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Taylor Swift: 'Red' a Superb New Chapter

October 24, 2012

It's been a memorable year so far for fans of pop music. There's been Gotye to sing along to, and "Gangnam Style" to dance along to, and "We Are Young" to graduate to, and Carly Rae Jepsen giving out her digits with that flirty, expectant catch in her voice. But 2012 hasn't had its defining album — it's "Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," its Adele "21," its "Joshua Tree."

It does now.

Some of the initial reviews of Taylor Swift's "Red," which was released today, are going to be hesitant. Her audience remains young, excitable, and predominantly female. This has been true for most epochal pop stars throughout time, but the older guys (and they're still mostly guys) who sit in judgment of record albums are strangely suspicious of the enthusiasm of teenage girls. Read More

 



 
 
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