Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits: Decade #1 (2014) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/44.1kHz]

Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits: Decade #1 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1kHz  | Time – 01:40:27 minutes | 1,17 GB | Genre: Country, Pop Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | ©  Arista Nashville
Recorded: 2005-14

Greatest Hits: Decade #1 is the first greatest hits album by American singer Carrie Underwood, released on December 9, 2014, by Arista Nashville. A two-disc set, the release contains material from Underwood’s four studio albums: Some Hearts (2005), Carnival Ride (2007), Play On (2009) and Blown Away (2012). Two newly recorded songs were included: “Little Toy Guns” and the compilation’s first single, “Something in the Water”, which was released on September 29, 2014. The album also contains four additional tracks.

The compilation debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Top Country Albums charts, and set several records upon release, including having the biggest sales debut for a hits collection in any genre of music in more than six years and the biggest first-week sales for a female hits album in any genre in over nine years.

If the subtitle “Decade #1” seems too optimistic, consider this: back in 2004, few ever would’ve bet that the winner of the third season of American Idol would still be on the charts. A decade later, Carrie Underwood was a genuine superstar who left her television roots far behind. Greatest Hits: Decade #1 helps bury those early American Idol memories by sandwiching her coronation song “Inside Your Heaven” between two bombastic new songs (“Something in the Water,” the better of the two, opens up the proceedings, followed by “Little Toy Guns”) and “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” the song that truly kicked off her streak at the top of the country charts. Between 2005 and 2012, every song she released went to either number one or two on the Billboard country charts (“Some Hearts,” serviced to adult contemporary, went to 12 on the AC charts and isn’t here). Every one of those songs is here, along with the songs that stopped the streak: 2012’s “Two Black Cadillacs” and 2013’s “See You Again,” which peaked at four and seven respectively, positions that are hardly shabby. As the years progressed, Underwood embraced her divahood and the shift occurs with 2009’s “Cowboy Casanova,” a number one smash that opens the second disc of this double-disc hits disc. It’s a neat division but the 21 singles — which are supplemented by three demos that reveal Carrie works well in a stark setting, too — are of a piece, expertly constructed post-Shania and Faith Hill country-pop proving that Underwood is the new-millennial heir to their throne. -Stephen Thomas Erlewine

1-1 Something In The Water 3:59
1-2 Little Toy Guns 3:32
1-3 Inside Your Heaven 4:04
1-4 Jesus, Take The Wheel 3:46
1-5 Don’t Forget To Remember Me 4:00
1-6 Before He Cheats 3:20
1-7 Wasted 4:35
1-8 So Small 3:46
1-9 All-American Girl 3:33
1-10 Last Name 4:02
1-11 Just A Dream 4:45
1-12 I Told You So 4:20
2-1 Cowboy Casanova 3:58
2-2 Temporary Home 4:29
2-3 Undo It 2:57
2-4 Mama’s Song 4:01
2-5 Remind Me 4:15
2-6 Good Girl 3:25
2-7 Blown Away 4:00
2-8 Two Black Cadillacs 4:59
2-9 See You Again 4:08
2-10 How Great Thou Art (Live From ACM Presents: Girls’ Night Out) 4:47
2-11 So Small (Writing Session Worktape 1/24/07) 4:08
2-12 Last Name (Writing Session Worktape 1/22/07) 4:00
2-13 Mama’s Song (Writing Session Worktape 2/5/09) 3:54