Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Taylor Swift - Fearless

Fearless was released in November of last year and is Taylor Swift’s second album, which followed after the success of her self-titled album in 2006.

Fearless had debuted No. 1 on several Billboard charts, including Billboard 200, Top Country Albums, Top Digital Albums, and Top Internet Albums. The album has even been successful in Australia and Canada.

So far, the album has been certified three times platinum and, since its release, it is the first album since Santana’s 1999 album, Supernatural, to remain at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for ten non-consecutive weeks.

That is a pretty big accomplishment for the singer/songwriter, who is only 19-years- old.

All the songs on Fearless were written by the songstress. Most of the songs on this album are ballads that are about teenage love.

Though Fearless is considered a country album, it does have elements of pop music in it.

Some of the tracks, like “Tell Me Why,” “You’re Not Sorry,” and “Forever & Always,” are about relationships that have gone bad. In fact, the song “Forever & Always” is about Swift’s brief relationship with Joe Jonas from the Jonas Brothers, and was at the last minute added to the album.

The best songs on Fearless is her second single on the album, “Love Story”; her third single, “White Horse”; “You Belong with Me”; “The Way I Loved You”; and “Hey Stephen.”

Fearless is mainly for young teenage girls, but some older fans of Swift will like this album as well.

Most listeners, whether they are young or old, will enjoy the song “Fifteen.” The song’s lyrics sound like they were taken from a young girl’s diary. At that age, some experienced feelings that were up and down, being socially awkward or misunderstood, because of not fitting in with the popular groups in school, and experiencing breakups in relationships. But the positive side was developing close friendships, meeting your first crush, sharing your first kiss, and learning from your mistakes; all of which this album is about.

Though Swift is a country star and is now crossing over as a successful, mainstream pop artist, she still sticks to her roots in this album, not forgetting were she came from, as a young girl who grew up on a farm in a rural town.

With two successful albums under her belt, expect even greater success from this young star.

Reviewer's Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Reviewer: Bridget Campos

Originally posted on March 1, 2009

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