Carrie Underwood: The Teller of Tales
A review of Underwood’s newest album, Storyteller.
Storyteller is Carrie Underwood’s sixth studio album, released on October 23, 2015. Though it was only released a short while ago, the album already has been purchased over 15.3 million times. The Target Exclusive album has 15 songs, one being a different version of her hit “Heartbeat.”
“Renegade Runaway” is a beautiful beginning to this album. It gets the audience pumped up and ready for a fantastically musical ride. 8/10.
“Dirty Laundry” taught me not to mess with Carrie Underwood. Although she is a golden-hearted person originally, she is far from a pushover. 7/10.
“Church Bells” is not only aesthetically pleasing to the ears, but also to the mind. The story behind the song is gripping and it makes you think about things you usually overlook. 10/10.
“Heartbeat” is a touching song that stirs up old emotions. It reminds me personally of why I fell in love with Underwood in the first place. 10/10.
“Smoke Break” is the first song I heard from this album, and it has a fabulous message. It is a song about literally needing a break from it all. “She said, I don’t smoke, but sometimes I need a smoke break.” 10/10.
“Choctaw County Affair” has a different sound than what Underwood fans might be used to, but its variation to her other songs makes it sound more astounding. Sometimes, I couldn’t even tell if it was Carrie singing. Of course, I mean this in a good way. 7/10.
“Like I’ll Never Love You Again” is similar to Heartbeat, yet it has a softer sound. Carrie’s voice sound purer in this song than in Heartbeat. It’s kind of like comparing an acoustic version of a song to the original. 7/10.
“Chaser” is strong, yet soothing at the same time. That is the kind of effect that only Carrie can compose. 8/10.
“Relapse” is by far not only the best song on this album, but the best Underwood song of all time. It is the kind of song that makes the audience want to cry while belting it out at the same time. I’d give it the improper rating of 11/10.
“Clock Don’t Stop” has, like Choctaw County Affair, a slightly different sound than Carrie’s usual songs. I love seeing her use different techniques to make her music more interactive, as if she’s directing her song at whoever is listening. 10/10
“The Girl You Think I Am” is a touching song about the love between woman and her father. 6/10.
“Mexico” makes me want to go to Mexico. Of course, that’s more because of Underwood’s voice and not the actual words. The actual words make Mexico sound scary. But it’s not…I think…9/10.
“What I Never Knew I Always Wanted” is a personal song for Carrie, written about her husband and her child. Her love for her family radiates through the words. 7/10.
“Little Girl, Don’t Grow Up Too Fast” is worth spending the extra money for the Target Exclusive CD. 8/10.