Carrie Underwood – Blown Away (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Carrie Underwood – Blown Away (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 55:37 minutes | 657 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Front cover | ©  19 Recordings Limited/Arista Nashville

Produced by Mark Bright, the forthcoming album, Blown Away, was featured in Entertainment Weekly’s recent “10 albums we can’t wait for.” This will be the fourth studio album on 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville for the five-time Grammy winner. The debut single “Good Girl” isco-written by Underwood. Since releasing Some Hearts in 2005, Underwood has sold more than 14 million albums with Some Hearts, 2007’s Carnival Ride, and 2009’s Play On. She’s amassed 14 No. 1 singles, six of which she co-wrote, and became the first country artist in history and the only American Idol winner ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. Underwood is a five-time Grammy Award winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Prior to the release of her fourth album, Blown Away, in the spring of 2012, Carrie Underwood claimed that she was getting back to having “real things to write about and real things to sing about” – a sentiment that’s all well and good but has precisely nothing to do with the brassy blowout of the finished product. Dispensing with any pretense that Underwood remains a down-home country girl – the kind who takes carnival rides and sticks a daisy in her hair – Blown Away is an unabashed glossy pop album, positioning Carrie as the heir to Shania Twain and Faith Hill’s country diva act, pushing the comparisons so far that she looks like a runway refugee on the album cover and she concludes the hourlong marathon with a song written by Twain’s former husband, Mutt Lange. Naturally, this showstopping act suits a former American Idol winner but, better still, this exercise in turn-of-the-millennium nostalgia is executed with skill and savvy, offering the kind of larger-than-life power ballads and cheerful, clomping arena country that have fallen out of favor in the early days of the 2010s. Not that Underwood and team – led by producer Mark Bright and also featuring songwriters Ashley Gorley, Chris DeStefano, Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey, and Ryan Tedder – are ignorant of the country and pop trends of 2012. They find room for light, sunny pop (“Do You Think About Me,” “Nobody Ever Told You”), a bit of Caribbean breeze on “One Way Ticket,” and a stomping chant-along hook on “Leave Love Alone,” and they splice Miranda Lambert and Gretchen Wilson together on the ludicrously fun “Cupid’s Got a Shotgun,” which is enough to make Blown Away not seem like a throwback even if its heart belongs to the days of diamond-certified albums. Sure, that diva worship makes it seem ever so slightly old-fashioned, yet this is Carrie’s wheelhouse – she’s meant to sing these oversized ballads and hooks, she’s meant to look as unattainable as she does on the cover. She’s meant to be be a superstar and she’s never seemed as comfortable with her calling as she does on Blown Away.

01 – Good Girl
02 – Blown Away
03 – Two Black Cadillacs
04 – See You Again
05 – Do You Think About Me
06 – Forever Changed
07 – Nobody Ever Told You
08 – One Way Ticket
09 – Thank God For Hometowns
10 – Good In Goodbye
11 – Leave Love Alone
12 – Cupid’s Got A Shotgun
13 – Wine After Whiskey
14 – Who Are You


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