review: Little Toy Guns-Carrie Underwood (19 Recordings/Arista)

If you get your new stuff from Play MPE and if you haven’t yet heard this one, try this: before you listen to the song, click on the “hook” link and listen to that. Does it sound like anything you’d want to listen to all the way through? I think not. And the vocal gyrations on display here are out of sync with the subject matter of a little girl being emotionally traumatized by the screaming arguments her parents are having. That’s something that should be sung about softly, more Norah Jones intimacy than Broadway show belting.