Taylor Swift Reflects on ‘RED’: “My True Breakup Album”

Published: Wednesday 28th Oct 2020 by Ryan

Taylor Swift has officially designated ‘RED’ as her heartbreak record.

The Pop star reflects on her fourth album in a new feature for Rolling Stone and Apple Music for the publications 500 Greatest Albums, where ‘RED’ places at #99 on the list.

Her words below:

“I look back on this as my true breakup album, every other album has flickers of different things. But this was an album that I wrote specifically about pure, absolute, to the core, heartbreak.”

While it may have been a painful time for the singer, Swfties loved the album. Released back in 2012, ‘RED’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 1.21 million copies sold in its first week. It went on to finish as the second best-selling album of the year.

It went on to top the chart’s in the UK, Canada, Australia and elsewhere. In the United States it has been certified 7x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Listen to Swift discuss ‘RED’ below:

We have to say, ‘RED’ certainly was a career-defining moment for her and remains our favorite Taylor Swift album.

But what are…

Your thoughts?

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  1. Bey Unlimited October 28, 2020

    The only single I listened to in dat album is “Everything Has Changed”. It s a mellow and cool single

  2. Queen Latifah October 28, 2020

    I love that album. Lots of bop singles

  3. Amber October 28, 2020

    I love ‘I knew you were trouble’ and ’22’ <3 I just got the Target Exclusive Red 😀

    • Lana October 28, 2020

      All too well is my favourite one of the album definitely! And on the deluxe my fav would be the moment I knew, so intense and emotional…

  4. Keep Portland Weird October 28, 2020

    All of them, but I really like stay stay stay, I knew you were trouble, and we are never ever getting back together! But they are all really fantastic, an amazing! Taylor swift is the best song writer, singer, actress, and person alive!!!! I LOVE Taylor Swift!!!!!!13💜

  5. Dalia October 28, 2020

    Holy Ground, State Of Grace [the acoustic version makes me cry, everytime], Red, I Almost Do [my rotine], THE LUCKY ONE *O*’, Starlight and 22.
    The ones that I listen the most 😀

  6. Taylor Swift RED October 28, 2020

    Treacherous and holy ground and state of grace and the last time!!!!

  7. Taylor Stan October 28, 2020

    i love taylor! like ever!:DD

  8. Camila/Dua lipa stan October 28, 2020

    Wow TGJ deleted my comments earlier

    • Rashad October 28, 2020

      All too Well made me a fan. She’s an ok vocalist but a master songwriter

  9. Camila/Dua lipa stan October 28, 2020

    I like Taylor album”Red”

  10. Ms. Ling Ling💋 October 28, 2020

    Red>1989>Lover>Speak now>Taylor Swift>Fearless>Reputation>Folklore

  11. #WAP October 28, 2020

    Red and 1989 are her masterpieces

  12. MessyBoots October 28, 2020

    I would encourage anyone who’s never listened to Taylor Swift to start w/ Red. It’s when her foundation became pop rather than country but the country elements are still noticeable.

    And if you didnt understand the hype around her listen to All To Well.

    It is some of the best songwriting you will hear from any pop star in the last 25 years.

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