Speak Now

Taylor Swift - Speak Now
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Based on 14 reviews
2010 Ratings: #276 / 866
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Based on 468 ratings
2010 Ratings: #134
October 26, 2010 / Release Date
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Big Machine / Label
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Currently listening to all of Taylor's discography before Lover comes out because, Lover is going to be bad and I want to hear some Taylor Swift albums that are actually good. The only complaint I have of this album and her older ones is theirs not enough spelling, compared to her new music.

Favourite songs: Mine, Back to December, Dear John, Enchanted, Last Kiss
Least favourite song: Mean

Also, I added @Kanye and @PNGLIFT to my shoutout list for people who like my reviews but, no ones ... read more
An hour, Taylor?! Are you serious? No one wants to be listening to Taylor Swift for THAT long! Okay, this album isn't bad, but it isn't good either. There's some fun moments, but for the most part it's just boring.

This album actually starts off pretty strong. The first three tracks in particular are actually pretty good tracks. Nothing amazing, and none of them are as good as her stuff on 1989 - hell, nothing on this record is! - but they're fun songs. But it becomes clear fast that this is ... read more
This record has Swift's most notable ballads and strokes of brilliance in emotionality and imagery. While her signature hand for quotable pop tunes would not develop until "Red," this album represents a crucial transition period. The more I return to this record, the more I realize how well Swift's early-mid career pop-country dynamic has benefited her current, unique position in contemporary pop.

Rating: Great to Outstanding (80).
This album is over a hour long and it isn’t the deluxe version. Jesus, why is this album so long? One of the tracks is almost 7 minutes long! And it’s the one of the more solid tracks of the record!

Best Tracks: Dear John, The story of Us

Worst Track: Enchanted
You know the good part about Scooter Braun being trash? It means we won't have those "Big Machine Radio Release Special" duplicate albums on streaming platforms anymore!
Who is the white boy in the "Mine" music video, by the way? He looks like a blonde british Ian Hecox.


I admit I'll end up being more harsh with country albums than with pop albums here, since, honestly, I have no business with these songs that sound all the same. Cheerful teen girl getting ... read more
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#51/Billboard (2010s)

Track List

  1. Mine 
  2. Sparks Fly 
  3. Back to December 
  4. Speak Now 
  5. Dear John
  6. Mean 
  7. The Story of Us
  8. Never Grow Up
  9. Enchanted
  10. Better Than Revenge
  11. Innocent 
  12. Haunted
  13. Last Kiss
  14. Long Live
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