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Taylor Swift

March 18, 2008

  Song Title
Tim McGraw
Picture To Burn
Teardrops On My Guitar
A Place in this World
Cold As You
The Outside
Tied Together with a Smile
Stay Beautiful
Should've Said No
Mary's Song (Oh My My)
Our Song
I'm Only Me When I'm With You
A Perfectly Good Heart
Teardrops on My Guitar

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 18, 2008
  • Release Date: March 18, 2008
  • Label: Big Machine
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Big Machine Records, LLC All Rights Reserved Under License to UMGD
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  • Total Length: 53:28
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (292 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,042 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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49 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A strong debut album November 2, 2006
Format:Audio CD
If I had to describe Taylor Swift's self-titled debut, I would say it sounds a lot like a cross between Lila McCann and Leann Rimes. She has a very powerful voice, and exhibits a lot of range in her songs. Most of the songs on the album are very lighthearted and deal with typical high school issues - boys, falling in love, bad relationships, etc. Even though the themes are simple, the songs (all of which Taylor wrote or co-wrote) have some impressive lyrics and musical arrangement, which really gives her the ability to show off her voice. I bought the CD for "Tim McGraw," but as others have said, it is a mediocre song when compared to the rest of the album and I found myself moving it to the back of my play list to make room for new favorites such as "Picture to Burn," "May's Song," and "Our Song." Despite what you might expect from the song titles, most of the album is fast-paced and filled with catchy tunes, but still makes room for two or three "slower" songs like "Tim McGraw" and "Teardrops on my Guitar."

The album also comes with some disappointing "bonus media" in the form of the "Tim McGraw" video and Taylor's first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry singing the same song. The clips are quicktime and small resolution, and the Opry video doesn't even show her actual performance, but a few minutes of her arriving to the theater and getting ready. For anyone who's a fan of younger country female talent, I'd definitely recommend picking up "Taylor Swift."
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37 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A special debut October 24, 2006
By Parkin
Format:Audio CD
You can tell that Taylor Swift cares about the integrity of the music, and not just making money with the Nashville machine. Her voice has a wistfulness that reminds me of Deana Carter (though not with as much range on the higher notes yet,) and the arrangements avoid overproduction. Lyrically, "Tim McGraw" isn't even one of the better songs. This is a thoroughly charming debut - with youthful fun combined with a sophistication not expected.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty, brains, and heart August 21, 2009
By B. Wong
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I haven't bought an album in years. Just nothing on the radio seemed worth buying to hear over and over again. Then I hear "Teardrops On My Guitar", and I'm hooked. I investigate a little more online, and find myself liking all of her songs, not just the singles on the radio. She writes and plays all of her songs! This artist has substance. I'm totally captivated by the music videos that are feature film-quality displaying her expressive acting skills. I've never heard such purity and honesty conveyed by a human voice. Finally, an artist who really deserves my money and support! Such intelligent lyrics, and clever turns of phrase, it's poetry of the highest order. And then putting music to the lyrics with great hooks and guitar solos, that's just musical talent. The lesser known songs are just as good, if not even better than the singles! "A Place In This World", "Cold As You", "The Outside" (written when she was 12yo!), "Tied Together With A Smile", "Invisible". "Tim McGraw","Stay Beautiful" and "Mary's Song" just bring tears of joy to my eyes, they're such expressions of pure unselfish, love that they resemble benedictions in the form of songs. Even when she's angry: "Picture To Burn" and "Should've Said No", she's the voice of justice decrying bad behavior, selfishness, the lack of pure love; she's a force of nature you don't want to mess with. As other reviewers have noted, if these songs haven't made you fall in love with Taylor, just read the liner notes on the album. They'll bring more tears to your eyes. Taylor has a tendency to open up hearts that way. <3
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant debut... October 25, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I first met Taylor at CMA Music Fest in June and I was instantly impressed by how sweet and down to earth she was. Soon after, I heard "Tim McGraw" on the radio for the first time and was hooked. I ran out right after work yesterday to pick up the album and only stopped listening to it long enough to sleep last night.

The songs on the album are impressive on their own, but even more so when you consider that Taylor wrote or co-wrote every single one AND she's only 16. I think I read somewhere that she wrote one of them when she was 12.

The music is honest and well produced, something that I think is rare these days in Nashville. Vocally, I think Taylor is superior to many of the top female artists out there. She is the real deal and I think she has a long and brilliant career to look forward to!
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28 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I don't think I was the intended target audience September 23, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I find Taylor has a lovely voice and I like the acoustic stuff on her album a lot. I just think being a 40 something male, I may not have been the intended audience. Every song is some kind of boy/girl story as if the songs were written from pages of her diary. This being her first album and having at least two singles, she should be proud. But I felt the album could have been stronger overall. Maybe whoever packaged her was searching with this album, maybe there was pressure on her to sound like every other Pop Country dribble coming from Nashville these days. If they want Taylor to succeed give her the acoustic guitar and let her sing, take note from the songs that became singles. This girl has talent don't bury it under a bunch of cliche Nashville assembly line canned production template.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The real deal February 5, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Taylor Swift's albums 'Fearless' and 'Speak Now' are fantastic. This album, however, is really in a league of it's own.

A hidden gem, this - being her first album - is more raw and true, like a young child (oh, god, this is going to be a bad analogy) with creative impulses before he enters structured education, dictating where he ought to set himself. While the subsequent albums are still representative of Swift's country roots, they admittedly begin to tend towards mainstream taste, albeit ever so slightly.

'Taylor Swift' is fun largely because of how unrefined it is. One moment, you'll be listening to a song that sounds like a studio-produced track, both in empirical quality and lyrical content, and a few minutes later, you're listening to a song seemingly scribbled down in a fervor only a young girl whose spirits were just crushed could convey. and, impressively, Taylor Swift manages to express more than you would've thought possible through a single-sense medium.

Excuse the incoherency of this, as I'm presently listening to 'A Perfectly Good Heart' and sort of studying. The point still stands - if you like Taylor Swift, this album will provide that foundation, that missing definition of who she is as an artist. It's awesome.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful CD
Taylor is so sweet and down to earth you can't but help to love her music. The lyrics are real and the sound is fantastic. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Keesha
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!
I bought this for my Granddaughters...they loved it!!! We play it in the car...a lot. I love singing along with them!!!
Published 18 days ago by Zebra Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice music for the younger crowd!
I bought this to try and ended up liking it. I normally like oldies music, but after listening to this a few times, I ended up liking it. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Tom
4.0 out of 5 stars Baby Taylor!
I call this Baby Taylor because she's so young here. But anyway, it's a decent album and it made a great gift for a T-Swift fan!
Published 1 month ago by Patty M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I think that this is one of Taylor Swift's best albums! Lyrics are amazing, and so is the music. My favorite song is " Our Song".
Published 1 month ago by R. O'day
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT
I love the album! I'm so happy that I had the chance to get this as I can't find it anywhere but here! It's AMAZING! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jim
5.0 out of 5 stars listen anywhere
You don't have to dance. You don't have to rap. You don't have to understand. Just listen and smile. then play it again
Published 2 months ago by R. Rocco
2.0 out of 5 stars Not country
If you like pop country may be she would fit in that catorgy not the type of music I would listen to.
Published 2 months ago by Tim D.
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 to 7 really good songs on here
cd has like 5 hit singles and another 2 or 3 songs on here i enjoy a lot so a good value
Published 2 months ago by Chaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Taylor Swift cd
She is a HUGE superstar now. This is her first cd and you can see why she's become so big. Every song is beautiful and full of emotion. Read more
Published 2 months ago by vincewest75
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