Taylor Swift - Fearless (2008)

Reason for Listening:
#4 on the Greatest Billboard 200 Albums of All Time (1963-2015).

Standard album cover

Released 20081111.
13 songs. 53:41. Fearless (2008)
13+3 songs. 53:41+10:18. Fearless (International) (2009)
13+3+4 songs. 53:41+10:18+12:43. Fearless (Japan) (2009)
6+13 songs. 25:38+53:41. Fearless (Platinum Edition) (2009)
First listen. Standard.
In the background.
Second listen. Standard.

3: "Fearless"; "You Belong With Me";
2: "Fifteen"; "Love Story";
1: "White Horse"; "The Best Day";
0: "Hey Stephen"; "Breathe" (ft. Colbie Caillat); "Tell Me Why"; "Forever & Always"; "Change";
-1: "You're Not Sorry"; "The Way I Loved You";

Platinum Edition album cover

Third listen. Platinum edition.
In the background.
Moved "Jump Then Fall" from "2" to "3".

Songs in bold are the bonus tracks on the deluxe edition.
3: "Jump Then Fall"; "Love Story";
2: "Forever & Always" (Piano Version); "Come in with the Rain"; "Fearless"; "Fifteen"; "The Best Day"; "You Belong With Me";
1: "Untouchable"; "Tell Me Why"; "You're Not Sorry"; "The Way I Loved You"; "Forever & Always";
0: "SuperStar"; "The Other Side of the Door"; "Hey Stephen"; "White Horse"; "Breathe" (ft. Colbie Caillat); "Change";

For the most part, I liked the first half of the album better than the second half. In particular, many of the tracks on the second half seemed to have a strange "whiny" sound to them. Note that this is a non-technical description.

Overall Rating: 4.0/5
Favorite Song (Standard Edition): "Love Story"
Favorite Song (Platinum Edition): "Jump Then Fall"

Billboard 200
Peak Date: 20081128 | Peak Position: 1 | Weeks on Chart: 257

20210217 Comment:
Taylor Swift recently released the single "Love Story (Taylor's Version)", which is a re-recording of her single "Love Story" from Fearless, and the lead single for her re-recording of Fearless. As a result, Fearless has re-entered the recent Billboard 200 at position 161.

#161 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20210220).
Last Week: - | Peak: 1 | Weeks on Chart: 258

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