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Red is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on October 22, 2012.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
3. "Treacherous" 8
5. "All Too Well" 7
2. "Red" 4
4. "I Knew You Were Trouble" 4
11. "Holy Ground" 3
8. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" 3
15. "Starlight" 3
13. "The Lucky One" 2
1. "State of Grace" 2
14. "Everything Has Changed" 1
9. "Stay Stay Stay" 1
6. "22" 1
16. "Begin Again" 1
10. "The Last Time" 0
12. "Sad Beautiful Tragic" 0
7. "I Almost Do" 0


johnny crunch, Sunday, 22 September 2013 14:59 (four years ago) Permalink

out of the corner of my eye i thought this said "taylor swift neti pot"

J0rdan S., Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:02 (four years ago) Permalink

i find it hard to evaluate the singles on this album up against the album tracks so

album tracks

1 all too well
2 holy ground
3 begin again
4 state of grace
5 sad beautiful tragic

singles

1 22
2 i knew you were trouble
3 red
4 we are never ever
5 ed sheerhan joint

J0rdan S., Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:28 (four years ago) Permalink

i voted 22

then~
all too well/starlight
we are never
i almost do

johnny crunch, Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:34 (four years ago) Permalink

i want to vote treacherous/i knew you were trouble/all too well as a multifaceted joint peak, easy top 3 anyway

4. red
5. begin again

lex pretend, Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:38 (four years ago) Permalink

haven't listened to this album in a while, but iirc my favorite is "red"

druhilla (k3vin k.), Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:39 (four years ago) Permalink

actually "red" is kind of up there with the top 3

"red" for the melody, "treacherous" for the feelings, "trouble" for the pop rush, "all too well" for the craftsmanship

lex pretend, Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:40 (four years ago) Permalink

or is it "treacherous" for the craftsmanship and "all too well" for the feelings

lex pretend, Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:41 (four years ago) Permalink

i believe they're called "feels."

i voted trouble

Mordy , Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:42 (four years ago) Permalink

i only know the singles and i only like the country radio ones, "Red" narrowly over "Begin Again"

Jean-Claude Brand Ambassador (some dude), Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:57 (four years ago) Permalink

the keyboard on "red" eventually won me over

J0rdan S., Sunday, 22 September 2013 16:09 (four years ago) Permalink

tuff. gonna impulse vote 'the lucky one' since i feel it may be underrepresented.

Waluigi Nono (Merdeyeux), Sunday, 22 September 2013 16:28 (four years ago) Permalink

voted Holy Ground

Holy Ground
Red

Trouble
Begin Again
Starlight
Treacherous

All Too Well
Never Ever
22
State of Grace
The Lucky One

Sad Beautiful Tragic
Stay Stay Stay
The Last Time

Euler, Sunday, 22 September 2013 19:27 (four years ago) Permalink

would vote "Girl at Home" in that second group, with Trouble, Begin Again, etc.

Euler, Sunday, 22 September 2013 19:28 (four years ago) Permalink

otm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiZHhQKKRdc

druhilla (k3vin k.), Sunday, 22 September 2013 19:29 (four years ago) Permalink

not blind to the attraction of that

Euler, Sunday, 22 September 2013 19:30 (four years ago) Permalink

1. all too well
2. 22
3. red

dyl, Sunday, 22 September 2013 21:31 (four years ago) Permalink

all too well is amazing, i don't even mind that part of the teardrops on my guitar melody was recycled for it

dyl, Sunday, 22 September 2013 21:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Love "We Are Never..." but never really got into this album otherwise.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Sunday, 22 September 2013 21:46 (four years ago) Permalink

1. starlight
2. sad beautiful tragic
tie for 3: red/ trouble
tie for 4: all too well / 22

乒乓, Sunday, 22 September 2013 21:50 (four years ago) Permalink

AND I GUESS WE FELL APART IN THE USUAL WAY
AND THE STORY'S GOT DUST ON EVERY PAGE
BUT SOMETIMES I WONDER HOW YOU THINK ABOUT IT NOW
AND I SEE YOUR FACE IN EVERY CROWD

uberweiss, Sunday, 22 September 2013 22:16 (four years ago) Permalink

WE'RE DANCING 'ROUND THE KITCHEN IN THE REFRIGERATOR LIGHT

uberweiss, Sunday, 22 September 2013 22:16 (four years ago) Permalink

I READ YOU SHOULD NEVER LEAVE A FIGHT
UNRESOLVED

uberweiss, Sunday, 22 September 2013 22:17 (four years ago) Permalink

but no the answer is "treacherous"

