Album Review: Blown Away by Carrie Underwood

1. Good Girl, 2. Blown Away, 3. Two Black Cadillacs, 4. See You Again, 5. Do You Think About Me, 6. Forever Changed, 7. Nobody Ever Told You, 8. One Way Ticket, 9. Thank God For Hometowns, 10. Good In Goodbye, 11. Leave Love Alone, 12. Cupid’s Got A Shotgun, 13. Wine After Whiskey, 14. Who Are You

The opening track and first single, Good Girl, follows in the steps of Before He Cheats and Cowboy Casanova, two singles from her previous albums, in that it’s a mix of country and rock and roll and the topic is an unworthy guy.

Then we get the songs Blown Away and Two Black Cadillacs, both of which have a darker feel since they deal with the death of a father/husband. Later in the album there’s Forever Changed, a song about her/a mother, and Thank God For Hometowns, which deals with more death, marriage, and other hometown occurrences; both songs seem to lack rhythm.

For the love related songs we have See You Again, Do You Think About Me, Good In Goodbye, and Wine After Whiskey. Out of the four, Good In Goodbye is the only one with a happy ending, while the rest are still stuck on an old lover in some way.

Two standouts in this album are One Way Ticket and Cupid’s Got A Shotgun. The former has a relaxed Jamaican feel to it, which is really unexpected, and it’s about moving forward in life. The latter is probably the most straightforward country song of the album, and it has a fun fast paced approach.

Blown away, I am not. Carrie Underwood has a great voice and it shows in this album, but the songs in general are not “wow!” Album rating: 3/5.

Favorite Song: See You Again

“I can hear those echoes in the wind at night
Calling me back in time
Back to you
In a place far away
Where the water meets the sky
The thought of it makes me smile
You are my tomorrow”

Least Favorite Song: Thank God For Hometowns

Other Songs I Enjoyed: Good Girl, Good In Goodbye, Wine After Whiskey

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