Some Hearts

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kidsParents recommend
Classic-sounding country-pop for tweens and up.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 20 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

A palatable, gentle "Jesus saves" message on one or two songs. Non-Christian families' mileage may vary.

Violence

One "woman-scorned" revenge song takes it out on the guy's car.

Sex

There's some gooey love stuff, but nothing explicit.

Language
Consumerism

American Idol tie-in.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Whiskey is mentioned, just once.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there is no objectionable content in these (mostly) love songs by a recent American Idol favorite. There is some assumed Christianity on "Jesus Take the Wheel."

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byFWeinsteinOK July 4, 2020

Before He Cheats is one of the most immoral songs released

Explain how destroying someone's car isn't against the law. You will face harsh punishments for it in most countries in the world.
Parent of a 10-year-old Written bybobsax November 5, 2009

Not country !

I Haven't heard the whole CD but the song the local country station plays over and over again , "Cowboy Casanova" just isn't country enough... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old May 6, 2011

___cool ??????

Best eva go Carrie Underwood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Teen, 15 years old Written byChristian gurl April 25, 2011
I LOVE THE SONG JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL, great christian message

What's the story?

Unlike most of the debut albums by winners and runners up of American Idol, Carrie Underwood's SOME HEARTS appears to have been produced with expectations above and beyond marketing only to Idol fans. We already knew that the singing would be terrific, but the songwriting and production values are also first-class. The content is predictable and pretty tame -- a lot of heartbreak and lost love, a little Jesus, and one visceral woman-scorned song ("I dug my key into the side of his pretty little four-wheel drive...maybe next time he'll think before he cheats") make for typical country-pop fare without much message, or much risked.

Is it any good?

The songs are strongly written, beautifully performed and produced, with that glossy veneer we're all so accustomed to hearing on country radio. If you were in the mood to nitpick, you might grow a little weary of that full-tilt, over-the-top delivery on song after song. But Underwood has a great voice, a lot of presence, and gives every song her all.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the importance of vocal delivery in putting a song across, and what distinguishes this album from most of the other Idol spinoffs.

Music details

  • Artist: Carrie Underwood
  • Release date: November 15, 2005
  • Label: Arista
  • Genre: Country
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 20, 2019

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