Album Reviews [Personal]
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The most country of them all. This was her first album, so naturally, she stayed very true to her original genre. Self-titled album.
Tim McGraw: A slower song, sadder and very country.
Picture To Burn: A faster song, expressing a attitude of indifference toward an ex-boyfriend. (includes a radio version)
Teardrops On My Guitar: A slower song that tells of Taylor experiencing a secret crush who cannot see it. (includes a radio version)
A Place In This World: Medium tempo, talking about Taylor finding her own place in the world. Country.
Cold As You: Slower, about a boy who didn't care anything about Taylor herself.
The Outside: Faster, about fitting in, or lack thereof.
Tied Together With a Smile: Slower, very country, about how girls do not believe they are beautiful, but are.
Stay Beautiful: A medium tempo, country, about a boy named Corey and Taylor's request for him to stay the same (beautiful) and to never change.
Should've Said No: A faster song, starting out with a fun riff and then coming out very country and about a boy who should have said no to another, while he was in a relationship of some kind with Taylor.
Marry's Song (Oh My My): Country, medium tempo, a very cute song expressing the story of two younger children growing up and having a sweet ending.
Our Song: Country, faster, about a boy and Taylor sharing something special, their song, and their own stories to tell. Cute song.
I'm Only Me When I'm With You: Less country than the others, more pop-ish, about how Taylor has one person she can be herself around.
Invisible: A very country, slower song about how a boy cannot see that Taylor loves him, while he is focused on another. The story can relate to Teardrops On My Guitar.
A Perfectly Good Heart: Country, short opening, starts with the repeating chorus and going on to the verse. About Taylor's innocent heart, unbroken, being broken the first time.
Fearless was also very country, but, with You Belong With Me and a few others, Taylor stepped out and added some pop into it. Stays country almost throughout.
Jump Then Fall: As I said, country, a faster song, fun, with the alternative guitar sound playing in the background. It features a story about Taylor knowing she would be good with someone, though he doesn't see it.
Untouchable: Very slow, nearly five minutes, about how what they could have is just untouchable, like the sky. Slow country.
Forever & Always (Piano Version): It is the piano version of the original, and some different vocals are played out here. Personally, I prefer listening to this version, I can relate to sadder songs when they are slower. About how she is not sure if a boy (Joe Jonas) meant when he said he loved her. Slow country.
Come In With The Rain: Slow, very country, a little more sad.
SuperStar: Slower, country. SuperStar is about how she sees a celebrity (singer) and about how she wishes he would notice her. Any fangirl sort of song. (Personal note: THIS IS MY SONG FOR NIALL HORAN. 'NUFF SAID.
The Other Side Of The Door: This song is country, fast, and about how she told a boy to leave and stay away from her, but she meant completely different, for him to come back "throwing pebbles" "screaming 'I'm in love with you'," and more.
Fearless: Country, great opening song. As it is the titled album song, it completely lives up to that name. Faster tempo.
Fifteen: Very country, slow-to-medium song, about being 15, ignorant, innocent, new to high school, and how you learn a lot in those four years.
Love Story: Country, faster, fun. It is the story of Romeo and Juliet, with a twist at the end. Check it out yourself, I don't want to spoil it for you.
Hey Stephen: Country, about how Taylor could be more than the "other girls" chasing after Stephen. He apparently looks like an angel, fun song once you get into it.
White Horse: Slow, country, "mourning" song
You Belong With Me: Fun, fast, pop-ish song. It's about how a boy belongs with Taylor, not another girl. Very fun music video.
Breathe featuring Colbie Caillat: As said, this track features Colbie Caillat. Country, slow, sadder.
Tell Me Why: A song about how a boy "bullies" or puts down Taylor. Country with hints of pop, fast.
You're Not Sorry: Speeds up, but stays slower, less country than the others, a song about breaking up when Taylor realizes he was never, never will be sorry for hurting her. It implies cheating, but is not flat-out said.
The Way I Loved You: Country with pop, fast, about how she still misses an imperfect relationship when she experiences a perfect boy loving her.
Forever & Always: Written for Joe Jonas, after they broke up. Original version is on the standard album. Faster, more pop than any of the others.
The Best Day: Country, about Taylor as a child, complete Mommy's girl.
Change: A song very similar to Long Live, the last track featured on Speak Now. Fast, country.
This is her third studio album, featuring a two-disc bonus with seven/eight extra tracks. depending on the version you bought. This album is where her pop is very much introduced, and contemporary country is featured. A very enjoyable album, with many songs that you could set on replay for more than once. This is also the album in which her writing songs for direct people were introduced.
Mine: Taylor's first single from Speak Now...from what I remember. Pop, featuring country, instead of the other way around. Fast. Tells the story of a perfect couple, moving in, then having their differences, and how they pull through that. Very fun music video.
Sparks Fly: Country-pop, fast, fun. Talks of how she is enchanted by a dangerous guy, but the sparks fly.
Back To December: Her first apology song, written for Taylor Lautner about she didn't respect him as much as she should have, how she regrets breaking his heart, and wishes she could love him instead of taking advantage of what they had. Sad, slow.
Speak Now: Speak now is the album title, and like Fearless did, it does meet up to its standards. Pop. Medium. Speeds up as it goes.
