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Old 11-19-2013, 09:25 PM
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♫Fearless Appreciation #10: Because this album is still going strong in our minds!




The promising follow-up to her mega hit debut album!



Taylor Swift has defied a lot of conventional wisdom.
In the midst of a recording-industry implosion, she sold 3
million physical copies of her 2006 debut. At a time when
Nashville is dominated by Stetson-wearing male singers in their
30s and 40s, the 18-year-old emerged as country's newest
superstar with a repertoire full of girly songs aimed at teens.
She is a blond, blue-eyed, amazonian starlet who — unlike
nearly every other person who fits that description — writes her
own songs, plays an instrument, answers to no Svengali and
doesn't rely on high-priced studio ninjas and trendy producers.

..Swift is a songwriting savant with an intuitive gift for verse-
chorus-bridge architecture that, in singles like the surging "Fifteen,"
calls to mind Swedish pop gods Dr. Luke and Max Martin. If she
ever tires of stardom, she could retire to Sweden and make a
fine living churning out hits for Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry.

...It's hard not to be won over by the guilelessness of Swift's
high-school-romance narratives ("She wears short skirts, I wear
T-shirts/She's cheer captain, and I'm on the bleachers"), with
their starry-eyed lyrics about princesses and ball gowns and
kissing in the rain.

....And therein lies the peculiar charm of Taylor Swift. Her music
mixes an almost impersonal professionalism — it's so rigorously
crafted it sounds like it has been scientifically engineered in
a hit factory — with confessions that are squirmingly intimate
and true.
~ Rolling Stone(4 of 5 stars)



(^ deluxe cover)

Boys, boys! Won’t you leave Taylor Swift alone?
Can’t you see the poor girl already has too many teardrops on
her guitar? Too late—all over her fantastic second album, the
country phenom gets bedeviled by the boyfolk, making the
thrills and spills of a two-week teen romance sound as torchy as
one of Patsy Cline’s marriages. She is put together to fall apart,
the kind of gal who applies her mascara with great care because
she plans to cry it all off in the parking lot. In “Fearless,” she
wails about getting caught in the rain “in my best dress”—like
she’d wear anything else to go ride around in a storm. This girl
likes to make a scene.

..once again, she wrote or cowrote them all. The music drives
hard enough to keep up with her tingling pheromones—when
she slows down for the drippy piano ballad “You’re Not Sorry,”
she reminds you what a smart job she normally does of keeping
the tempo jumping.

..."15” takes a big-sisterly tone to advise younger girls not to
get hung up on marrying their freshman-year boyfriends, but
that’s as much adult restraint as Swift allows. In “Hey Stephen,”
she coos, “All those other girls, well they’re beautiful/But would
they write a song for you?” Not as good as these songs, that’s
for sure.

~ Blender (4 of 5 stars)

the songs

Fearless
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Fifteen
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Love Story
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Hey Stephen
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White Horse
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You Belong with Me
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Breathe
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Tell Me Why
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You're Not Sorry
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The Way I Loved You
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Forever & Always
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The Best Day
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Change

Bonuses from the Deluxe Edition

Jump Then Fall
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Untouchable
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Forever & Always (Piano Version)
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Come In With The Rain
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Superstar
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The Other Side of the Door


the singles

Love Story (2008)

White Horse (2008)

You Belong With Me (2009)

Fifteen (2009)

the reasons

592,000 in the first week...piece of cake!
We'll love her 'Forever & Always'
Picture to Burn 2.0!
The songs are easy to relate to
...and catchy + addicting
She wrote or co-wrote every.single.song.
WHITE HORSE WHITE HORSE WHITE HORSE!!
November 11th was 'The Best Day'
It's not for "scared little boys"


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Old 11-20-2013, 05:15 PM
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:48 PM
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:29 PM
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thanks for the new thread babe!

Can't believe how long it's been since this album!!! I love/miss the Fearless era sometimes
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:51 AM
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Same Love going back to it though, I do that quite a bit.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:37 AM
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I'm loving it right now. I discovered a few songs off the album for myself just recently
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:20 PM
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I'm loving it right now. I discovered a few songs off the album for myself just recently
which ones?
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Thanks for the new one!
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Same Love going back to it though, I do that quite a bit.
You and me both! I always go back!
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which ones?
Forever & always (the piano version), white horse, change, our song, tell me why... basically the whole second half of the album
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Forever & always (the piano version), white horse, change, our song, tell me why... basically the whole second half of the album
all good choices!
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:52 AM
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I know, right
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:46 PM
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Forever & always (the piano version), white horse, change, our song, tell me why... basically the whole second half of the album
nice choices
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Bought the platinum edition today for 5€, which is the best bargain I've ever made since I started buying Taylor related things. Now I only need the red Speak Now and a deluxe edition of Red in my life. Where does all the money go?
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That's awesome.. Yes I agree. The money disappears.
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