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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Kenny Chesney - The Road And The Radio

Country day on The B Side seems to be approaching a certain theme - I may have run through all the 'modern' country a little too fast, as the last few seem to be that older, methodical country that I'm not a huge fan of. I do enjoy some of the background on this record - it has a few more beats and more than a twang guitar compliment. I don't think Road and Radio offers much substance lyrically - but overall it was more entertaining for me than Randy Travis. I wouldn't put this high on my list of stuff to listen to - but I wouldn't totally shut it off either. It sounds like this record was put out at a very odd time in his life, he got married, divorced and put out 2 records all in one calendar year. This being the 2nd album he released in 2005, and after all the personal shenanigans took place - I think it's completely reasonable that this one feels rushed out. Especially later in the record the tracks all start to blend in and feel the same. I guess I'm not sure whether to think Chesney has a sound all on his own or if he's trying to blend styles a little bit from some inspirations of his. Perhaps I'll have to listen to more Chesney in the future.

1. Road and the Radio, The
2. Living in Fast Forward
3. Who You'd Be Today
4. You Save Me
5. Summertime
6. In a Small Town
7. Beer in Mexico
8. Freedom
9. Tequila Loves Me
10. Somebody Take Me Home
11. Like Me

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Who You'd Be Today
2. Summertime
3. You Save Me

2 out of 5 stars


  1. don't care for kenny chesney. review some brad paisley instead. and then some metal. like, testament's 'low.'

  2. Brad Paisley is now on the list. Do you have a specific album you'd like to me post?

    Testament also added. I think you also wanted a certain Slipknot album too? Let me know what that was.