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  • Summary: The singer-songwriter's third album is the first that she wrote entirely on her own and remains true to her country-pop roots that made her one of the biggest selling artists of 2009.
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Sparks Fly
The way you move is like a full on rainstorm And I'm a house of cards You're the kind of reckless That should send me runnin' But I kinda know that I... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Even in their overwork, however, they evince an effort that bears a remarkable resemblance to care‑-that is, to caring in the best, broadest, and most emotional sense.
  2. Oct 29, 2010
    80
    It's provided great fodder as devotees of celebrity gossip speculate on who, exactly, she's singing about, but with Swift's endearing appeal as a singer and ever-growing skill as a songwriter, Speak Now makes for great listening, too.
  3. Dec 10, 2010
    80
    At times the self-consciousness of an artist forcing herself into new modes shows – but mostly, Speak Now is a triumph.
  4. Oct 28, 2010
    70
    With some judicious – let's have it then – tailoring, this is a sparky and affecting record, moving Swift on at a stately and assured pace.
  5. Jan 11, 2011
    70
    While Taylor turns her wrath on a woman who steals her man on "Better Than Revenge," she turns that critical eye on herself in "Back to December," a thorough apology to a former lover she regrets having left behind. Other tunes, such as "Mean" and "Sparks Fly," suffer from generic and sometimes underdeveloped lyrics.
  6. Nov 24, 2010
    70
    She can still sound strained and thin, and often strays into a pitch that drives some people crazy; but she's learned how to make words sound like what they mean.
  7. Nov 4, 2010
    40
    Celebrity aside, Speak Now is as hooky as its predecessors but differs in its often angry, spiteful tone.

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  1. Positive: 95 out of 110
  2. Negative: 12 out of 110
  1. Jun 14, 2011
    10
    Easily her best album. Despite the silly user reviews that clearly haven't listened to the album, the lyrics show real maturity and the songEasily her best album. Despite the silly user reviews that clearly haven't listened to the album, the lyrics show real maturity and the song isn't just about boys. Everything on this album is an improvement over Fearless--the singing, songwriting, and the music, which is more varied and less repetitive than Fearless. Songs like "Dear John" and "Last Kiss" show her strongest songwriting and pack an emotional punch without being cliche or overly sentimental. A real masterpiece. Expand
  2. Oct 27, 2010
    10
    Notice that not one of those zero reviews make mention of one song on the album. I call **** **** This is a great pop record with some of theNotice that not one of those zero reviews make mention of one song on the album. I call **** **** This is a great pop record with some of the catchiest tracks I've heard this year; at the same time, "Dear John" and "Haunted" show talent beyond the basic stage she's at now. Expand
  3. Feb 9, 2016
    10
    One of the finest female albuns ever made. "Enchanted" and "Innocent" are the production highlights, but the whole album, exclusively "Mean",One of the finest female albuns ever made. "Enchanted" and "Innocent" are the production highlights, but the whole album, exclusively "Mean", developed a succesful instrumental experiment. Taylor Swift has shown her poetry once again. Expand
  4. Aug 17, 2018
    10
    Be fearless and speak now!!!!!!!This is a storytelling album which I can relate much.
  5. Jun 27, 2012
    10
    The best album of 2010 for sure, this album is one of the most spectacular pop/country albums that I've ever listened to. It is going to haveThe best album of 2010 for sure, this album is one of the most spectacular pop/country albums that I've ever listened to. It is going to have a legacy on its own and its such a shame this wasn't the album that won Album Of The Year because it is shockingly better than her also amazing album Fearless. People who criticize this album have never even listened to it, the lyrical content alone should be enough because there aren't any other popstars who are making fantastic music these days. this definitely has a place on Rolling Stones 50 Best Female albums of All Time. Expand
  6. Oct 1, 2017
    9
    Speak Now is just a great album. Yes a lot of it could've been improved but Taylor wrote and produced this album all by herself and for anSpeak Now is just a great album. Yes a lot of it could've been improved but Taylor wrote and produced this album all by herself and for an 18-19 year old writing and producing it, it is pretty incredible. All of the songs were different but still were cohesive. If you're looking for a piece of country work that's lyrically strong, Speak Now is the album for you. Expand
  7. Jun 8, 2017
    0
    Un álbum con torpes y malísimas canciones. Una chica que solo se cuelga de su relación sin importarle dañar la imagen de alguien más no lograUn álbum con torpes y malísimas canciones. Una chica que solo se cuelga de su relación sin importarle dañar la imagen de alguien más no logra hacer algo potencial para trascender en el futuro. La chica se debe retirar de la música ya que no canta. Expand

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