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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. Negative: 20 out of 223
  1. Jun 9, 2017
    10
    its the album of theits the album of the year!.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................thats all! Expand
  2. 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
  3. Aug 24, 2019
    10
    So good. It launched her career. Legendary album. There is nothing more to say than that this album is pure success and one of most awardedSo good. It launched her career. Legendary album. There is nothing more to say than that this album is pure success and one of most awarded and iconic country albums. Expand
  4. Sep 13, 2020
    10
    An amazing work of art coming from such a young artist is a testament to the talent that Taylor Swift had every since she was a child. TimeAn amazing work of art coming from such a young artist is a testament to the talent that Taylor Swift had every since she was a child. Time has proven that while she changes and evolves she remains the same talented and soulful artist from the very beginning of her career. Expand
  5. Apr 6, 2021
    10
    fearless taylor’s version is coming outsold sc*ter taylor te amo you belong with me toda mía
  6. Nov 13, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. She did that! Her angelic high pitch country voice stands out. The emotion I’ve heard. The pen game, her storytelling, and songwriting abilities, I got flabbergasted by those. LOVE STORY AND YOU BELONG WITH ME WILL BE FOREVER NOSTALGIC AND ICONIC. The other tracks is a warm hug 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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