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Carnival Ride

Carrie UnderwoodAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (323 customer reviews)

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With more than 15 million albums sold worldwide, 18 #1 singles, with nine as co-writes, six Grammys, and countless other accolades---all achieved with four albums in less than eight years---some artists might feel as though they’d earned the right to rest on their laurels, but not Carrie Underwood. Fueled by a restless creative spirit, good-natured competitive streak and abundance of ... Read more in Amazon's Carrie Underwood Store

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  • Audio CD (October 23, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B000VI70V8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (323 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,784 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Carrie Underwood’s Some Hearts, hastily made and released some five months after she won the 2005 American Idol crown, was surprisingly solid and tuneful. For her follow-up, producer Mark Bright steers her toward the big Martina McBride skies, with a plethora of strings and huge emotional crescendos. Underwood co-wrote four songs, mostly with the tried-and-true tunesmiths who made Some Hearts soar. On the torchy heartache ballad "I Know You Won’t," she gives a beautifully nuanced and controlled performance, but if that song would suit any number of lush female pop stars from Celine Dion on down, "Flat on the Floor" rocks hard while preserving co-writer Ashley Monroe’s Appalachian angst. Still, there are missteps: the easy tears of the unlikely war ballad "Just a Dream," a too-obvious attempt to repeat the sass of "Before He Cheats" ("The More Boys I Meet"), and the Shania-ish bad-girl-on-Cuervo stomp of "Last Name." The big payoff, then, is how much 24-year old Underwood has improved as a vocalist. How often listeners line up for this Carnival Ride depends on their attitude about country music’s continual melding with pop, and how they feel about a princess upstart taking home the awards that used to go to her heroes. --Alanna Nash

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Carrie Underwood has chosen Carnival Ride as the title of her new album. It's the follow-up to her debut CD, Some Hearts, which has been certified sextuple platinum by the RIAA for shipments of more than 6 million copies. Carnival Ride gets its title from the lyrics of one of the new songs she has recorded. "You step onto this ride called life, and it's a crazy thing you don't know anything about, but you get on it anyway," the American Idol winner said. "You do what you can to lean different directions to try and get it to go where you want it to go, but you can't stop it -- it just keeps moving. That's why Carnival Ride works as my album title. It describes the wonderful craziness that I've been through over the past couple years."

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104 of 123 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Leagues Better Than her First Album. October 22, 2007
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While most country stars go forward and reach for mainstream pop records, like Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood went in reverse. Her first disc had more than a few pop elements but this disc starts off with a foot stomper, "Flat on The Floor" and doesn't let up with fiddles, twang and chorus after chorus that will make you want to shout them out of your car windows. To say she has made a solid country disc in the vein of vintage Reba or Dolly is an understatement.

Underwood has even learned some new vocal tricks, as if she needed more, "Get Out of This Town," builds from an already assured vocal into a firestorm. Underwood isn't afraid to just go with the vocal and give a stronger reading as well. That was evident in her cover of "I'll Stand By You," which was simply stunning.

"Carnival Ride," is void of any weak tracks and this day and age that's a rare finding, some are stronger than others but, Jebus, the girl is giving her all to prove that she's a more than just a pretty face who sings country, she's trying to prove it's in her blood. And when you hear "You Won't Find This," that brings about that sing songy chorus that Shania Twain loves so much, you'll be a happy camper with your purchase.
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65 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Carrie conquers contemporary country October 22, 2007
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The second album from Carrie Underwood packs slightly less punch than her debut, but is still more than enough to further cement her place in the contemporary country hierarchy. Solidly country, this album showcases Underwood as a singer/songwriter with writing credits on four of the tracks - first single "So Small"; the excellent "All American Girl"; "Crazy Dreams" and the comedy track "Last Name". (If you liked Alan Jackson's "I Don't Even Know Your Name", you'll see lots of similarities to the aforementioned "Last Name".)

All the tracks are worth a listen, but some are immediately worth an instant replay. My recommendations are:

Flat on the Floor - a hard-rocking track with attitude
All-American Girl - instant single material with heartwarming lyrics
So Small - soaring first single about not sweating the small stuff
Just a Dream - a tear jerker with a wonderful chorus
Crazy Dreams - catchy beat just slightly reminiscent of Pink Floyd's "Education"
I Told You So - slow ballad written by Randy Travis
Wheel of the World - an easy listening track with inspired backing music

If the four tracks on which she has songwriting credits are any indication, Carrie Underwood has nowhere to go but up - should be a wild ride. (4.5 stars)

