Sunday, October 24, 2010

Album Review: Speak Now

To start with the obvious (/what everybody already knows), Taylor Swift's third album Speak Now is extremely personal. And we are loving every second of it. The young star's status is continuously on the rise as she sweeps up award after award, dates A-list Hollywood men and wins the hearts of the world with her genuine personality, so it's kind of impossible to ignore her, making it all the more interesting to have her pour her heart out to us in such an obvious manor. Not to mention, our favorite track off her sophomore album was "Forever & Always," which just so happened to also be a personal angst against former flame Joe Jonas. Another Joe Jonas song creeps up on this album in "The Story of Us." Along with the same story comes a track we believe is about Jonas' next conquest Camilla Belle that goes "She's not a saint and she's not what you think/She's an actress/Whoa/She's better known for the things that she does on the mattress/Whoa." Throughout the album Swift opens up about major events in her life up to this point, including songs about Taylor Lautner ("Back to December"), a bully ("Mean"), Kanye West ("Innocent") and John Mayer ("Dear John"). All in all, the album is pretty great. We're not quite sure that we feel it tops Fearless, but only time will tell (through both sales and the fact that sometimes songs just have to grow on you).
Most notable tracks: "Dear John," "Better Than Revenge"

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