A little late (more than two weeks) but here’s a recap of my 2012 favorite things
… Every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.
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She’s “become a completely different person since finals started.”
If you mean she’s gotten sassier, then yes. And I love it.
When I was thinking of an emoticon that had a cute smile and was waving ‘hi’, she came up with this.
Definitely, no longer country.
Been having this album on repeat for days now and I have finally collected my thoughts to review each song.
The album as a whole shows a new Taylor Swift, in regards to sound; new, fresh, no more country. Lyrics, however, are the same as always, where she’s either reminiscing a past love, celebrating a new one, or bad-mouthing someone while declaring her independence. Still, the music is catchy and tells stories that girls of different ages can relate to, either to their present or past.
1. State of Grace - sounds like something that could have been in (500) Days of Summer. Has a sort of combination sound of Fader and Sweet Disposition both by Temper Traps.
2. Red - Taylor Swift uses the colors of wind to describe a guy. Alex Goot made a cover of it, though. So check it out.
3. Treacherous - ‘cute’ describes the song, despite the fact that it’s about getting closer to someone and knowing it’s dangerous and risky, yet liking the feeling. Makes me think of two 16 year olds starting to fall for one another and the whole time, they’re at the point of kissing for the first time - breathing on each other, lips yet to touch.
4. I Knew You Trouble. - this is the new Taylor Swift. Ever fallen for the guy knowing full well he wasn’t good, and then hating him AND yourself after getting emotionally hurt? Perfect song match for you. The song starts with fairy-tale lyrics (typical Tay-Tay) but, then has a sort of dub-step/Ellie Goulding sound, if you will.
5. All Too Well - controversy surrounds this song. It carries the same exact line as the one in Matt Nathanson’s song called I Saw.
And I’ll forget about you long enough/To forget why I need to (2003.)
Aside from that, it’s an emotional, nostalgic song. Starts off slow, then picks up for the chorus with heavier sentiment - think You’re Not Sorry and White Horse.
6. 22 - the Swift version of Drake’s The Motto. For those of you who love Taylor Swift, this is your YOLO anthem. Has an Avril Lavigne mixed sound of Girlfriend and What the Hell.
7. I Almost Do - the one I feel most indifferent about. It’s Swifty whining about wishing she could still be with that one guy - who know’s which - but, it’s a slow-paced song. And coming after the upbeat 22 is nothing to remember. Let’s not worry about this one.
8. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - the first single off the album. I think we’ve ALL heard it by now.
9. Stay Stay Stay - probably in my Top Three songs from the album. I think of this song and all I imagine is a fun, quirky sing-along track on a ukulele.
10. The Last Time - probably the BEST song from the album. Features Gary Lightbody, lead singer of Snow Patrol. A break-up/last chance conversation sang as a ballad between the two. Instant amazing-ness.
‘This is the last time I’m asking you this/Put my name at the top of the list/This is the last time I’m asking you why/You break my heart in the blink of an eye’ —- heart-breaking and breath-taking.
11. Holy Ground - I have no idea what the background is singing in the bridge, but I like it.
12. Sad Beautiful Tragic - with an angelic, enticing melody, this song is just as heart-breaking as The Last Time, but with a much simpler tune to it that makes it an easy-listening.
13. The Lucky One - contains the same concept of Lucky by Britney Spears. Sounds very similar to the holiday song Last Christmas.
14. Everything Has Changed - the second best song. Features Ed Sheeren, the British cutie. Just look at him! ‘Nuff said.
15. Starlight - one of the good songs off the album. Catchy chorus that keeps playing in your head and makes you want to move, but the kind of silly dance, y’know?
16. Begin Again - the second single off the album. Carries a soft-spoken sound with an innocent, grateful tone about being able to get the feeling of “falling for someone” again.
As much as I can’t stop listening to the album - with the exception of a couple songs - it reminded me of a lot of other songs. And, again, there are a couple songs I can’t get into (if I don’t make an effort to learn the lyrics, then the song isn’t spectacular.) But the fact that there are 16 tracks (!!!) is impressive.
4 for you, Taylor! You go, Taylor.
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