Amanda Richards, October 23, 2007
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Undeniably BRILLIANT! October 23, 2007
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Wow. After the amazing success of Carrie Underwood's debut CD Some Hearts, I was very worried that Carnival Ride would be a let down. How can someone so new to the music industry hit it out of the park on her first 2 at bats? When So Small was released I was pleasantly surprised. Great message, voice, talent. But - could the rest of the CD be as good? YES! Right from the first song I was tapping my foot and singing along. By the time I got to All-American Girl, So Small & Just A Dream I was crying. Get Out of this Town had me thinking about Some Hearts & Crazy Dreams had me flashing back to AI & Nashville Star (not just Carrie, but ALL my favorites that are now on their way). Then WOW, Carrie just SINGS and drags you in emotionally with I Know You Won't, You Won't Find This and I Told You So (Randy Travis will be proud). In between, I am given Last Name (which I love but my husband says is NOT appropriate for the kids) and The More Boys I Meet - thank you Carrie - they are great, fun songs. The CD ends with two more great songs Twisted & Wheel of the World. The more I listen to this CD the more I love it. Have it on the ipod, the computer and in the car! Carrie you did it again (sorry if I doubted you a little - it will never happen again!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!! October 23, 2007
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Okay, I was nervous to hear this album. I LOVED her debut and I love So Small but sometimes artists just fail on Sophomore albums. Okay, that is so not the case here. She is amazing! She knows just the right songs that suit her. If you are a fan of Carrie my biggest recommendation is to go get this album. Easily one of my favorites. Every song is amazing and it showcases her voice perfectly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This CD is fantastci October 24, 2007
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Even better than her first CD, if that was possible. I love the music and I love the words to the songs. The themes are current and thought-provoking. My favorites are "All American Girl" and "Just a Dream". Carrie runs the gamut of emotions on this CD. Definitely worth every penny! This CD will stay in my player for who knows how long!
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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After winning American Idol, selling 6 million copies of her debut album (pretty amazing in today's fast declining album market), and taking home too many awards to count on two hands, Carrie Underwood delivers sophomore album "Carnival Ride." Now obviously with the kind of awards and numbers her first album brought her, Carnival Ride has some colossal footsteps to follow in. The sophomore slump is the most common fate that befalls follow up albums to huge debuts, but thankfully "Carnival Ride" is far detached from the sophomore slump moniker.

The album is a non stop showcase of the perfect contemporary country music, and is not only on par but surpasses her debut "Some Hearts" in about every way. The album is also a slight genre change from "Some Hearts", as it is by far much more country and less pop than her debut was. Though the album leans a little more on the ballad side, it's a pretty well balanced album overall, as fast and upbeat songs like "Flat on the Floor" and "Last Name" mix well with soaring ballads like "I Know You Won't" and "Just a Dream." Possibly the most amazing thing about Carnival Ride is the sheer commercial potential of the album. Not since Come On Over has there been a country album with this many huge hits just waiting to be played on radio. Honestly every song has single potential, and they may as well just put names of the songs into hats and draw, because I don't know how else they're gonna pick the singles. The songs are very good beyond just commercial appeal as well.

The album begins with the above mentioned, fast paced, "Flat on the Floor". This song is definitely new territory for Underwood, as it's a full on country rock song.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
iT WAS NOT HER BEST MUSIC
Published 9 days ago by Deborah G. Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great cd
Published 26 days ago by spirit02
4.0 out of 5 stars God put us here on this carnival ride...
Definetely a good album. "Last Name" may be her best on this one but you should check the rest, it is an interesting sophomore.
Published 1 month ago by Felipe Casallas
5.0 out of 5 stars More Great Songs!
This cd was easy to order and arrived in perfect condition ahead of schedule. I love Carrie Underwood's voice and this cd really showcases her versatility ! Read more
Published 2 months ago by MaggieMae
5.0 out of 5 stars Feel good album
As a big Carrie fan, This album was just wonderful and captivating. Love every song in the album and just had to get it
Published 4 months ago by Mariama
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Carrie Underwood is one of my favorite artists, and this, Carnival Ride, remains one of her best soundtracks to listen to.
Published 5 months ago by Jessica Rangel
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Carrie
I've only been listening to country for about 3 years and this is one of the artists that kept me listening. She is great!!!!
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful voice
I learned a lot of country music living in USA and listening of the best of country singers. Carrie it was one of my best singer ever.
Published 6 months ago by Beto
5.0 out of 5 stars carrie knows how to rock!
carrie knows how to rock! carrie is a smart girl who knows how to show his beauiful voice in her album!
Published 7 months ago by Leo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Love Carrie Underwood. Great CD. She is very beautiful and very talented. Love all of her music. Have all of her cd's.
Published 9 months ago by ATrav
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Which Songs will Be Singles
I heard it's gonna be "Just a Dream". I love that song, and it'll be a huge smash, considering it's american soldier theme. I wouldn't mind ANY of the songs being the next single. This is a HELL of a CD.
Dec 15, 2007 by Mike |  See all 5 posts
Carnival Ride
Well that may be because you have a very different view on life than Carrie does. I personally think it's brilliant. I can't wait for Carrie to dazzle us with more of her magic!
Sep 16, 2007 by Josh McK |  See all 33 posts
I got the Album... My Review...
Agreed with most of what you said. I work for a radio station in Wisconsin, and have ran through the tracks a few times. Overall it's a good album by today's country music standards. It's not to the astonishing level of Keith Urban's "Love, Pain"...but Carrie isn't going to slip in... Read More
Oct 22, 2007 by Erik Austin |  See all 3 posts
CONGRATULATIONS TO CARRIE!
is carrie underwood new album out in stores now/ do you have it/ i like her .we went and saw her last yr. it was great
Nov 1, 2007 by dallas |  See all 4 posts
Tracklisting!
That song was for charity. It can guarantee it won't be on a CD in which the money goes to Carrie + Arista + etc... (Just speaking the truth).
Oct 4, 2007 by R. Duong |  See all 7 posts
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