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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!,
This review is from: Blown Away (Audio CD)I love Carrie Underwood and again this album was very good! She always has easy to sing to tracks on her albums!
5.0 out of 5 stars Just right.,
This review is from: Blown Away (Audio CD)I just love the songs and the lyrics are just right about today's society. My brother also enjoys the CD. Actually, he now has taken it. I never thought he would want it badly.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it,
This review is from: Blown Away (Audio CD)Great Album Carrie is one of her very best. Blown away is my all time favorite. She is going all the way.
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous!!,
This review is from: Blown Away (Audio CD)Carrie does not disappoint with this album....... every song is an experience in itself. A talented singer, I am sure we will hear a lot more from her in the future
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome,
This review is from: Blown Away (Audio CD)OMG this a great disc. I'm such a fan of Carrie Underwood and this is for sure some of her best music to date.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic,
This review is from: Blown Away (Audio CD)I absolutely love this album. I ordered for the one song, "Blown Away", but the whole album is great. I love it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Carrie Underwood - Blown Away,
This review is from: Blown Away (Audio CD)This was a Christmas gift so I really cannot say if this product is any good. However, I can talk of the response I got. The person receiving this gift was really excited about listening to this product and was exactly what they wanted.
5.0 out of 5 stars Carrie,
This review is from: Blown Away (Audio CD)Fabulous! Carrie has such a great voice and so versatile! I especially love the title track (Blown Away) and "Good Girl". I saw her it perform on Dancing with the Stars - beautiful as always.
4.0 out of 5 stars Carrie Underwood CD Blown Away,
This review is from: Blown Away (Audio CD)Pop.. Country.. whatever, I am Blown Away- what a cool and special voice - she is value for money within the highly commercial world of music..! More commercial than creative, but a pleasure to listen to..!
5.0 out of 5 stars Taking chances... and succeeding at it,
This review is from: Blown Away (Audio CD)With her fourth album « Blown Away », Carrie Underwood has managed to stay true to herself while adding new and arresting ingredients to the mix. Up to now, she'd played it rather safe since her American Idol crowning; the results have been three great country-pop albums that sold in the millions ("Some Hearts", "Carnival Ride" and "Play On"), generated more hit singles than any other American Idol (eleven of which have peaked at the top of the country singles chart), sold-out tours and countless music awards. Clearly, at this point, it was time to take a few chances... and although her fans won't feel estranged while listening to this album, she has risen to the challenge.
As a matter of fact, the album opens up with a string of five songs that have little to do with her past recordings. The lyrics of "Good girl", the debut single, are strikingly similar to those of her smash hit "Cowboy Casanova"; musically, however, it's her hardest-rocking song so far. The pulsating title track and the smoldering "Two Black Cadillacs" feature the kind of storytelling that Carrie is great at, all the while stretching her wings; musically speaking, these two songs don't sound like anything she's done before, laying strings, back vocals and keyboards over melodies that sound like nothing you usually hear on country radio. "See You Again" is a soaring pop-rock ode about holding on to one's most basic beliefs, while "Do You Think About Me?" is a sweet and melodic pop song that would sound great on any top 40 radio. The rest of the album finds Carrie covering more familiar ground, from the lovely country ballads that she excels at ("Forever Changed", "Good in Goodbye", "Thank God for Hometowns", "Wine After Whiskey") to the high-energy stompers ("Cupid's Got A Shotgun", "Leave Love Alone") and melodic, uplifting midtempo numbers ("Who Are You", "One Way Ticket", "Nobody Ever Told You"). Her voice is just as powerful as ever, but she shows great restrain and nuance on some of these songs, to great effect.
Country music purists will probably complain about these songs not sounding "country" enough. While this criticism is certainly valid as far as the opening sequence goes, one has to admit that Carrie's formula was in danger of becoming stale and that she needed to cover new territory to avoid getting stuck in a creative vacuum. Whether or not this goes well with country music radio remains to be seen, but so far so good ("Good Girl" is headed for the top spot of Bilboard's Country Songs chart as I'm writing this review). And although I'll always have a soft spot for the country side of Underwood's music, one can't put her down for taking some chances.
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