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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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 260
  1. Jul 31, 2019
    10
    I Think it Deserves Better than this!!

    This album is Blood,Sweat and Tears of Taylor Swift for it to write the all of the tracks in this album,l.
  2. Oct 16, 2015
    10
    Speak Now is a masterpiece. It's Taylor's best record to date. Starting with (her probably best) lead single "Mine", Speak Now sets highSpeak Now is a masterpiece. It's Taylor's best record to date. Starting with (her probably best) lead single "Mine", Speak Now sets high expectations. Though the record stays perfect without fillers. Highlights include the top 10 smash "Back to December", the twice grammy award winning single "Mean" or the title track. Yet "Enchanted" might be the peak of Swift in everything: Lyrically, vocally, production wise. "Enchanted" alone would get this album 10/10.
    I suggest you to get this record asap if you haven't yet. It's vocally and lyrically her best one. And she wrote every single song by herself like when will your flop faves?!
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  3. 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
  4. Dec 10, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Self written album snapped so hard omfg ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ Expand
  5. Apr 3, 2021
    10
    talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before,talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before, unafraid to reference or not reference, put it in a blender, **** on it, vomit on it, eat it, give birth to it. Expand
  6. Aug 31, 2019
    10
    such a country princess!!!pretty heart!Miss AMERICANA!!!speak now is **** awesome!!!!!Every single is excellent!
  7. Jul 8, 2022
    0
    Coming from a BIG BIG Taylor fan, this is her worst album by far, the song's topics are basic. The whole album sounded like 14 differentComing from a BIG BIG Taylor fan, this is her worst album by far, the song's topics are basic. The whole album sounded like 14 different versions of the same song. Production is lacking with 0 versatility. Don't understand those high reviews.
    The 0/10 is just to balance out those FAKE 10/10 reviews by "Fan boys" Who can't take it that their artist had a bad project, as I said I would give Evermore, Fearless 10/10 But this one? NOPE.
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