Taylor Swift's fourth studio album, "Red," has already jumped to No. 1 on iTunes since its release at midnight today. Swift gave fans a preview of the album with a four-week countdown on "Good Morning America," leaking one new track each week. Swift's first single off the album, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," debuted this summer and became her first No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart.
The 16-track album explores Swift's familiar emotional themes of love and heartache, but the 22-year-old pop star also experiments new musical themes, including dubstep track, "Trouble," and collaborations with Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody in "The Last Time" and Ed Sheeran in "Everything Has Changed."
Read Globe critic James Reed's review of Swift's new album at www.bostonglobe.com.
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James Reed is a staff music critic for the Boston Globe.
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