Hello Guardians! Are you guys ready for another album review?
Fearless is Taylor Swift’s sophmore album. It was released in 2008, though Taylor released a re-recording last Friday! This new version of the album is complete with six bonus songs, and those were completely new to me! I’m going to be reviewing the whole album, though obviously I have a lot of nostalgia associated with the first 20 songs on this list. The vault songs however, I’ll basically be reacting to!
Time for my ranking of TS albums…
- Speak Now
- Taylor Swift
A few albums have jumped around! But overall, I still have similar feelings towards the albums.
Let’s talk about the individual songs! I’m going in the order I’m familiar with – the platinum edition version.
1. Jump Then Fall
“I like the way you sound in the morning,”
I have heard this song…a lot. Mostly because it’s the first track on the CD, so every time I put the CD in, I heard it. It’s a nice song…this is totally going to be a hard album to review though because of my nostalgia. I do think that Taylor has grown a lot in her songwriting since 2008 though…
How about 4/5 stars?
“Untouchable, like a distant diamond sky,”
I honestly was shocked when I found out this song was a cover. The original is okay, but it’s no surprise that this version is more my style. I think Taylor did a good job making it her own, but it’s not really one of my favorites.
3. Forever and Always (Piano Version)
“It rains when you’re here and it rains when you’re gone,”
I think I prefer the piano version of this song? Though I’m going to rate them the same. It’s a pretty emotional song this way, and I like it. 4/5 stars.
4. Come in With the Rain
“I’m too tired at night for all these games.”
This is a nice song. I don’t really have any particularly strong feelings about this one. 3/5 stars.
“You smile that beautiful smile,”
This song’s kinda sweet. I don’t know, it just seems really innocent and calming. 3/5.
6. The Other Side of the Door
“I said leave but all I really want is you,”
This one’s very country, and that isn’t really the genre of music I listen to anymore. I still like this one though. How about 3.5/5?
“I don’t know why, but with you I’d dance in a storm in my best dress-fearless.”
I would say that this is probably one of my favorite off the album. Probably because the chorus is so catchy. 5/5.
“We’ll be out of here soon as we can,”
To be honest, I don’t care much for this song. I don’t know, when I was younger I pictured that it would mean more to me when I was older, but now that I’m older than fifteen, I realize that this isn’t a relatable song for me at all. I don’t hate it though. 3/5.
9. Love Story
“We were both young when I first saw you,”
This song is so iconic! I still hear it played on the radio all the time, and I mean, this was definitely Taylor’s most popular song for a good while. 5/5 stars.
10. Hey Stephen
“Come feel this magic I’ve been feeling since I met you”
Again, I just don’t have particularly strong feelings about this one. It’s nice though. 3/5.
11. White Horse
“I’m not a princess, this ain’t a fairytale,”
This is a very lovely song. I do like it a good bit. Probably, 4/5.
12. You Belong With Me
“She wears short skirts, I wear T-shirts,”
This one is super iconic! I mean, seriously, I still hear it on the radio all the time. 5/5 for iconicness.
“I can’t breathe without you,”
This has been my favorite off the album for a long time. I don’t really know why, but I’m giving it 5/5.
14. Tell Me Why
“I know that you see what your doing to me…”
This is a good like…angry song. I don’t know. Personally, I feel like Taylor’s vocals now don’t really suit this song anymore? I just prefer the original one of this one. 4/5 stars.
15. You’re Not Sorry
“You don’t have to call anymore,”
I do enjoy me some sad songs! I like this one, and I do feel like the new vocals sound pretty good! 5/5.
16. The Way I Loved You
“It’s 2am and I’m cursing your name,”
This one sounds really good! I think I’m going to give it a 5/5.
17. Forever and Always
“Feel so low you can’t feel nothing at all,”
Like I mentioned earlier, I prefer the other version of this song. So I’m knocking off a half point…3.5/5.
18. The Best Day
“It’s the age of princesses and pirate ships,”
I think it’s so special that she wrote this song for her mom! 5/5 just for that.
“We’ll stand as champions tonight,”
I like this one! I think it’s the perfect end to the album. 5/5.
20. Today Was A Fairytale
“Can you feel this magic in the air?”
This song just kind of has a happy vibe! I like it a lot. 5/5.
21. You All Over Me
“I lived and I learned.”
I like how Taylor used this line in her later songs. I’m really glad she added the vault tracks to this one, though this isn’t my favorite vault song. 3/5.
22. Mr. Perfectly Fine
“How’s your heart after breaking mine?”
Okay, so I have only heard two vault songs so far, but so far this is my favorite! I think it’s really catchy, and I also like the line “casually cruel.” 5/5.
23. We Were Happy
“That’s what these tears are for..”
Something about this song doesn’t quite work for me. I don’t really like the combo of lyrics and melody. Not bad though. 3/5.
24. That’s When
This one’s catchy! It definitely has a 2008 vibe. I think I like this one a bit more than the last track. It’s still not like, a favorite, but 3.5/5.
25. Don’t You
“Sometimes I really wish I could hate you,”
I like the sound of this one. But I mean, it doesn’t stand out too much. 3/5.
26. Bye Bye Baby
“Bye bye to everything I thought was on my side,”
We’ve come to the final song! I like this one, but again it isn’t standing out. 3/5.
Okay! Overall I give this album an 80/100! I liked hearing new versions of my old favorite songs, but I didn’t care that much for the vault songs. I still liked them though.
What did you think? Tell me about the music you’ve been jamming to lately,