Taylor Swift has just released her forth studio album ‘RED’. It is quite a change from her last three records, showing a huge rise in maturity in the songwriting and also a change in the instrumentation, many of the songs taking on a much more pop route compared to her usual country slanted stuff. One of the album standouts ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ even has a dubstep drop on it. Although it’s not perfect, and a couple of tracks could have been missed out (the Ed Sheeran duet most notably), this is a pretty brilliant country-pop record. She is such a special songwriter and I think one of the true American treasures of the moment. Take a listen before you judge. Here are a couple of my favourite tracks.