Dear John: Song most likely written for John Mayer, sad, slower, a little more country than the others.
Mean: A song written to address the critiques who point out every little flaw. It was exceptionally directed about Bob Lefsetz. Medium speed, more country than some others.
The Story Of Us: A song about how a relationship can be confusing, hard to keep up with, and miscommunication can happen. Faster, pop.
Never Grow Up: A song about not wanting to grow up. Slow, sadder, guitar solo.
Enchanted: Written to/for/about Adam Young, the soloist from Owl City. He wrote a song back to her, a cover of Enchanted, but she never responded to it. This song is longer, speeds up, with a very catchy chorus. Country-pop.
Better Than Revenge: Not the cleanest song she has come out with, rumored to most likely be about Camilla Belle, involving Joe Jonas. Faster, pop.
Innocent: Written about/for/to Kayne West. She is "forgiving" him and it is actually a soft reaction for his wrongdoings and mistreating her. Slow, sad vibe, pop.
Haunted: Starts out with a surprising, stringed-instruments opening. This goes on for 25 seconds before the first verse begins.
Last Kiss: Slow, very long, with a harp playing in the 27-second opening. Sad and mournful.
Long Live: Most likely written for her band, relates to Change, from FEARLESS album. Faster, pop.
Ours: Cute, fun song. Pop. Medium tempo. Cute music video.
If This Was A Movie: Sad song, medium speed. Story depicted in the song title.
Superman: This is a bit of a sad song, but shown in a faster tempo song.
Back To December (Acoustic): See above, Back To December.
Haunted (Acoustic): See above, Haunted.
Mine (POP Mix): See above, Mine.
Taylor's newest release, RED, has a lot of pop. WANEGT, IKYWT, 22 are almost fully pop, but Taylor still delivers the cute songs like Ours (Stay Stay Stay), and the sad songs (many of them). RED was named for all the feelings that she felt when recording/writing/experiencing these stories.
State of Grace: A different sort of song so far, with a drum tempo and sounding more of its own genre.
Red: Alternative, catchy song that stays in your head. Definitely lives up to the album title name.
Treacherous: Slower tempo, not very country.
I Knew You Were Trouble: Pop. Very Catchy.
All Too Well: Sad song, not too much of a country vibe.
22: Pop, fun, replay-able. Type of song to play at failure slumber parties.Taylor is 22 years old, currently.
I Almost Do: Sad, slow, and about heartbreak. Relatable to some of the other songs.
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together: First single off of RED. Many Swifties complained she had stepped way too far from country, which is what she did with this song. The rest of the album is mixed genres, but the singles Taylor released are very pop. IKYWT and State Of Grace were some. Reassurance came with the release of Begin Again. Fun song, gets stuck in your head.
Stay Stay Stay: Relatable to Ours, a song featured on Speak Now's second disc bonus tracks. Cute, fun song to dance to.
The Last Time featuring Gary Lightbody: Slower, story depicted in title, featuring Gary Lightbody. It is about the "last time" they're going to ask why.
Holy Ground: Is similar to State Of Grace, its own genre, fun, out of Taylor's comfort zone. Excited to see what she does/if she continues with songs like this.
Sad Beautiful Tragic: Sad, slow, resounding song, definitely to replay when in the right mood.
The Lucky One: Surprising genre, taste, feel. Not sure who it directed to. About what fame/fame-chasing can do to you.
Everything Has Changed featuring Ed Sheeran: Country, resounding after you've heard it, has a few lines Ed sings himself.
Starlight: Interesting, surprising, with a fun tune and featuring a story about a boy named "Bobby."
Begin Again: Contemporary country, delivers what we've been expecting. Amazing song, slower. About love being reborn after it thought to be dead.
The Moment I Knew: Sad, medium temp song. About somebody not showing to Taylor's birthday party when they said they would. It has pop featured, with the voice edit, but a song to relate to.
Come Back...Be Here: Another sad, slow song, very very easy to relate to. It talks about missing someone. This song was rumored to be written about Harry Styles, the youngest member of One Direction, but I don't know when the Red Deluxe was released, either before or after the NYC attendance for MSG.
Girl At Home: Pop. Faster. A song implying more than it says. About Taylor telling a guy that he shouldn't fool around with other girls when he has another waiting for him.
State of Grace (Acoustic): Look above, State Of Grace.
Red (Acoustic): Look above, Red.
Treacherous (Acoustic): Look above, Treacherous.
These are other songs, either soundtracks, or singles, etc. There are more than I've listed, but by the time I got down here, I was tired.
Ronan: Not very country, but sad, slow, about a four-year-old boy named Ronan who struggled with cancer before passing away. Taylor followed the blog for Ronan, and she was very moved/torn by Ronan's death.
I'd Lie: Country, faster, about Taylor denying that she loves a boy when she knows she obviously does.
Today Was a Fairytale: Featured on the movie Valentine's Day. Very cute song. Story depicted in the title.
Hunger Games Soundtrack
Safe & Sound: Written by the Civil Wars and performed by both them and Taylor, a very slow, sad song. Not very country at all. Guitar plays.
Eyes Open: A song very much applying to Katniss. It is more alternative, electric guitar. Speeds up after the first chorus.
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