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The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection
The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have, for Any True Fan., December 24, 2009
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Swifty does it, again. It's impossible for her to put out bad music. Sure, there are only six songs on this album; but quantity does not equal quality. Taylor should be commended for her integrity in never stuffing filler songs in her albums.

1. "Last Christmas" starts the album off with a bang! (or should I say Wham!?;) Taylor's cover of George Michael's holiday classic has a more upbeat tempo and fun, rock and roll edge along with a tongue-in-cheek gender turn, but still perfectly conveying her persona of heart-on-her-sleeve vulnerability.

2. "Christmases When You Were Mine". First of the two new Taylor songs on this album slows down the mood. The usual great lyrics from team Swift/Rose in a monologue to a broken-up lover and the Christmas memories they shared.

3. "Santa Baby". Playing the materialistic vixen perfectly. I like the tongue-in-cheek allusion, "one more thing I need, the deed, to a platinum mine". Judging by the number of platinum albums she has, I'd say TayTay's got that covered.

4. "Silent Night". Beautiful, spiritual, uplifting. Perfect song for her voice. Like an angel singing.

5. "Christmas Must Be Something More". The other new Taylor song, upbeat tempo, worth the price of the entire album. Taylor gets a lot of inspiration from fairy tales, this one's from the Dr. Seuss classic "The Grinch That Stole Christmas", but of course, putting her own unique spin: "So here's to the birthday boy who saved our lives". Taylor's not afraid to show her spiritual, Christian values here, where she downplays the commercialism and materialism that Christmas has become (in stark contrast to track 3 "Santa Baby"). The great artists, like Taylor Swift, remind us of the Truth with their art.

6. "White Christmas". Nice quiet, peaceful ending with this classic.
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Fearless [Enhanced]
Fearless [Enhanced]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love is fearless., October 31, 2009
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"Love is fearless". That's a profound philosophical principal few people have even heard of and fewer still understand, yet through personal experience and artistic intuition, Taylor Swift has grasped it. Her songs follow that theme with utmost consistency, that only comes from intense focus. She appeals to the young and the young at heart, because they still remember what it's like to be in love.

She takes the role of the underdog, compassionate with everyone's suffering, because she's gone through it, been an outcast, she gives hope and inspiration, that the underdog can eventually triumph, if your love is strong enough. It's evident in her songs and video blogs how she loves her family, her band, friends and fans. The ugly duckling with bad hair turns into a fairy tale princess, a rock star goddess, and finds true love. Truly inspiring.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty, brains, and heart, August 21, 2009
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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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