• Taylor Swift Speak Now album review

    25 Oct 2010, 01:00 by PegasusGX

    Taylor Swift has done it again. Nearly 21 years old and already releasing her third album (this one all written by herself!), with a huge world tour set for next year, Swift really has risen in both the country and pop genres, and has built up a massive community of die-hard fans.

    The question is: is Speak Now just hype or does it deliver?

    Now, like many Taylor Swift fans, if we know something about her, is that she can't actually produce a bad album. It's proven: her self-entitled album sold little under 40,000 copies on the first week, back in 2006, and contained some of the best songs attached to the country genre. Fearless, the followup album of 2008, improved sales up to nearly 600,000 on the first week of release, and contained her biggest hit: You Belong with Me.

    So how's Speak Now's hype measuring at? Well...Big Machine Records has shipped 2 MILLION units, and we're estimating sales around 700k - 1+ million. And now, we're just starting the first release week, and this might ascend to a grand total of 1-1. …