- Summary: Taylor Swift continues re-recordings of her albums with 2010's Speak Now that includes six tracks written for the album but not included previously and features guest appearances from Fall Out Boy and Hayley Williams.
- Record Label: Republic
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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Jul 11, 2023The duet with Williams, “Castles Crumbling,” is particularly pungent, as a lament that just about could have been an outtake from the more recent “Folklore” or “Evermore” instead of an album that came out a full decade before those. As for the FOB-aided track, it’s the farthest thing from a Swift classic. But — having been written, like the rest of these tracks, when the artist was 18 or 19 — the number does hark back to an era when girls (and Fall Out Boys) could just wanna have fun.
Jul 10, 2023They [vault songs] offer something completely new, which is what many people expect from an album release, but they aren’t the most interesting thing about Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), in my opinion. .... That matured, time-honed voice coming out of Swift in her latest re-recording is a mirror image of a fan base who has weathered the storm and come out the other end with her.
Jul 7, 2023It ["I Can See You"] and "When Emma Falls In Love," a glittery ballad about an alluring older-sister figure, are perhaps the best summations of the Taylor's Version project, bridging the years between Swift's youth and her present with the sort of tenderness that comes from paging through dog-eared scrapbooks and dusty photo albums.
Jul 7, 2023Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) dilutes some of the original’s acid. One issue with Swift revisiting her older work is that her voice has changed with age. Now 33, she’s a much richer and more skilled singer than she was then, but their piercing, youthful twang was what made these songs kick harder in all their dressing-downs and rabid desires, emphasising the sense of a girl wading into adult waters.
Jul 7, 2023At first I didn't like Speak Now very much, but after giving it a second chance and listening to this re-record, it has become one of myAt first I didn't like Speak Now very much, but after giving it a second chance and listening to this re-record, it has become one of my favorite Taylor albums, it's just amazing.… Expand
Jul 7, 2023'Speak Now' was already one of her best albums, but with this re-recording, she OUTDID HERSELF! I'm so happy with the result of this'Speak Now' was already one of her best albums, but with this re-recording, she OUTDID HERSELF! I'm so happy with the result of this re-recording. My favourite vault tracks are 'Foolish One' and 'Timeless'.… Expand
Jul 7, 2023The amount of talent and emotion put into this album by a 18-20 years old girl is so astonishing and incredible still to this day!
And thisThe amount of talent and emotion put into this album by a 18-20 years old girl is so astonishing and incredible still to this day!
And this new version just sounds amazing, beautiful and full.
Jul 11, 2023My favourite one of her albums. Such beautiful songs and vault tracks. Love it so much because as she re-recorded it, her voice is more matureMy favourite one of her albums. Such beautiful songs and vault tracks. Love it so much because as she re-recorded it, her voice is more mature in this is what the album needs and is so fitting. The vault tracks are so good and best lyrics. They really fit the album well. 10/10 for sure, Taylor NEVER disappoints xx… Expand
Jul 7, 2023This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. So bad can she retire please she has gotten worse and worse at singing. Hope to never listen to one of her songs again… Expand
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