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Thread: Country Weekly Review of 'Blown Away'

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    Country Weekly Review of 'Blown Away'

    Blown Away by Carrie Underwood - Country Weekly


    4 Stars

    From the first trio of songs on this Grammy winner’s fourth album, including current single “Good Girl,” it’s clear that Carrie has matured and grown more comfortable with edgy material.

    Two of her most arresting performances come via delectably dark songs. In the chilling, vengeful title track, a girl seeks shelter from an oncoming twister as it blows away the remnants of her harrowing past—including her abusive, alcoholic father. “Two Black Cadillacs” hints at the sinister revenge a wife and a mistress exact on the man who cheated on them both.

    Carrie effortlessly switches gears with the countrified “Cupid’s Got a Shotgun,” featuring Brad Paisley’s guitar work, and the mildly reggae-influenced country-pop confection “Nobody Ever Told You.” Carrie’s most tender moment arrives with the quietly elegant “Forever Changed.” “Leave Love Alone” is propelled by a jangly guitar arrangement and a vibe that mingles Miranda Lambert’s grit with Shania Twain’s homey acoustic work.

    She closes the album with the exquisitely smooth “Wine After Whiskey,” which employs a clever alcoholic metaphor for a relationship that’s merely a shadow of the scorching romance it once was, followed by the uplifting “Who Are You.” This is easily Carrie’s most well-rounded and confident work to date.
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    YEs it is..........This is easily her most wellrounded and confident work to date.

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    Love! It is always good to read the nice reviews.

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    IMO, country magazines or sites/blogs should be the only ones
    reviewing country artists. You don't see Country Weekly reviewing
    The latest album by Lady Gaga. Nuf said.
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    yes!! Finally! This is the review i was waiting for.

    It counts on
    Metacritic too so it should counter the RS review a bit and pull her up to 70.
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    Of course the country critics are going to understand what Carrie is doing on this album better than POP reviewers who's ears are clogged when it comes to country - nice review Country Weekly
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    That is why pop critics love taylor so much -- cuz she is pop.

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    do you guys have a link where I can see the mediacritc scores?

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    Wow, what a great review.

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    Gator, Zman312 and Hil like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teesharky View Post
    That is why pop critics love taylor so much -- cuz she is pop.
    and she's non threatening. they know exactly what she's doing bc she's so simple. Carrie is talented enough to sing so many different types of music, like a lot of legends have done in the past (ie Elvis) and critics never know what to do. It infuriates them. Critics didn't like Elvis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hil View Post
    I always find it so odd the critics didn't like him. No one can sing like Elvis..
    I always say it's much harder and way more impressive to become a legend when you have a bunch of critics telling an audience not to listen.
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    Great great review and happy to hear it counts with the mediacritics scores!!
    My only wish is they didn't feel like they always have to bring other artist into the discussion - Carrie is Carrie and unique and no one is like her - she is always awesome!

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    Yes finally a well written review! They actually listened to the songs and commented on the songs! I go back to what Ellen said that she has grown so much in the last couple of years and it is nice to see someone else recognize this and see the growth in her since PO.

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    yay love this...great review!

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    This is a great review! I agree with them:
    it’s clear that Carrie has matured and grown more comfortable with edgy material.
    I'm glad she took her sound in a different direction. She's versatile. It's great to see a different side to Carrie with these darker songs such as "Blown Away", which are completely different to what we've heard before. Thank you for posting, Ann055.


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