this is a bit of a thing of shreds and patches.
I bought this CD for my daughter, who loves the singles off it. I had assumed, given the nasal delivery, brattish mannerisms and juvenile content of these tracks, that Ms Swift was an 18 year old in the vein of, say, early Britney. It was therefore something of a surprise to discover that she is in fact (in musical terms) an experienced pro. In fairness to her, several other tracks bear this out. Swift has a good voice and, when used normally on some decent material, the results are quite enjoyable. She also has a third voice - when she sings low, she sounds just like Suzanne Vega.
Overall, not a bad album, personal favourites being 'All too well' and the duet with the guy from snow patrol, but this is despite '22' and 'we are never ever getting back together', not because of them. My 10 year old daughter loves this album, but will insist on playing what I consider to be the worst tracks all the time!