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Speak Now, Taylor Swift: CD Review

IN THE December 4 ISSUE

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by Billiann Robertson

No matter what age you are, it is safe to say that you have heard a song written by Taylor Swift. Through the release of her three albums, the world has been part of Taylor Swift’s growing from a timid 16-year-old who wrote about her admiration of Tim McGraw, into a 20-year-old writing songs about battling the challenges most young adults have. Not only is she an honorable artist and a role model to young girls, Taylor Swift is real.

No matter what age a person is, they can find one of her songs that is easy to relate to. For teenage girls, it is a direct reflection of what they go through. Her most recent album, Speak Now, provides an image with each song. Selling around 1,047,000 copies in the first week, fans were obviously anxious to get their hands on it.

Not only has Swift maintained her normal “girly” persona, she has taken her lyrics to the next level. Entering adulthood, she deals with her critics, her past loves, and those who have wronged her. Swift holds nothing back. For those who are familiar with her first two albums, this concept is new for her. It opens up a whole new glimpse into her mind, sure to bring her even more respect as an artist.

The new album has a variety of styles that makes it interesting to listen to the whole way through. Not only this, but her lyrics are so easy to find an interest in. When I bought the album, I listened to the entire thing before I could actually get to sleep. Now every time I listen to it, I catch a clever new lyric that I want to post as my Facebook status.

Every single song I listen to, my mind goes wild with memories that correlate perfectly with what she is singing. It’s as if she is singing the memories out into the open. With familiar upbeat pop-style songs, accompanied with emotional ballads that occasionally give me goose bumps, I am completely hooked.

Speak Now is simply beautiful, perfectly reflecting Taylor Swift herself. I cannot get sick of this album. I think it is the best album released this year.

Billian Robertson is 15 years old, personal assistant to our publisher and a contributor to our Teen Talk section who has a real appreciation for the area, with expectations of settling here after college.

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1 Tara December 10, 2010 at 11:26am

Great review! I love Taylor Swift! I’ve only heard a couple songs off her current album, but your review makes me want to run out and get the whole thing!

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