Top positive review
Best American Idol debut hands down. 4.2 stars
on June 23, 2007
November 22, 2010
I re-did my review. Why? Because I changed my mind about this release. I had to buy it once, sell it and then buy it again recently (in October 2010) to fully appreciate the music on here. At first it seemed too country for me and the messages weren't getting through. But most of the songs are really good here.
WASTED repetitive chorus but alright song. 4/5
DON'T FORGET TO REMEMBER ME a song about growing up, moving away and putting your faith in God. 4.25/5
SOME HEARTS - a pop-rock crossover hit with great vocals at the end. 4/5
JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL a single with religious roots. the ending vocal is great. 4.25/5
THE NIGHT BEFORE LIFE GOES ON i love this song. it's about summer lovers having to part. 4.25/5
LESSONS LEARNED a song about learning lessons in how you live. 4/5
BEFORE HE CHEATS her best selling single ever? 4.5/5
STARTS WITH GOODBYE a great song. didn't appreciate it before. 4.25/5
I JUST CAN'T LIVE A LIE an excellent song about loving someone so much. my favorite. 4.5/5
WE'RE YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL kinda skates on filler because it's not really carrie's forte. but it's catchy and fun to sing to. 4/5
THAT'S WHERE IT IS another pop-rock number with really loud guitars that kinda cover up carrie's voice. 4/5
WHENEVER YOU REMEMBER a sweet song about carrie and a cherished friend/lover's past. 4.25/5
I AIN'T IN CHECOTAH ANYMORE a really good song about carrie missing her hometown. the most country song here. 4.25/5
INSIDE YOUR HEAVEN probably the only filler on the CD. i like the the american idol version better. 3.75/5
58.5/14 = 4.178
4.2 stars or an 8.4/10.
A great country pop album that has some crossover hits for good measure. Even some non-country fans would like this. Features great vocals although Carrie can be seen as shouting on many songs. I'd like to refer to it as belting.
"I Just Can't Live A Lie"
"Before He Cheats"
"Starts With Goodbye" &
"I Ain't In Checotah Anymore"