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    Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’ – Song Review

    Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’ – Song Review

    ‘Blown Away’ is the signature song on Carrie Underwood‘s new album of the same name. It’s the dangerous storm cloud that looms over the other tracks on a surprisingly dark project. Is this really the same woman who cut ‘All-American Girl?’ This is what critics are talking about when they hammer the importance of subtly reinventing one’s self with each new album. The singer has built to this point over three previous albums.

    Underwood says she enjoys playing a character in her most dramatic songs. Clearly the plot isn’t one she can personally relate to, but she sells the story with the conviction and emotion of a hard-nosed victim of abuse.

    Shatter every window ’til it’s all blown away / Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away / ‘Til there’s nothing left standing, nothing left of yesterday / Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away / Blown away,” Underwood sings during the cathartic chorus as the sound of a tympani booms like thunder.

    The pre-chorus is four lines of music as good as anything the 29-year-0ld has ever recorded. Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins wrote the song. They also wrote ‘Before He Cheats.’ When it’s said and done both will be amongst the Top 5 Carrie Underwood songs of all time.

    There’s not enough rain in Oklahoma / To wash the sins out of that house / There’s not enough wind in Oklahoma / To rip the nails out of the past.”

    One misses just how dark this song is by allowing himself to get wrapped up in the pop-country production and orchestration (it’s easy to imagine this as a crossover hit). Underwood is not only singing about alcoholism and abuse, she’s telling a story of cold-blooded vengeance.

    She heard those sirens screaming out / Her daddy laid there passed out on the couch / She locked herself in the cellar / Listened to the screaming of the wind / Some people called it taking shelter / She called it sweet revenge,” she sings during the second verse as a cold shiver crawls up our spine.

    ‘Blown Away’ will rub some the wrong way, but the best songs always do. Underwood needs to be congratulated for throwing safety to the winds of Oklahoma. This song is dangerous, but irresistible.

    Taste of Country Rating: ★★★★★

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    Thanks for posting! Nice article! We all know Carrie is very excited as are we! Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins are very excited as well! This is going to be a MONSTER HIT!!
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    Very nice review
    it's true on first listen you don't realize all that Carrie's singing about,you have to listen again,and again.
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    YAY! Such a good review. I love this line: "This song is dangerous, but irresistible."

    Thanks for posting!

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    The first time I heard this song I had chills. It was a haunting song that stuck with me. I still turn the radio way up when I listen to this song - it needs it!!!

    I also like how Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins say that they may have wrote it but it is now a Carrie Underwood song. That she made it her own. I am so excited for this new song!!!!
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    Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" Chosen as Next Single

    CMT : News : Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" Chosen as Next Single

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    Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" will be the next single from her new album of the same name. She performed the song on American Idol and the Billboard Music Awards in May. A trailer for the music video was posted on Underwood's website on Monday (June 11). Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins wrote "Blown Away," as well as Underwood's No. 1 hit, "Before He Cheats." The release of "Blown Away" follows her No. 1 hit, "Good Girl." Her label, 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville, will begin seeking airplay for the new single on July 9.

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    It is haunting! Tony Thomas has tweeted many times about how haunting it is! He says he just can't get it out of his head.
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    Awesome review!

    Whenever I see someone mention that there is nothing country about this song, I say 'take another listen to the lyrics'. Those story lyrics are pure country.
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    So cool. So amazing.
    Maybe the best review a carrie song has ever gotten.
    Genuinely apprecitative.
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    Perhaps they are referring to Carrie's competition and/or haters....

    "‘Blown Away’ will rub some the wrong way, but the best songs always do."

    "Underwood needs to be congratulated for throwing safety to the winds of Oklahoma. This song is dangerous, but irresistible."


    Dangerous.....EPIC....MASTERPIECE!!

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    LousiaJessie~​ Thanks for posting. Great review!

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    ‘Blown Away’ is the signature song on Carrie Underwood‘s new album of the same name. It’s the dangerous storm cloud that looms over the other tracks on a surprisingly dark project. Is this really the same woman who cut ‘All-American Girl?’ This is what critics are talking about when they hammer the importance of subtly reinventing one’s self with each new album. The singer has built to this point over three previous albums.
    I like the above sentence.
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    ‘Blown Away’ is the signature song on Carrie Underwood‘s new album of the same name. It’s the dangerous storm cloud that looms over the other tracks on a surprisingly dark project. Is this really the same woman who cut ‘All-American Girl?’ This is what critics are talking about when they hammer the importance of subtly reinventing one’s self with each new album. The singer has built to this point over three previous albums.

    I like the above sentence.

    I agree! I pray that Carrie gets the critical acclaim for this album that she deserves!

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    Thanks for posting! This post brought a huge smile on my face. Carrie Underwood is going to blow everyone away with this masterpiece. I feel this is her best yet!

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    What comes across in this review is just a genuine interest in the subject matter and the ability of the artist to deliver the material.
    So often with Carrie reviews, they are just that, "carrie reviews". It is usually just a continuation of the discussion of "who is Carrie Underwood and how does this song relate to her", instead of what it should be "an open look at a piece of music and reasonable cretique of what you are hearing".
    I to, hope this song will open peoples eyes, finally, to Carrie the vocal artist. And start diolog about her ability to sing and interprete music. Not a continuation of weather you like her or not.

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    If the critics go by creative content on this album they will judge it to be Carrie's best album so far, it's the 4th album and one that says, you see? Carrie with her musicality and artistic vision has been the influential core of all her albums and now Blown Away screams maturity and focus - Let's hope they let their emotions be moved by the varied experiences one can get by listening to this collection of songs and be blown away.
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    Great review! T4p!

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    That's a great review! Hopefully Blown Away get's all the love and praise it deserves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator View Post
    Perhaps they are referring to Carrie's competition and/or haters....

    "‘Blown Away’ will rub some the wrong way, but the best songs always do."

    "Underwood needs to be congratulated for throwing safety to the winds of Oklahoma. This song is dangerous, but irresistible."


    Dangerous.....EPIC....MASTERPIECE!!
    I think they're referring to the "pop" sound of the track.

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    Thank you for posting this! Great review!


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