Everything Has Changed by Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran
I Knew You Were Trouble.
State of Grace
The Last Time by Taylor Swift feat. Gary Lightbody
The Moment I Knew
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
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This album is one of my favourite as i really like all of the songs in it. The tunes, instrumental and lyrics really grasp onto my interest. The songs are quite similar to the rumours of them being about her relationship with her partners. But despite this, i feel that they are filled with sincerity and feelings when i hear the songs. The more prominent songs that have made an impact on me would be 'Red' as well as 'All too well'. To me, the lyrics of these two songs are filled with emotions and meanings. With a short but critical analysis, i feel that she used effective literary devices in 'Red' like the use of colours to depict her emotions and the use of desciptive phrases to paint a vivid scene in 'All too well'. The variety of songs in the album really touched my heart, the heartfelt lyrics of each and every song hold deep meaning to them. Every time i listen to her songs, i depict a colourful and brilliant picture in my head based on the lyrics. The genres of the songs to me sound like country pop, from a calm and decent tune like country songs which slowly progresses into a faster, more upbeat one, similar to what can be found in pop songs.
While this review is written in 2016, more than a year after Taylor Swift's newest album "1989" has been released, I still find myself listening to this album once in a while. I think that this is a nice album to listen to, especially "State of Grace", "Holy Ground" and "Stay Stay Stay" (I prefer songs with faster tempos), but those who like songs with slower tempos won't find themselves left out with this album, which also includes songs such as "The Last Time (feat. Gary Lightbody)" and "Sad Beautiful Tragic".
The songs in the album also cover different genres such as country and pop, which make for a nice mix of music in one album, which I prefer over Taylor Swift's latest album, "1989", which is almost exclusively pop music, while the addition of pop songs (some of which were collaborations with Max Martin) made for an interesting improvement over her previous country style.
Overall I think that the album is a nice listen, covering love, in particular, losing someone that you love, with the lyrics and music matching the this overall mood very well. If you have known what it is like to have and lose love, this album will definitely strike a chord with you, so find a comfy chair and spend some time listening to this album (I particularly like the 3 demo versions of the songs in the deluxe version)