writing a boring song with na na na na na na as it's hook. not to say taylor is all much better (teardrops on my guitar is a terrible song).



as for twy, they just don't seem that special anymore.

tommygun
October 24th 2012


26084 Comments


Like, ever.

Aids
October 24th 2012


24225 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

"what song has the dubstepy part she talked about?"



the chorus of I Knew You Were Trouble has a 2-step beat and some loud, bassy synths. it's so fucking good, my favourite track from this

Tyrael
October 24th 2012


21005 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

best track on the album agreed

Cygnatti
October 24th 2012


27846 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I like Red a little better than Trouble, but Red isn't nearly as immediate.

Tyrael
October 24th 2012


21005 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

The two only tracks from this I actually liked damn you guys are good

Cygnatti
October 24th 2012


27846 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I have, they were boring. Dammit is still much better. not like you don't ever generalize.

SowingSeason
Moderator
October 24th 2012


20113 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

"The Lucky One" is really nice

Cygnatti
October 24th 2012


27846 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

most of them don't. they are just overtly catchy songs with very very good melodies. the lyrics are good on occasion but idc about them.



enchanted is definitely one the best pop songs recently made imo. I'm surprised you don't like other than the fact that it is taylor considering there's no bitchiness, no cheap shotting anyone, just her telling a song/story about how she felt when she just met some boy she was infatuated with.

Tyrael
October 24th 2012


21005 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

'enchanted is definitely one the best pop songs recently made imo.'



Ellie Goulding - Lights



best pop song in years



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