Good Time

  • Record Label: Arista
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2008
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. It's an unusually rich, solidly traditional country record with 17 songs, all written by Jackson, a first in his 18-year recording career.
  2. Jackson composed all 17 tunes this time, and almost every cut is steeped in contentedness. [7 Mar 2008, p.93]
  3. It demonstrates that Jackson is as comfortable with the poppier side of country as he is with the harder stuff, and he can deliver it without seeming as if he's pandering, a feat that is almost as impressive as those generic detours he's taken in the past few years.
  4. This is another Alan Jackson record that will stand the test of time.
  5. The collection's 17-song canvas is sufficiently broad to hold the spirited, honky tonk-laced jaunt of the title track and the softly pulsating, organ-laced gospel of 'If Jesus Walked the World Today.'
  6. Good Time is a thoughtfully crafted, warmly contemplative survey of contemporary country sounds by one of Nashville's most dependable singers.
  7. At over 70 minutes, remarkably long for country music, Good Time has the relaxed tone of an album designed to let Jackson do a little bit of everything, to showcase why he’s a star.
  8. Good Time is old-school in the sense that he’s bypassed Nashville’s army of songwriters to pen all 17 songs himself, and modern in the sense that at least half of the 17 slide by your ears without making much of an impression.
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. DanielC.
    May 9, 2008
    10
    Great album...!!!
  2. PhilZ.
    Mar 15, 2008
    10
    Breathtaking album : Alan is "back like in the good old times". Tremendous songs like "long long way" or "1976" : that's what I call Breathtaking album : Alan is "back like in the good old times". Tremendous songs like "long long way" or "1976" : that's what I call Country Music, man ! Full Review »
  3. WilliamB.
    Mar 9, 2008
    0
    Its time to retire.