every song on this is perfect except the 2 duets/"the lucky one" and none of those are actively bad (k maybe the gary lightbody one)

uberweiss, Sunday, 22 September 2013 22:18 (four years ago) Permalink

ikywt/wanegbt/red/starlight just have the most amazing melodies

oh and mother of mercy "begin again" <<<<<<<<<<3

uberweiss, Sunday, 22 September 2013 22:19 (four years ago) Permalink

so many good ones, particularly IKYWT and Red, and 22 - I know it's more gauche than her usual stuff but i have a lot of love for its absolute giddy IDGAF-ness

but the mighty "treacherous" trumps all

possibly my fave t-swift song ever (sophie's choice b/w that and "enchanted")

monotony, Sunday, 22 September 2013 22:29 (four years ago) Permalink

oh "holy ground" is soooo good also

gr8 album basically. obviously.

monotony, Sunday, 22 September 2013 22:30 (four years ago) Permalink

starlight is the one i've played when in doldrums at work this year. and it has never failed to knock my socks off and put me in the right mood again. i adore nearly every song on this but that got my vote

making plans for nyquil (outdoor_miner), Sunday, 22 September 2013 22:37 (four years ago) Permalink

but the mighty "treacherous" trumps all

possibly my fave t-swift song ever (sophie's choice b/w that and "enchanted")

― monotony, Sunday, September 22, 2013 10:29 PM (42 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh "holy ground" is soooo good also

gr8 album basically. obviously.

― monotony, Sunday, September 22, 2013 10:30 PM (42 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Agree with all of this, Monotony you are speaking righteously.

Basically "Treacherous" is my number 1 forever and yes it's a fight to the death with "Enchanted" for the title of finest song in Taylor's discography.

"Holy Ground" is my number 2, then "All Too Well", and then a surprisingly large number of tracks all clustered around an indistinguishable level of greatness ("State of Grace", "Red", "I Knew You Were Trouble", "22", "Begin Again", "I Almost Do", maybe "Starlight").

It seems to me that "Red" has grown in people's estimations since the album came out? A lot of people were down on it at first IIRC.

If I was gonna cast a sympathy vote it would be for "I Almost Do", which seems curiously underrated esp. given it has one of Taylor's most magical, moving, "camera pans out and reveals we're working on a much more expansive and nuanced emotional terrain than previously realised" middle-eights.

Tim F, Sunday, 22 September 2013 23:19 (four years ago) Permalink

1. holy ground
2. wanegbt
3. bonus track demo version of state of grace

feel like most people i know do not agree with me that wanegbt was the best single from this

james brooks, Sunday, 22 September 2013 23:21 (four years ago) Permalink

starlight is the one i've played when in doldrums at work this year. and it has never failed to knock my socks off and put me in the right mood again. i adore nearly every song on this but that got my vote

― making plans for nyquil (outdoor_miner)

^^^ this. I'm glad she never released it as a single. It'll remain a "secret" highlight for fans.

first I think it's time I kick a little verse! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 September 2013 23:37 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty much in sync with Tim. "Holy Ground" would have been my top pick the first few weeks of listening, and "Treacherous" at first just registered as a nice tune with some good lines, but after a while it became the song I wanted to hear again. I think I said this on the Red thread, but "Treacherous" has her best-ever singing imo -- the restrained excitement of the verse/chorus and the explosive desire of the bridge.

"State of Grace" and "I Almost Do" would be my underdog picks. (If Bono's got any sense left, there'll be a U2 cover of "State of Grace" as a bonus track on the new album.)

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Monday, 23 September 2013 01:11 (four years ago) Permalink

http://vine.co/v/hveOe3hLJE3

markers, Monday, 23 September 2013 01:25 (four years ago) Permalink

wow i thought i was the only person who would have "enchanted" in their tswift top 3

druhilla (k3vin k.), Monday, 23 September 2013 01:32 (four years ago) Permalink

it has one of Taylor's most magical, moving, "camera pans out and reveals we're working on a much more expansive and nuanced emotional terrain than previously realised" middle-eights.

It occurs to me that this or similar is a feature of nearly all my favourite Taylor tunes.

