Taylor Swift

Speak Now

Big Machine

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The string of celebrity boyfriends.  The swarms of adoring teenage girls.  The Kanye incident at the VMAs.  As Taylor Swift ascended to superstardom over the past two years, it has been easy to lose sight of one thing: the twenty-one-year-old is a formidable songwriter.  Swift has always had a remarkable penchant for channeling her inner emotions into country-pop songs with massive choruses; “You Belong With Me” perfectly expressed adolescent unrequited love.  Speak Now finds Swift, without any co-writers, maturely confronting her celebrity while still retaining her optimism and sincerity about love.

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