REVIEW : Taylor Swift Gets Back At Joe, John & Does She Diss Jennifer Aniston On Her Amazing New Album, Out Today, 'Speak Now!'

Mon, October 25, 2010 8:43am EDT by 15 Comments
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A very grownup Taylor is taking revenge on all the jerks that did her wrong on her new album and she sounds better than ever!

After a long, long wait, Taylor Swift is back with her new album Speak Now, out Oct. 25, two years after the release of her last album Fearless — and it is without a doubt her best yet! The 20-year-old country crooner, who has never been shy about putting her real life experiences into her songs, speaks out about everyone from Joe Jonas and John Mayer to Kanye West and Taylor Lautner. This young lady definitely DID speak on this new album!

The one song everyone is bound to be taking about is “Dear John,” which is over six minutes of a very, very angry Taylor taking revenge on a former lover. “Don’t you think I was too young to be messed with,” Taylor asks this former flame, lamenting, “The girl in the dress/Cried the whole way home.” Said to be written about ex John, this song is guaranteed to be every girl’s new breakup anthem!

“The Story of Us” meanwhile is old school Taylor, with a fun catchy beat and great lyrics. Taylor plays the role of a girl still in love with her ex who just can’t bring herself to get back with them. In this song Taylor seems to play the one who did her ex wrong, a complete role reversal from the other songs on the album, and the singer has said she wrote the song about former boyfriend Taylor.

“Innocent,” which she performed on the MTV Video Music Awards is her tribute to the 2009 Video Music Awards, when rapper Kanye stormed the stage and took the mic from her during an acceptance speech. Surprisingly, Taylor seems to have no ill will towards Kanye in the song, and instead seems to be reassuring him that she understands and doesn’t judge him for what happened.

The other sure to be controversial song on Taylor’s new album is the anthem “Better Than Revenge” where she comes out and belts, “She’s an actress/But she’s better known for the things that she does on the mattress.” Given her feelings towards Joe and John we must assume it is about one of their girlfriends but who? Jennifer Aniston? Camilla Belle?

Of course, these are just a few of Taylor’s songs on the album and each elicits such strong response and seems to have such a strong basis in Taylor’s actual life, something we now know all about as opposed to a few years ago when she released Fearless, that you could write about each endlessly.

Put simply, she may already be the most popular female singer in the world these days but this album seems poised to make her even bigger. And, if any artist is going to have a shot at selling one million albums in their first week any time soon, it is most definitely going to be Ms. Swift.

What do you think HollywoodLifers? Will you be buying Taylor’s CD this week?


-Chris Spargo