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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: 18 out of 192
  1. Jun 4, 2016
    10
    When we talk about Grammy for Album of the Year, we talk not just about quality, we also talk about impact on music industry, and FearlessWhen we talk about Grammy for Album of the Year, we talk not just about quality, we also talk about impact on music industry, and Fearless definetly represented the country music on the Grammys. It is far away one of Taylor's best albums. Her true feelings, her concept of true love and break-ups are shown in this album. It is definetly a mark on the whole industry

    HIGHLIGHTS

    -Fearless
    -Fifteen
    -White Horse
    -Breathe
    -You're Not Sorry
    -Forever & Always
    -Change
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  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 23, 2019
    10
    One of the most prolific songwriters of out time. Catchy pop-country hits and ballads prove her superstar status.
  4. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    Songs like love story and you belong with me are the ones I grew up Listening to and proudly sat I stan the right person..
  5. Oct 31, 2020
    10
    Simply amazing! I truly love this utter piece of art. Taylor started so wrong with her debut and this is another sparkling light by thisSimply amazing! I truly love this utter piece of art. Taylor started so wrong with her debut and this is another sparkling light by this talented songwriter Expand
  6. Jun 5, 2020
    9
    I am not a big fan of country music. But this album, is something else. It's very lovely, beautiful, emotional... This album makes me want toI am not a big fan of country music. But this album, is something else. It's very lovely, beautiful, emotional... This album makes me want to go back to my childhood. It brings me nostalgia and freshness. Beautiful voice, beautiful lyrics, beautiful country melody. I have known Taylor since "I Knew You Were Trouble", but I wish that I could have known her earlier than this. 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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