Carrie Underwood - Cry Pretty
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #577 / 716
User Score
Based on 43 ratings
2018 Ratings: #571
September 14, 2018 / Release Date
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Capitol Nashville / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

Underwood's deliberate maturation doesn't come at the expense of what she's done before. Instead, it deepens and enrichens what was already there-as any good maturation would-and the result is an album as satisfying as it is surprising.

83
A.V. Club

It’s not surprising that sixth album Cry Pretty ... contains significant emotional depth; the title track is her own rallying cry to get through this exceptionally trying year.

75
Consequence of Sound

Carrie Underwood has taken some modest political risks without changing her full-throated style. She knows what she’s good at, and Cry Pretty is full of the kind of songs that made her one of the most popular artists in the world.

70
Rolling Stone

The singer’s big-box country tackles gun violence and addiction alongside heartbreak and early-AM booty calls.

64
Paste

On her new album Cry Pretty, Carrie Underwood belts out rafters-reaching country anthems, incorporates dance and hip-hop beats into her radio-ready twang-pop and even dips her toe into politically charged waters on a couple of songs.

60
Exclaim!

The album is frustrating, with no middle ground, and the strengths don't quite make up for the weaknesses.

40
The Guardian

Take 75% uplift, add 20% melancholy, top up with 5% not actually contentious controversy, and voilà: Cry Pretty.

Doggotron
100
I've never listened to any of Carrie's albums in full before. I was completely blown away by this. I remember loving her song 'Blown Away' years and years ago. It was the first song I was able to fully memorize. This album is so beautiful. So many beautiful heartfelt songs and topics like a family's loss from gun violence or drinking problems.

'Cry Pretty' is honestly a beautiful song. I nearly came to tears hearing it in full for the first time. 'Ghosts On The Stereo' and 'Low' also ... read more
alrightstill
67
não é grande coisa, mas pensei que seria pior.
dcritic
78
Review: I'm not one of the biggest fans of pop-country, but the way she mixed the two rhythms really got me, the lyrics are beautiful, I also loved the guitar solo on some songs, a great album.

Songs:

01• Cry pretty- 80/100
02• ghosts on the more- 74/100
03• low- 75/100
04• backsliding- 77/100
05• southbound- 75/100
06• tstwstmlt- 87/100
07• drinking alone- 78/100
08• the bullet- 76/100
08• spinning bottles- 80/100
09• love wins- ... read more
FrankD
62
Fav Tracks: Cry pretty, Spinning Bottles, The Champion
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END OF YEAR LISTS

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Track List

  1. Cry Pretty
  2. Ghosts On The Stereo
  3. Low
  4. Backsliding
  5. Southbound
  6. That Song That We Used To Make Love To
  7. Drinking Alone
  8. The Bullet
  9. Spinning Bottles
  10. Love Wins
  11. End Up With You
  12. Kingdom
  13. The Champion (feat. Ludacris)
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Added on: May 6, 2018