Speak Now

Taylor Swift - Speak Now
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Based on 15 reviews
2010 Ratings: #306 / 879
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Based on 658 ratings
2010 Ratings: #109
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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
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).
Taylor's third release came at an important time: the beginning of the decade which she would later dominate. Those days of being at the top of the pop throne were a little while away though, and that's quite apparent on this record. The shift from Fearless to Speak Now was the most obvious sign of improvement yet in Taylor's young career. While she is still mostly stuck on writing songs with the same lyrical formula and topic, there are important changes being made here. Both the quality of ... 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
In terms of overall quality this is her strongest work of her first 3 albums. With only about three exceptions she is finally starting to grow as a song writer and is writing less corny lyrics. There are cheesy lines sprinkled here and there but it’s definitely her most Mature songs so far. She definitely is proving herself to be a songwriting force with songs like Speak Now and The story of Us. She has a knack for writing vivid songs about love and loss and these tracks prove that. The ... read more
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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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