I’ll be honest: the original release of Red, with its annoying pop singles “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, was about the time that I stopped paying any attention to Swift and filed her under ‘pop I won’t like’ – not to mention the ear-worm “Everything Has Changed” with Ed Sheeran, which my daughter thrashed to absolute death after we moved to Auckland in 2014.
This remake of the album sounds a little more organic than the original, relying more on instrumentation and remixing the tracks slightly, and I’d say its probably a better album than the original. And I continue to be impressed by Swift’s intent on sticking it to her former record label.
But I’m still not into this one.
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