CD Review: Star’s second album just as good as first

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    It would be difficult to top Taylor Swift’s first self-titled album, which was released last year, but her second album, “Fearless,” released Nov. 11 three times multi platinum, might just do it.

    At 18, Swift has already accomplished a lifetime worth of achievements. Her first album was certified three times multi platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, with five top 40 hits. On Nov. 23, Swift was awarded Favorite Female Artist, Country Music at the American Music Awards.

    “Fearless” is already on its way to surpassing her first album and for good reason. Swift’s sophomore album has sold more copies than any other country album, according to her Web site, www.taylorswift.com. The songs on the second album are filled with messages that girls and women of all ages can relate to and will want to sing along with. Her teenage ballads are perfect country songs with love, cheating and heartbreak all rolled into one.

    The leading single on her second album, “Love Story,” based off the story of Romeo and Juliet, has already reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

    Swift’s voice has won the hearts of her fans, but her lyrics are what really make her songs stand out. The singer/songwriter/guitar player writes most of her own songs, making them that much more special. With lines like “It’s a love story, baby just say yes,” from her leading single “Love Story,” teens and 20-somethings can relate to the hopeless love that Swift often sings about. Song No. 11 on the album of 13 songs, “Forever and Always,” was written about her boyfriend at the time, Joe Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers.

    The teen sensation’s music is full of emotion and fun, making every song on the album worth listening to over and over again. There is a song for every mood from bliss in “The Best Day” to anger in “Hey Stephen.”

    If this artist keeps turning out albums like her first two, her music is sure to make history and will be around for years to come.