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CD review: Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”

CD review: Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”
by Brandy McDonnell Published: April 27, 2012
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Carrie Underwood ‘Blown Away' (19 Recordings/Arista Nashville)

A little bit of extra time makes a huge difference with Carrie Underwood's fourth album, “Blown Away,” which mostly lives up to its bombastic title.

When it drops Tuesday, the 14-track collection will follow the Checotah native's last album, 2009's platinum-seller “Play On,” by 30 months, stretching her previous every-two-years release schedule by just six months.

But the country music superstar clearly put those additional months to good use: Over the past seven years, Underwood's devotees have watched the 2005 “American Idol” victor grow up, but never has her progress as a singer, songwriter and artist been as striking as on “Blown Away.”

Underwood, 29, already has another top 10 single to her name with the album's rollicking first single and opening track “Good Girl.”

Despite its bouncy hand-claps, full-on rock guitars and the five-time Grammy winner's go-for-broke belting, the infectiously feisty pop cautionary tale might give fans pause, since it bears no small resemblance to her “Play On” launcher “Cowboy Casanova.”

But “Blown Away” whips in a sharply different and unprecedently dark direction for Underwood with the title track, a vivid story song about an abused girl who leaves her drunken daddy to the swirling winds of fate during an Oklahoma twister.

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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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