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.

Top Track

Love Story
We were both young when I first saw you I close my eyes And the flashback starts I'm standing there On a balcony in summer air See the lights See... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  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: 55 out of 75
  2. Negative: 13 out of 75
  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
    El toque country de esta chica es su simbolo, es más, se hizo famosa precisamente porque una chica tan joven dedicaba su música a este géneroEl toque country de esta chica es su simbolo, es más, se hizo famosa precisamente porque una chica tan joven dedicaba su música a este género que lleva olvidado bastante tiempo, y con ella, no solo mucha gente joven lo esta descubriendo, sino que ha conseguido desempolvarlo y esto también es una ventaja para ella, porque claro, tiene el apoyo de muchos artistas countries. Expand
  3. jennas.
    Nov 21, 2008
    10
    This album is unbelievably amazing. i could listen to every song over and over again. not one that i can't stand. taylor swift is awesome.
  4. Jun 16, 2017
    10
    Te amei antes de te conhecer, Eu chorei enquanto gravava isto, Eu chorei enquanto gravava isto, Tudo que eu queria era a verdade, O amor éTe amei antes de te conhecer, Eu chorei enquanto gravava isto, Eu chorei enquanto gravava isto, Tudo que eu queria era a verdade, O amor é cego, então você não podia me ver.. Expand
  5. deel
    Nov 11, 2008
    9
    Great follow up album, well worth the money if you enjoyed her previous album.
  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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