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Thread: LA Weekly Blog: Top Ten Country Albums of 2012 (Carrie Included!)

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    LA Weekly Blog: Top Ten Country Albums of 2012 (Carrie Included!)

    Carrie's Blown Away was named #4 best albums for country music in 2012!

    4. Carrie Underwood

    Blown Away
    Okay, purists. If the fact that Carrie Underwood came up on American Idol still bugs you, or if you're chafed that Blown Away doesn't really feature an acoustic guitar until track five, please remember three things: 1. Dolly went disco. 2. America no longer has the local TV and radio stations where tomorrow's Lorettas can pitch themselves and get discovered all purely like. 3. "Two Cadillacs" is the best cheatin' song of the last few years, as well as the best murder ballad, and the rare contemporary hit so swollen up with love, death, and ham that you can totally imagine Elvis doing it. The rest of Blown Away likewise stands tall: monolithic production, musical-theater emotionalizing, classic country themes. Too bad about the inevitable ballad that could have been on the Top Gun soundtrack.

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    The Ten Best Country Albums of 2012 - Los Angeles - Music - West Coast Sound
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    I LOVE this review!!!

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    I love this review and that it was the LATimes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by liz278 View Post
    I love this review and that it was the LATimes!
    Nice positive review, considering it's coming from LA Times, what a good way to start the 2013.

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    wonderful review!!

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    Great review! But who is Iris DeMent?

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    I loved the review, and what they said about purists, it's very fitting. There comments about Two Black Cadillacs were spot on, and I loved the One Way Ticket praise. The rest of the list I didn't see a lot of well known names, which is a compliment to Carrie as she's one of the few more successful artists making the cut. All in all, glad Carrie made it.

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    Wonderful read - thanks for posting (course I'd given her 1st place)!!

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    Love this summary of Blown Away! My favorite quote:

    "Two Black Cadillacs" is the best cheatin' song of the last few years, as well as the best murder ballad, and the rare contemporary hit so swollen up with love, death, and ham that you can totally imagine Elvis doing it.


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