Fearless

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6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 352 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 352

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  1. TobiL
    Oct 28, 2009
    0
    Little girl who wants to pure-pure princessita could be just so mindless and unimpressive, further worsened by her asthmatic vocal ability. And, it's overly fabricated pop, the true emotions from a country-music girl couldn't be heard at all. As well, repetitive, for two consecutive albums. Let's say, it's too dry, like dry hays.
  2. AmyP.
    Jan 13, 2009
    2
    Taylor has some talent as a writer, but her biggest fault is that she can't sing!! It is often painful to hear her sing live and her albums are not much better.
  3. AdamA
    Apr 5, 2009
    3
    Her songs are amazing! Growth in vocals are lacking on this album.
  4. Pamela
    Sep 6, 2009
    0
    Immature, boring album. Taylor is one of the worst singers I've ever heard.
  5. septya
    Dec 1, 2008
    2
    Boring !
  6. ZuzoT
    Sep 19, 2009
    2
    Production: Songs are so polished and sterile, the record is almost unlistenable. It's also loud to the point of distortion - nothing new. Even given the massive production on Fearless, there are countless auto-tune slips. Simply embarrassing. Performance: The singing, guitars, and nearly everything on it is nauseatingly generic. Everything is digitally in time and in tune. Drums Production: Songs are so polished and sterile, the record is almost unlistenable. It's also loud to the point of distortion - nothing new. Even given the massive production on Fearless, there are countless auto-tune slips. Simply embarrassing. Performance: The singing, guitars, and nearly everything on it is nauseatingly generic. Everything is digitally in time and in tune. Drums sound horrible. Songcraft: Poppy, but somehow not catchy. These songs sound like they were created in a laboratory; generic, repackaged pop forms completely devoid of any interesting changes or melodies. The lyrics are uninspired and mostly just sophomoric. Collapse
  7. BobS
    Nov 15, 2008
    2
    An 83 score with nothing above an 80? I smell something.
  8. KaylaK
    Feb 11, 2009
    0
    The worst music I've ever heard. Unless your a teenage girl in middle school stay the hell away from this. Caution: May Cause Vomiting.
  9. jefft
    Nov 14, 2008
    0
    How does this album have an average of 83 when not one score is above 80?
  10. DanaK
    Dec 18, 2008
    0
    Horrendous, she can't sing or write.
  11. Sep 30, 2015
    1
    The worst Grammy-winning album in recent history is Taylor Swift's sophomore record. This is country in its most bland, most generic, most irritatingly shrill. Fearless proves again and again why people resent the idea of country music.

    Do not purchase this album. It is not worth the money AT ALL.
  12. Jul 20, 2016
    2
    This has to be one of the worst albums I've ever heard. Painfully bland and generic, there is literally nothing inventive about Fearless. The lyrics are sappy and all about boys, the melodies are poppy but miraculously not memorable in the slightest, the instrumentation is so bland it's practically unlistenable, and she cycles through the same 3 chord progressions the entire album. It'sThis has to be one of the worst albums I've ever heard. Painfully bland and generic, there is literally nothing inventive about Fearless. The lyrics are sappy and all about boys, the melodies are poppy but miraculously not memorable in the slightest, the instrumentation is so bland it's practically unlistenable, and she cycles through the same 3 chord progressions the entire album. It's like listening to the same awful country song 13 times. How this won a Grammy is beyond me. Avoid at all costs. Expand
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 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.
  2. Though they're written by a teenager, Swift's songs have broad appeal, and therein lies the genius and accessibility of her second effort.
  3. She's 18--wide-eyed, naive, hopeful--and that's how she sounds on Fearless, her superb new album.