Play On

Carrie Underwood accomplishes a good deal on her third album Play On. She reconfirms her stature as one of country’s outstanding female vocalists while making a bold play for the pop marketplace. Play On gives her a batch of superior tunes to apply her sterling vocals to, ranging from sweet folk-country numbers (“This Time,” “Quitter”) to sleek ‘n’ sassy twang-rockers (“Undo It”). Underwood harkens back to her hit “Before He Cheats” by tearing into a gallery of two-timing boyfriends on scathing tracks like “Cowboy Casanova” and “Songs Like This.” Anger isn’t the predominant note here, though — themes of gratitude (“Mama’s Song”), idealism (“Change”) and spiritual affirmation (“Temporary Home”) lend this album a positive glow. Underwood shows her innate grace as a singer on two aching ballads, “Someday When I Start Loving You” and “What Can I Say” (the latter a duet with Sons of Sylvia’s Ashley Clark). She soars mightily on the title track, infusing it with the fire of a personal credo. Play On combines technical excellence with genuine heart.

Album Tracks

Song Title Length
Look At Me 3:16
Unapologize 4:38
What Can I Say 3:57
Play On 3:39
Cowboy Casanova 3:55
Quitter 3:40
Mama's Song 4:00
Change 3:13
Undo It 2:58
Someday When I Stop Loving You 4:03
Songs Like This 2:37
Temporary Home 4:29
This Time 3:52

Lincoln Brewster Albums

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