Tim F, Monday, 23 September 2013 02:06 (four years ago) Permalink

"State of Grace" is the most overlooked track on this record

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 23 September 2013 02:14 (four years ago) Permalink

Starlight
Holy Ground
Stay Stay Stay

that's all I've kept. The rest I still hear on the radio.

first I think it's time I kick a little verse! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 23 September 2013 02:15 (four years ago) Permalink

wow i thought i was the only person who would have "enchanted" in their tswift top 3

*raises hand*

this is still "holy ground" btw but everyone otm about "treacherous"

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 23 September 2013 03:35 (four years ago) Permalink

On a whole-of-song basis I would be very tempted to go for "Holy Ground". If I was doling out awards it probably should win "Best Song", but then "Treacherous" would scoop the balance of the prize pool: "Most affecting vocals in a Taylor song"; "Greatest second chorus in a Taylor song"; "Most arresting and perceptive lyrics in a Taylor song" etc.

Tim F, Monday, 23 September 2013 04:49 (four years ago) Permalink

The fact that Alfred hasn't retained it marks him out as incorrigibly glib and heartless.

Tim F, Monday, 23 September 2013 04:49 (four years ago) Permalink

all too well

abcfsk, Monday, 23 September 2013 05:34 (four years ago) Permalink

enchanted is definitely top 10 or maybe even top 5, and treacherous is a perfectly serviceable song, but to put the two even in the same circle

man

乒乓, Monday, 23 September 2013 12:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Imagine Swift songs called:

Incorrigle
Incorrigibly Glib
Heartless

first I think it's time I kick a little verse! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 23 September 2013 12:14 (four years ago) Permalink

I Knew You Were Incorrigible When You Logged In

Tim F, Monday, 23 September 2013 13:06 (four years ago) Permalink

This album has so many pleasing little lyrical flourishes, like the shift in "Stay, Stay, Stay" from "I've been loving you for quite some time" to "I'll be loving you for quite some time".

Tim F, Tuesday, 24 September 2013 00:40 (four years ago) Permalink

Voted "Red" here over "Begin Again"

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Tuesday, 24 September 2013 01:35 (four years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 27 September 2013 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

Just noticed how great "All Too Well" is the other day. Wide screen narrative.

MikoMcha, Friday, 27 September 2013 23:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 28 September 2013 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

Ah, OK, I had no idea "All Too Well" was such a favorite!

MikoMcha, Saturday, 28 September 2013 08:33 (four years ago) Permalink

Surprised state of grace didn't get more love

monotony, Saturday, 28 September 2013 10:41 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm glad I put in a vote for "Begin Again", just so it charts. But yeah, there's tons of great tracks on here.

MikoMcha, Saturday, 28 September 2013 11:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Poor "I Almost Do" :'-(

Tim F, Saturday, 28 September 2013 15:20 (four years ago) Permalink

excellent results apart from the bizarre "starlight" overrating and presumably the joke "everything has changed" vote

lex pretend, Saturday, 28 September 2013 18:03 (four years ago) Permalink

"everything has changed" isn't that bad. but then again i may have been brainwashed by all the play it is getting on my local hot ac station. i like it better than "stay stay stay" which sounds like an unpleasant spotify commercial.

dyl, Sunday, 29 September 2013 14:45 (four years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

7. "I Almost Do" 0

yeah this is crazy; and it hits so hard & w/ pinpoint accuracy after a breakup :{

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 12:42 (three years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

listened to this album for the first time in a while tonight...so completely killer. i even like the duets OK, esp. the Sheeran one. i don't hate the Lightbody one, but then i kinda like the one Snow Patrol CD I have (Final Straw).

still, when the Lightbody duet and Sad Beautiful Tragic are the worst songs on a 16-track album, you've put together something pretty special, I'd say.

alpine static, Sunday, 21 June 2015 05:44 (two years ago) Permalink

sad beautiful tragic is seriously magical

nose, Sunday, 21 June 2015 15:10 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

what an album

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:34 (five days ago) Permalink

today i am seriously vibing with "the lucky one"

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:34 (five days ago) Permalink

I had forgotten that "Treacherous" actually won this poll.

Tim F, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 02:12 (five days ago) Permalink

where she fell off

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 02:34 (five days ago) Permalink

Listened to this for the first time in years yesterday and wow it's even better than i remember it. Begin Again is such a heartbreaker

josh az (2011nostalgia), Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:11 (three days ago) Permalink

"where she fell off" = crying laughing emoji

alpine static, Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:22 (three days ago) Permalink


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