It is no secret that 20 year old Taylor Swift is one of the most well-known and influential young women in today’s time. Her catchy songs of love, high school and friendships have been heard by teenagers around the world. Just when it seemed “Taylor Swift” was beginning become a name nobody wanted to hear at an award show, the singer released her third album “Speak Now,” and was back at the top of the charts and sharing acceptance speeches once again. By being able to relate to the topics she sings of, much of Swift’s fan base consists of high school girls who understand where the meaning behind her songs comes from. On “Speak Now,” which has been reviewed as both sappy and the best album she has created, Swift tells of past relationships with past boyfriends John Mayer and Taylor Lautner. As usual, she holds nothing back and states the honest truth about the men that have broken her heart. While some songs on the album carry an up-beat rhythm but reveal a message that states the opposite, other songs are just express an all around depressing mood. It is hard to say that it the album can turn a bad day around, as some people claim, when many of the songs include topics that cannot be considered “good.” As talented and unique as Taylor Swift is, there are only four songs I personally could sit and listen to again and again. Even with that said, those four songs pass as some of Swift’s most popular songs and express the simplest messages. By having numerous different views on her album however, it is no doubt that Swift will continue expressing every emotion she feels with her fans and continue topping the charts with record-breaking albums.
Speak Now by Taylor Swift
December 1, 2010