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REVIEW: Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl”

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When it comes to Carrie Underwood songs, you could classify them into two categories:  “Lace Carrie” who sings sweet songs like “Don’t Forget To Remember Me,” “Temporary Home” and “Mama’s Song.”  Then there’s “Leather Carrie” who is more rockin’ with songs like “Before He Cheats,” “Cowboy Casanova” and “Undo It.”

With “Good Girl” Carrie breaks out the leather — with studs.

The song leaves little doubt where it’s going to take us from the very beginning with its rock guitar licks, head-nodding drum beat and contagious hand-clapping.  Then Carrie kicks in.  Or maybe better stated: she kicks it in!  Her delivery is smart, strong and sometimes even snarling.  There aren’t any of those long, powerful vocal moments that will bring everybody out of their seats when she sings it live in concert.  That’s okay as the song will already have people on their feet.  Besides, Carrie doesn’t need any of those “Mariah Carey” moments to prove her vocal power.  Her voice is in a class all by itself.  She’s so good, it would be easy to take her for granted.  It would be a sad day if that ever were to happen.