Taylor Swift Album Reviews - Fearless (Taylor's Version)

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Today, I'll be continuing the Taylor Swift song opinions series that I've been working on. This post's album is Fearless (Taylor's Version). Fearless is originally Taylor's 2nd album of 2008, but she re-recorded the album for copyright reasons just a month ago, and I will be reviewing that! 

Fearless (Taylor's Version) is actually my favorite album from this singer, my top three following with Reputation and Evermore. 

Fearless (Taylor's Version): I love this song. I think it's the perfect album starter and it really delivers as a title track. When I stayed up for the premiere of the re-release, I was immediately swept away by how much I love this song. 

Fifteen (Taylor's Version): I also love this song! It's really cute to see what Taylor's high school life was like, and this song sort of captures that. My favorite part would be part of the bridge "Abigail gave everything to a boy who changed his mind / We both cried." 

Love Story (Taylor's Version): This song is extremely overplayed, and I'm sure that you and me both have heard it a billion times. It's a classic Taylor Swift song, though. I love it for what it is, but I don't actively listen to it as much because of how much I've heard it. 

Hey Stephen (Taylor's Version): I absolutely live for this track! It's really cute, like many of the artist's older songs are, and the chorus is really catchy. A lot of Taylor's bridges are emotional and heartfelt, but the bridge to this one is really cute and the laugh is everything. 

White Horse (Taylor's Version): This song seems to be a fan favorite, but I actually have a hard time getting into it. There's nothing objectively bad about it, but I don't enjoy it. 

You Belong With Me (Taylor's Version): This song, on the other hand, is a classic that I'm obsessed with. 

Breathe (Taylor's Version): I think people sleep on this song, a lot! It's very emotional, and probably my go-to emotional song. It's also the beginning of what I call the "string" of great songs on Taylor's albums. Obviously, every song from every album is a masterpiece but there's usually a string of 4-6 songs following each other that are absolutely amazing. This is the beginning of the Fearless string, to me :)

Tell Me Why (Taylor's Version): This is definitely the "picture to burn" of the album, and even with the more upbeat angry vibe to it, it's still pretty emotional. 

You're Not Sorry (Taylor's Version): The more instrumentally sad version of "Tell Me Why," in my opinion!

The Way I Loved You (Taylor's Version): An absolutely ICONIC song from the album! Taylor knows what she's doing with the build-up introduction. The lyrics are just perfect, and it has such a Fearless-y vibe.

Forever & Always (Taylor's Version): The standard sad-but-angry break-up song in my book. 

The Best Day (Taylor's Version): One of my favorite songs from the album. I've got to admit that it's really sad coming from a Swiftie. It's about Andrea Swift, Taylor's mother, who got cancer not long after the original release of this song. Knowing how much Taylor loves Andrea, it's so sad listening to this. It's also the end of the "string" of amazing songs in the album. 

Change (Taylor's Version): This song unfortunately breaks the little string of music I adore in Fearless. However, that's not to say I don't like this song. It's a perfect album ender. (Though, the album doesn't actually end here. The standard version has this many songs, but other versions have 13 more tracks). 

Jump Then Fall (Taylor's Version): This song feels like a Platinum Edition version of an earlier track, "Hey Stephen" in the sense that it's really cute and has the silliest little bridge.

Untouchable (Taylor's Version): No one seems to like this song, and I'm just like... how? Sure, it's not a favorite of mine, but it's a solid song that I listen to a lot. 

Forever & Always (Piano Version) (Taylor's Version): This is the piano version of another track on this album, and I have to admit that it's not for me. The lyrics don't really sound ideal in the slower setting, so I do prefer the original track.

Come In With The Rain (Taylor's Version): An absolute f a v o r i t e. The chorus is flawless, the lyrics are flawless, and especially then key change at the end of "you'll come in with the rain, oh..." is spectacular. I think this song really captures the feeling of this album. 

Superstar (Taylor's Version): I used to be absolutely obsessed with this song, and though I don't listen to it as much now I still think it's really sweet. I love the bridge and key change.

The Other Side of the Door (Taylor's Version): I love this song just as much as I love Come in With the Rain... so I love it a lot. I think it's so beautiful and the way Taylor pronounces "love" is the best part. It also has a great chorus, like CIWTR. 

Today Was A Fairytale (Taylor's Version): Ehh... I don't like this song. It feels very debut-era to me, and it's just a bit awkward and going in too many directions. 

You All Over Me (Taylor's Version): The lyrics are beautiful, but listening-wise it's not ideal. I don't skip it, but I also don't voluntarily listen to it. 

Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor's Version): I just cannot express my love for this song! It's so fun and salty and I love the shade being thrown at a certain someone...

We Were Happy (Taylor's Version): This song took a lot of listens for me to get into, as I usually do with a lot of slower songs. But, I like it now!

That's When (Taylor's Version): One of my favorite songs from Taylor that's really country. I love Keith Urban's voice and I think it's perfect for the duet.

Don't You (Taylor's Version): I really like Taylor's voice on this song. I also love the effects used in the track, because most songs in Fearless-era don't really have many effects.

Bye Bye Baby (Taylor's Version): Ahhh this song is really something... I loved it the first time I heard it and I love it now. It's the perfect closer of the deluxe album :)


Thanks for reading-- I hope you enjoyed my Swiftie opinions! The songs I recommend the most from this album would be Fearless, Forever & Always, The Best Day, Come in With the Rain, Mr. Perfectly Fine, and Bye Bye Baby.

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