Blown Away

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Some mature topics and lots of strong country-pop.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Although some of the topics on Blown Away are mature (cheating and revenge), one thing's for sure: Underwood shows you can be beautiful and strong.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Underwood likes to sing like a tough girl, but she's a great role model for females of any age, showing you can be a lady but still get what you deserve.

Violence

"Blown Away" and "Two Black Cadillacs" talk about abuse, cheating, revenge, and some bad boys getting what they deserve.

Sex

Nothing explicit, but talks about cheating and a mistress: "One Cadillac for the woman who loved him at night."

Language
Consumerism

Song about Cadillacs.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Blown Away is Carrie Underwood at her best, with strong ballads about love and love gone wrong. Although the lyrics are clean, there are some mature topics like cheating and revenge, so some songs might be better for teens and up.

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User Reviews

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  • Kids say
Adult Written byFWeinsteinOK July 4, 2020

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An immoral cesspool of violence, sex, and drinking, all with a smiley Christian face at the exterior. It's especially bad when Carrie Underwood is presente... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old July 26, 2017

I Was Blown Away By Carrie Underwood!

Right now I love Carrie Underwood but before I had never even listened to her. One day my Mom put this album in and I fell in love with it! There are some topic... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written bycbar04 August 7, 2015

mature but still really good

the song talks about mature themes like cheating and revenge. It's an amazing song nonetheless, but I think older teens would enjoy it most.

What's the story?

Carrie Underwood shows her enduring vocal power and sweet but sassy charm with her fourth album, BLOWN AWAY. Many of the 14 tracks were co-written by Underwood, and the album features the hit single "Good Girl."

Is it any good?

Blown Away is no doubt a stellar album for Underwood, but sometimes the only thing country about the music is her slight, perfected twang. The title track is intense, barely country, with strange, unnecessary digitalizing of Underwood's strong vocals, but the melody and lyrics make it fantastic: "There's not enough rain in Oklahoma to wash the sins out of this house." The second track, "Two Cadillacs," continues the powerhouse vocals we expect and adds some dark lyrics about revenge. With many of the songs written by Underwood, the album shows depth and range for sure, but she still shines when she can belt it out and rip it up. "Forever Changed" and "Do You Think About Me" are sweet ballads that let Underwood show her charm and softer side, while "One Ticket" and "Cupid's Got a Shotgun" provide a little comic relief.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the fact that Carrie Underwood got her start on the reality singing-competition show American Idol. Now she is one of the most successful pop country stars today. Do you think these competition shows are worthwhile and legitimate, or is Underwood just a rare success story?

  • Underwood often sings about being wronged in relationships, but shows herself as a strong woman. Do you think this sends a positive message to girls? How?

  • How Carrie Underwood's music differ from other contemporary female artists?

Music details

  • Artist: Carrie Underwood
  • Release date: May 1, 2012
  • Type: Album
  • Label: Arista
  • Genre: Country
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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