September 8, 2008
It’s a series of been there, done that lyrics, with a particularly forced Romeo and Juliet reference throughout. I can only imagine that she didn’t read the play, given that a fairy tale ending is tacked on at the end. Awkward literary allusions aside, Swift’s single is further derailed by a cluttered production that highlights her limitations as a vocalist, rather than disguising them.
Swift has put out a couple of good singles before this, but this is one of her weakest efforts to date. Hopefully, “Love Story” is not representative of her sophomore effort.
Listen: Love Story
Buy: Love Story