Red

~ Release group by Taylor Swift

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Red (deluxe edition)2×CD16 + 6
  • CA2012-10-22
Big Machine Records, Universal Music (plain logo: “Universal Music”)BMR310450A843930007110
RedCD16
  • NZ2012-10-22
Universal Music (plain logo: “Universal Music”)
Red (deluxe edition)2×CD16 + 6
  • GB2012-10-22
Big Machine Records, Universal Music Group International (manages UMG's offices in most countries outside of North America)0602537173143602537173143
RedCD16
  • GB2012-10-22
Big Machine Records, Mercury Records (or just “Mercury”. A UMG imprint, do not use it for ©/℗ credits)3717453602537174539
RedCD16
  • US2012-10-22
Big Machine RecordsBMR310400A843930007073
RedDigital Media16
  • XW2012-10-22
Big Machine Records602537204762
Red (deluxe version)Digital Media22
  • XW2012-10-22
Big Machine Records602537204779
RedCD16
  • AU2012-10-23
Big Machine Records3717305602537173051
RedCD16
  • IT2012-10-23
  • NL2012-10-26
Universal Music (plain logo: “Universal Music”)
Red2×CD16 + 6
  • JP2012-10-24
Big Machine RecordsPOCS-24002, POCS-240034988005737861
Red2×CD16 + 6
  • AU2012-10-26
Universal Music (plain logo: “Universal Music”)
RedCD16
  • DE2012-10-26
Big Machine Records0602537173051602537173051
Red2×CD16 + 6
  • FR2012-11-05
Mercury Records (or just “Mercury”. A UMG imprint, do not use it for ©/℗ credits)
Red2×12" Vinyl8 + 8
  • US2012-12-04
Big Machine RecordsBMR310400D843930007103
Red (deluxe version)2×CD16 + 6
  • US2012-12-10
Big Machine RecordsBMR310450A843930007110
Red (Repress)CD16
Big Machine Records, Universal Music Group International (manages UMG's offices in most countries outside of North America)60253717305602537173051
Red Karaoke (Taylor Swift Karaoke)CD16
  • US2013-02-05
Big Machine RecordsBMR310430A
RedCD + DVD-Video16 + 6
  • FR2013-04-22
Big Machine Records, Universal Music France373 691-5602537369157
Red (Standard Edition, Repress)CD16
Big Machine Records, Universal Music Group International (manages UMG's offices in most countries outside of North America)60253717305602537173051
Red (deluxe edition, repress)2×CD16 + 6
Big Machine Records, Universal Music Group International (manages UMG's offices in most countries outside of North America)60253717314602537173143

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:22
Begin Again
Everything Has Changed by Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran
I Knew You Were Trouble.
Red
Ronan
State of Grace
The Last Time by Taylor Swift feat. Gary Lightbody
The Moment I Knew
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
part of:Rolling Stone: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s (number: 4) (order: 4)
Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s (number: 10) (order: 10)
Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s (number: 59) (order: 59)
Grammy Award: Album of the Year nominees (number: 2014) (order: 74)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 99) (order: 99)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/488435 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/pjcg [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/taylor_swift/red/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0002414735 [info]
Wikidata:Q858750 [info]

CritiqueBrainz Reviews

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Most Recent

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.

Most Popular

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)