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Red music video review

Posted on July 4, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

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Review score: ***

Although I love the song the music video is a big disappointment. I figured after the commercial for Target that Taylor would be more creative but apparently not. Similar to that of "Sparks Fly" this video follows the same concept. So three out of five stars.


Everything Has Changed Music Video review

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

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Not really impressed. One out of five stars.

Highway Don't Care Music Video review

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

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Rating: *****

 

The music video is awesome! I love how it plays as a mini-movie. Five stars!

22 music video review

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

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Review score: *****

Very cute music video.

The video starts with Taylor in a "Not a lot going on at the moment" t-shirt and heart shaped sunglasses and then she sings while eating a cake at a party. There are also scenes of her sunbathing, on the beach surrounded by friends, holding a heart shaped decor, jumping on a trampoline, eating ice cream in the back of a truck, her going to a party in a cat costume, riding on the back of a bike, dancing with a guy and finally jumping into a pool backwards.

All in all a cute video that really fits the theme of the song. 5 stars!

RED Karaoke review

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Review score: *****

Any Swifty who enjoys singing Taylor's songs this CD+G/DVD combo is for you. The CD+G can be used in any machine (DVD Player, DVD/CD-ROM, etc.) but to get the CD+Graphics you must use a Karaoke machine, otherwise they just play the songs with no lyrics. The DVD is the CD+Graphic in a different format. The cool thing about the DVD player is that you not only get the lyrics on the screen you also get Karaoke music videos of "I Knew You Were Trouble. (Short Version)", "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "Begin Again". The rest are just lyrics on the screen with various RED photos. The weird thing on this CD+G/DVD combo is Taylor's lead vocals are clearly heard at the beginning of the first line or so of "Starlight", very confusing for a CD+G/DVD that says it does not include Taylor's lead vocals... 5 stars!

Taylor Swift RED songbook

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Rating: *****

I got this yesterday at Target and for those who like to perform or just like to collect anything Taylor related this is the songbooklet for you. Consist of sheet music for all 16 tracks from RED and also includes Guitar fingerings, lyrics and piano musical notes. The lyrics are made to piano musical notes so you can tell where they are and make sure you hit the octave range. The back of the booklet is the cover to the Target exclusive RED deluxe edition which is pretty cool. Interior also includes an index for you to find the songs you want fast. Again this is a great product for performers and Swifties who want to collect anything Taylor related. 5 stars.

I Knew You Were Trouble. Music Video review

Posted on December 15, 2012 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

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Review Score: ****

 

The video is a bit "edgy" with a good girl gone bad for a boyfriend who is a bad boy. The character Swift plays shows a lot of teenage girls who will do whatever for love whether it be sex, drugs, alcohol, etc., not that Swift is portraying any of this in the video but a  lot of the feel and the look of the video suggest that is what is going on between the two characters.

 

The video begins with Swift's character being found in the middle of a deserted desert full of garbage scattered everywhere and a very unnecessary long prologue to set up the song's subject with scenes showing the meeting of the two. The video then goes into flashbacks of the girl's relationship with her ex-bad-boy-boyfriend (portrayed by Reeve Carney), from the two lovebirds in a coffee shop, to a bar-fight between the then-boyfriend and another customer to the two on a balcony and at a party. The video then ends with Swift dropping a necklace she had received earlier in the video from her ex where Swift does an epilogue.

 

All in all the video is great a great topic and "mini-movie" video, as Swift described in an interview with MTV, portraying to days "bad boys" and the issues that are faced with them but the long prologue tends to drag the video down quite a bit. I also disliked the guy shoving Swift in the video, and although I know it was an act I had a strong urge to slug the guy for shoving her. I also do not approve of the disgusting tattoo on the male lead's upper left arm of a woman in a very undignified position with certain body parts exposed and I find that to be a bit controversial to have in the video and I hope that it will be censored as it is not appropriate for Swift's younger fan base that ranges between 10-17 years of age, boy or girl. With these three minor issues I give the video 4 out of 5.

Begin Again video review

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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Review: ****

Okay I got admit the video is flawless even if I don't particularly care for the song.  It is cool to see Taylor in Paris and the outfits are beautiful as well as the scene settings. Four out of five stars.

Red album review (Target exclusive)

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Rating: ***1/2

I am going to start out this review by placing each song in their specific genres then I am going to review the album then give you the stand out songs on the album.

Indie pop: State of Grace, Treacherous, All Too Well, The Last Time, Sad Beautiful Tragic, The Lucky One, Everything Has Changed, Come Back...Be Here
Country: I Almost Do, Stay Stay Stay, Holy Ground, Begin Again, The Moment I Knew, Girl At Home, Treacherous (Original Demo Recording), Red (Original Demo Recording), State of Grace (Acoustic Version)
Pop: Red, I Knew You Were Trouble., 22, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Starlight

The album is a bit disappointing with some of the songs as it was definitely not what I was expecting, when Taylor described the reason she chose the title of the album because of all the colors and emotions in the album I was expecting a hardcore country/pop album but I now understand why she chose to use "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" as the lead single for the album as the lyrics are a hint as to what a majority of the album will consist of as she says  in the song, "With some indie record that's much cooler than mine". Definitely this is her first step into the indie pop world. I hope this album will do her well. Red's original demo recording was a bit of a shock as it made the song sound a lot more country then the final recording. That was a shock. 3 1/2 out of five stars.

Stand out songs: Red, I Knew You Were Trouble., All Too Well, 22, I Almost Do, We Are Never Getting Back Together, Stay Stay Stay, Starlight, The Moment I Knew, Come Back... Be Here, Girl At Home, Treacherous (Original Demo Recording), Red (Original Demo Recording)

State of Grace song review

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Rating: *

I really do not know what to say about this song. I have never heard Taylor do anything like it before so it will take some getting use to.

The first thought that came to my head was The Cranberries, an Irish pop/rock band from the 90's, as it has a bit of their early sounds to their music like "Dreams" or "Linger" but the more I think about it I cannot think of what type of music I have heard that is similiar to this but it does sound a bit indie pop

I personally do not like the song, it just doesn't feel like a Taylor song. I'm sorry. 1 out of 5 stars.


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