Some Hearts (2005) Among the Idol classes, Carrie Underwood was refreshing — but now that she's going up against country's big girls with the release of Some Hearts… 2005-11-15 Carrie Underwood Country
Music Review

Some Hearts (2005)

COUNTRY GIRL Underwood underwhelms
Image credit: Carrie Underwood: Andrew Southam
COUNTRY GIRL Underwood underwhelms
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Nov 15, 2005; Lead Performance: Carrie Underwood; Genre: Country

Among the Idol classes, Carrie Underwood was refreshing — but now that she's going up against country's big girls with the release of Some Hearts, you mostly notice how even the best songs on this slick debut don't stack up against the worst on Sara's or Lee Ann's latest. Except for one tune where she keys a cheating boyfriend's car, it's all self-seriously soulful life-lessons stuff (there's even a song called ''Lessons Learned'') — music for young people who want to feel middle-aged. Next time, Carrie, have some fun, and play something country.

Originally posted Nov 23, 2005 Published in issue #852 Dec 02, 2005 Order article reprints