Hemingway's Whiskey - Kenny Chesney
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Hemingway's Whiskey, Kenny Chesney's first album in two years finds him slinging his usual mix of country beachcomber anthems and sensitive reminiscence.
  2. Mr. Chesney is playing with a different sort of relaxation here - not sun-bleached and fatigued, but genuinely troubled, and maybe narcotized. This is a Chesney that's only rarely appeared before.
  3. While there's little here that's new, Hemingway's Whiskey is another well-wrought articulation of Chesney's musical world that will doubtless make its presence felt when he returns to selling out stadiums next summer.
  4. Dec 20, 2010
    60
    Hemingway's Whiskey is very much par for the course. [Dec 2010, p.114]
  5. Monochromatic can also be read as reliable, giving the people what they want and with Chesney, that's an easy, relaxed good timeā€¦it's just, now that he's in his 40s, he makes records designed for a quiet weekend afternoon at home instead of a Friday night kegger.
  6. He's a troubadour for the suburbs, a guy who sings about middle-class life with a plainspoken mixture of wistfulness and humor.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 12, 2013
    9
    I honestly cannot believe the critics do not like this album (I agree with the critics most of the time) but this is the closest thing to goldI honestly cannot believe the critics do not like this album (I agree with the critics most of the time) but this is the closest thing to gold I have ever seen in music; beside Kendrick Lamar's Good kid maad city. There is not a bad song on the album. Yes, I will content that the lyrics are not Emily Dickinson or Walt Whitman good, but they are not Jason Aldean simple either. This album is funny, sad, sobering, hyper...Everything that is Kenny Chesney. Full Review »
  2. Jun 30, 2012
    9
    Kenny takes a bit of a risk here moving away from his typical on a vacation in the tropics sound. An goes a little dark. An it pays off . TheKenny takes a bit of a risk here moving away from his typical on a vacation in the tropics sound. An goes a little dark. An it pays off . The songs a have an intimate feel and he sings the lyrics with a real sense of conviction. Bravo Kenny, it's your best album in years. Full Review »