15 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut captures the dreams and desires of a girl on the cusp of womanhood with candor, intelligence and authentic sweetness. Producer Robert Ellis Orrall provides Swift with sympathetic backing, adding banjo-driven twang to “Pictures To Burn” and lending some electric guitar punch to “The Outside.” Swift sings with clarity and conviction, filling tunes like “Tied Together With A Smile” and “Mary’s Song” with a winsome yearning. There are moments here — such as the lovely “Teardrops On My Guitar” — that recall the tenderness of an old Everly Brothers song. Other tracks, like “Picture To Burn,” have a distinctly sarcastic edge. Most of all, Swift keeps things real and true to her own experience on her winning premiere effort.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut captures the dreams and desires of a girl on the cusp of womanhood with candor, intelligence and authentic sweetness. Producer Robert Ellis Orrall provides Swift with sympathetic backing, adding banjo-driven twang to “Pictures To Burn” and lending some electric guitar punch to “The Outside.” Swift sings with clarity and conviction, filling tunes like “Tied Together With A Smile” and “Mary’s Song” with a winsome yearning. There are moments here — such as the lovely “Teardrops On My Guitar” — that recall the tenderness of an old Everly Brothers song. Other tracks, like “Picture To Burn,” have a distinctly sarcastic edge. Most of all, Swift keeps things real and true to her own experience on her winning premiere effort.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

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A Taylor Swift Guide

This will be everything you need to review and listen to Taylor’s album.

1. Do NOT purchase this album off of Apple. The profits no longer go to Taylor. But you should purchase lover from here, she does own it.

2. Do NOT rate this album one star because of Scooter. Rate it what you think about the album, and then say something about scooter. But if you rate it one star it changes the albums rating which is another blow to Taylor

3. Do NOT go to Taylor’s YouTube channel, Scooter makes money from that as well.

4. Your best option to listen to a Taylor album and still support her is to go to a fan account on YouTube that re-uploads and download it from there. The fan accounts can grow and you can listen to the song without supporting scooter.

5. Go preorder Lover while Taylor still owns it! Support our girl no matter what!

___Cassidy___ ,

amazing debut album

her first album and it’s so iconic. all written by a 15 year old/16 year old. needs more recognition.

give taylor this album back and her other masters as well scooter!!

SemiAwesomeGil ,

Definitely Buy This Album!

Do it!

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