Fearless

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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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Love Story
We were both young when I first saw you I close my eyes & the flashback starts I'm standing there on a balcony in summer air See the lights, see the... See the rest of the song lyrics
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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. Q Magazine
    40
    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: 57 out of 77
  2. Negative: 13 out of 77
  1. 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
  2. Jun 16, 2017
    10
    Fearless uno de los álbumes con mayor impacto en la música de la década pasada. Música country muy popera, con pocos arreglos, con una vozFearless uno de los álbumes con mayor impacto en la música de la década pasada. Música country muy popera, con pocos arreglos, con una voz preciosa y unas letras que por momentos son melosas y edulcoradas. Aún así, su música sencilla, sin pretensiones, no me produjo la misma sensación que la música de los Jonas. Esta chica no parece prefabricada, no parece hecha a medida de gustarle a un determinado público, porque objetivamente, el country no es lo que más vende entre los adolescentes estadounidense, pero aún así, ella armada con su guitarra, su aspecto de niña buena y su voz dulce está siendo todo un éxito entre los chicos y chicas de su edad. Expand
  3. philj
    Dec 1, 2008
    10
    Best Album of the Year! I love every single song! Taylor is a great artist and so young too!
  4. RobynS
    Jan 1, 2009
    10
    I never get tired of listening to Taylor's music. She is so inspiring and her songs are very relatable. It is as though you have someone I never get tired of listening to Taylor's music. She is so inspiring and her songs are very relatable. It is as though you have someone to help you through heartbreak by recalling their experiences in a strong confident way. Expand
  5. Heather
    Nov 25, 2008
    9
    I love her and she's so mature for her age...songs are beautiful and she has a great voice!
  6. Feb 24, 2014
    7
    An okay album. The songs are more diverse than her previous album. I liked how catchy the songs are and how they are written with indelibleAn okay album. The songs are more diverse than her previous album. I liked how catchy the songs are and how they are written with indelible melody, but what really bothers me in this album is the mediocre production and Taylor Swift's poor singing. The production's flaws are clearly heard in the songs "Forever & Always" and "Change". 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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