What we said:
Boasting a gazillion record sales back home, Taylor Swift
is now officially one of the biggest breakout stars of America’s buoyant country-rock scene. And while we’re hardly immune to her charms either, the 22 year old now seems intent on making an even bigger splash on our shores, with the decidedly pop-focused follow-up to Speak Now
. The omens are good: she’s already scored a top ten hit with ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’, and Red
features another collaboration with Max ‘...Baby One More Time
’ Martin in the shape of next single ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’. Add to that guest appearances from Ed Sheeran
and Snow Patrol
’s Gary Lightbody, and suddenly Swift looks unstoppable.