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Old 11-05-2016, 05:59 PM
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Taylor Swift [The Album] Appreciation #8: Because it's been 10 years since this album came into our lives




The self-titled, multi-platinum debut that proved she's more than just a pretty face.



Her debut, Taylor Swift, released by the upstart indie
label Big Machine, has sold more than 2.5 million copies,
thanks to an unmistakably Generation Y sound that mixes the
admissions and complaints of emo—and even a little hip-hop
swagger—with plucked banjos and sawing fiddles. She plays
country, the last genre that actually sells records...

..she’s not only proven her songwriting skills, she’s also honed a crack
live show while opening for stars twice her age, including Tim McGraw
and Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley.

~ Blender


(^ deluxe cover)

All of 16 when she recorded this debut album, country-pop
singer Taylor Swift's considerably strong voice straddles that precarious
edge that both suggests experience far beyond her years and simultaneously
leaves no doubt that she's still got a lot of life to live. It's a fresh, still
girlish voice, full of hope and naïveté, but it's also a confident and mature
one. That Swift is a talent to be reckoned with is never in doubt: her delivery on
tracks like the uptempo "The Outside," the spare acoustic ballad "Mary's Song
(Oh My My My)," and especially the leadoff track, "Tim McGraw," which was the
first single from the album, is that of a seasoned pro, despite Swift's newcomer
status. "Tim McGraw" may also be the album's highlight — not a teenager's
tribute to the country superstar, it instead uses McGraw as a marker in a lover's
time line: "When you think Tim McGraw, I hope you think my favorite song."

...Swift wrote or co-wrote every song on the record, a fairly remarkable feat
considering the sophisticated manner in which she treats matters near and dear
to the heart of one her age ("Now that I'm sitting here thinking it through, I've
never been anywhere cold as you").

..She's come up with a commendable starter album that's as accomplished as
any by a ten-year veteran who's seen a lot more road and felt a lot more
emotion. Swift's young age may be a major point of interest in bringing listeners
in, but by the end of the record she's succeeded in keeping them.

~ All Music Guide(3.5 of 5 stars)




Tim McGraw
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Picture to Burn
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Teardrops on My Guitar
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A Place in This World
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Cold as You
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The Outside
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Tied Together with a Smile
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Stay Beautiful
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Should've Said No
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Mary's Song (Oh My My My)
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Our Song

Bonuses from the Deluxe version:

I'm Only Me When I'm with You
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Invisible
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A Perfectly Good Heart



Tim McGraw (2006)

Teardrops on My Guitar (2007)

Our Song (2007)

Picture to Burn (2008)

Should've Said No (2008)

  • 1st album and 3+ million copies sold
  • "Well, you can write songs about me anytime, Taylor" ~ Tim McGraw
  • It's how we like our songs
  • She and her music will always "Stay Beautiful"
  • as soon as I downloaded her album, I knew we had to have her.
    I was floored by the songwriting." ~ Brad Paisley
  • The songs are relatable
  • ...and catchy + addicting
  • The album earned her a Grammy nomination!!
  • she wrote/co-wrote every.single.song.



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Old 12-04-2016, 05:01 PM
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Love this album
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listening to tim mcgraw right now, love it so much
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It's a great song.
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back to where it all began.
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such a great beginning, was listening to this during my holiday
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This one had a lot of great songs on it too
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which song was your favourite?
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i think mine is picture to burn.
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that song is pretty good, so angry
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her angry songs are the best
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