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Some Hearts

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Classic-sounding country-pop for tweens and up.
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Parents say

age 10+
Based on 5 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.


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


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


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."

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008

I love Carrie!

Carrie is one of the top artists on my music lists. My favorite song that she's written is "Jesus Take the Wheel". the country and the sadness... Continue reading
Adult Written bysexy nikki April 9, 2008
Teen, 13 years old Written byshelbydamon09 April 9, 2008
Teen, 13 years old Written bymusic rockz April 9, 2008



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.

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