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Album Review

Blown Away

May 8, 2012

The forecast is stormy on Carrie Underwood's fourth album – as usual. Cloudless skies don't suit the country super­star – she's most comfortable leaning into a stiff breeze, letting a blues growl creep into her phrasing while unleashing...

Album Review

Carnival Ride

November 15, 2007

On "American Idol," Carrie Underwood was the country girl who never sounded comfortable trying to come on tough. Especially when she was belting Heart's "Alone," the top Idol pick for wussy girls copping an attitude. For her debut, Some Hearts, Underwood...