Taylor Swift Fans Are Playing Their 'Red' Vinyl Too Slowly: "It Sounds Like a Man"

"The sound is really scary, it's like a Taylor's voice from beyond the grave... is this a disgusting joke about halloween?"
Taylor Swift Fans Are Playing Their 'Red' Vinyl Too Slowly: 'It Sounds Like a Man'
In the world of music manufacturing, the rush to make LPs for the vinyl-spinning masses has at times left records mispressed or in the wrong packaging. For Taylor Swift fans who recently found their vinyl edition of Red (Taylor's Version) to be faulty, it appears any sound issues with the rerecorded album can be fixed by adjusting the speed of their turntable.

This week, Swifties have been spinning a 4xLP, red vinyl version of Red (Taylor's Version) exclusive to Target, and have taken to the retailer's website with concerns of how the elaborate package of wax sounds.

Among the one-star reviews on Target's website are claims that "the pressing is bad it sounds like a man," while another likens the singing to "a Taylor's voice from beyond the grave... is this a disgusting joke about halloween? Not sure."

One user claims to have picked up three different copies of the $49.99 USD set, only to find "they are all slow and have a deep voice." It wasn't long before other fans and buyers alerted the reviews section that all four records are meant to be played at 45 rotations per minute (RPM), a touch faster than the standard 33 1/3 RPM. Most record decks will feature a switch or button to toggle between speeds, while others may require an adjustment to the rubber belt that spins the turntable platter.

In fairness to Swift's fervent fans, neither the album's jacket or the disc labels themselves mention the required 45 RPM speed, so here's hoping this is news you can use.

Despite the confusion, Red (Taylor's Version) is currently on pace to break Swift's own record (currently held by her evermorefor biggest vinyl sales week for any album in Nielsen history — until Adele drops 30, anyway.