Fearless - Taylor Swift
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  • Summary: Taylor Swift's follow-up to her triple-platinum debut album was produced with Nathan Chapman and features a duet with Colbie Calliat.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. I'm moved nevertheless by what can pass for a concept album about the romantic life of an uncommonly-to-impossibly strong and gifted teenage girl, starting on the first day of high school and gradually shedding naiveté without approaching misery or neurosis.
  2. She writes everything, and has a feel for timeless songwriting that means she can cover Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' live, and it works.
  3. Swift may not possess the vocal power to fully sell her more lyrically generic material (Underwood's great gift), but for the most part, this remarkably self-aware adolescent's words don't falter, masterfully avoiding the typical diarist's pitfalls of trite banality and pseudo-profound bullshit.
  4. Though they're written by a teenager, Swift's songs have broad appeal, and therein lies the genius and accessibility of her second effort.
  5. Swift's gentle touch is as enduring as her songcraft, and this musical maturity may not quite jibe with her age but it does help make Fearless one of the best mainstream pop albums of 2008.
  6. Her supple, lightly twangy vocals fit the album's lilting melodies (most of the slick, radio-friendly instrumentation here is purely functional), and her sentiments, though sometimes naive, are refreshingly age-appropriate.
  7. Her giggly peers will find she speaks their language, while grown-ups will prefer her to keep quiet. [Apr 2009, p.110]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 56
  2. Negative: 11 out of 56
  1. TyM
    Mar 24, 2009
    10
    I love Taylor Swifts album Fearless. It's so calming and it's easy to relate to. It may not be for everyone but if your having a I love Taylor Swifts album Fearless. It's so calming and it's easy to relate to. It may not be for everyone but if your having a bad day and need something to cheer you up listen to Fearless. Expand
  2. amandaW
    Mar 9, 2009
    10
    She is an amazing writer and singer. For her to be able to write her feelings and say them outloud takes a lot of courage. I have both her She is an amazing writer and singer. For her to be able to write her feelings and say them outloud takes a lot of courage. I have both her albums and found all the secret messages in all her songs. A lot of people, including me, can relate to her music and im only 18 years old. She is awesome and thats it. Expand
  3. Feb 16, 2013
    10
    Featuring the best album POP 2008, Taylor makes a nice set of lyrics, arrangements, voice, and beautiful golden curls. This album makes youFeaturing the best album POP 2008, Taylor makes a nice set of lyrics, arrangements, voice, and beautiful golden curls. This album makes you feel like a real fairytale. Expand
  4. marvins
    Nov 25, 2009
    9
    Not bad..considering she wrote or co wrote all songs in this album feel sorry for the haters.
  5. KayceJ
    Dec 12, 2008
    8
    Lots of repetative lovey dovey lyrics, most of the songs are about the same thing, but she's cute and I like her, and a few of the songs Lots of repetative lovey dovey lyrics, most of the songs are about the same thing, but she's cute and I like her, and a few of the songs just blew me away. Expand
  6. Dave
    Nov 4, 2009
    5
    Taylor Swift can sing, but unless you're a teenage girl you probably will not rate the album higher than a 5 since the songs won't Taylor Swift can sing, but unless you're a teenage girl you probably will not rate the album higher than a 5 since the songs won't relate to you. Expand
  7. jefft
    Nov 14, 2008
    0
    How does this album have an average of 83 when not one score is above 80?

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