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Red (Taylor's Version)

Taylor Swift

Red (Taylor's Version)

Re-recording of the pop artist's fourth album - following the sale of her master recordings to American businessman Scooter Braun - includes nine unrelased songs

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  1. 10.0 |   Rolling Stone

    This new version of Taylor Swift’s greatest album is 30 tracks–the original 16-song ‘Red’ tricked out with B-sides and vault outtakes, all redone with more boom and detail in the production
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  2. 10.0 |   The Independent

    This re-recording is a better, brighter version of a terrific pop album. Red is dead. Long live Red (Taylor's Version)
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  3. 10.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Swift took an already brilliant album and turned the quality up to eleven. Nobody will ever do it like Miss Swift
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  4. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    A sweeping, profound time machine of an album
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  5. 9.0 |   Slant Magazine

    With Red (Taylor’s Version), Swift displays a surprising willingness to kill, or at least revise, her darlings
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  6. 9.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Reflecting and re-evaluating: Red is an absolute triumph
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  7. 9.0 |   Under The Radar

    It proves you can take a masterpiece and make it sound even better
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  8. 9.0 |   Clash

    While some see Taylor Swift’s re-recording efforts as a statement of female empowerment, triumphing over those who have wronged her, really it’s much simpler than that. As ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ shows, this is an exercise in catharsis. Leafing back through the storybook of our own formative years, we feel it all
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  9. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Taylor Swift’s reworking of Red finds even more magic in her pop blueprint
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  10. 8.5 |   Pitchfork

    Re-recorded in meticulous detail, along with a dozen songs cut from the 2012 original, Taylor Swift’s most pivotal album has still more to say about growing up and moving forward
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  11. 8.0 |   The FT

    Immaculate re-recording is part of the singer’s campaign to create new masters of her back catalogue
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  12. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Swift re-records the 2012 album on which she first embraced synth-pop, tweaking songs and adding others: a mix of saccharine fluff and superb keepers
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  13. 8.0 |   NME

    In the latest instalment of Swift's re-recording project, the epic new version of 'All Too Well' steals the show
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  14. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Red (Taylor’s Version) is both an Intellectual Property strategy tool, and a prolepsis of the status that the 2012 album will uphold in the future
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  15. 7.8 |   Spectrum Culture

    In re-recording some of her most emotionally fraught offerings, Taylor Swift delivers even more powerful versions from a different phase of life
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  16. 7.0 |   All Music

    Much of the point of the re-recordings is to get these new versions as close to the original versions as possible so they can be easily licensed and to that end, Swift succeeds admirably
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