Likes: Good Girl, Do You Think About Me, One Way Ticket, Good in Goodbye
Overall: Great lyrical storytelling, more cohesive than past albums, very enjoyable
So, I really enjoyed this album. Carrie Underwood’s 4th release, “Blown Away” is probably her most mature, well-written and emotive. Usually her albums consist of a few stand-out songs with an unnecessary amount of sleepy, blasé filler, but not this one. The track list is mostly mid-tempo, concise, flows well and gets your attention as most of the songs tell some sort of tale, from the gritty (ex. “Two Black Cadillacs”, “Blown Away”), to the somber (“Good in Goodbye”), to the fun & sweet (“One Way Ticket”, “Nobody Ever Told You”). The production is still run-of-the-mill, predictable country pop, but it doesn’t distract from the great lyrics. The only complaint I see Underwood’s fans having with the project is that there aren’t a lot of big, high-note moments like on the previous “I Know You Won’t.” Other than that, it’s a treat. Album sampler below.