Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Sep 11, 2007
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Just Who I Am just manages from sinking into adult contemporary murk, even if it's hard to shake the feeling that Chesney is spending too much time acting how his audience expects him to be instead of just being who he is.
  2. Blender
    60
    It feels like a record assembled by a focus group. [Oct 2007, p.107]
  3. The current reigning male vocalist of the year for both major country music organizations sticks to that blueprint for Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates, taking no chances on a collection full of slick, predictable hooks and an easygoing manner.
  4. Getting serious doesn't really suit him, especially with tedious ballads about finding the Lord.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. RyanM.
    Apr 29, 2008
    10
    This is a great album and I really like it, even though I am only 15. And you assh*les who rate it low because you don't like country This is a great album and I really like it, even though I am only 15. And you assh*les who rate it low because you don't like country should drop f*cking dead. Full Review »
  2. NickM.
    Dec 6, 2007
    7
    pretty good......although i do think that "wild ride" was done MUCH better by Diwght Yoakam, i do think that overall this cd was pretty good......although i do think that "wild ride" was done MUCH better by Diwght Yoakam, i do think that overall this cd was decent.......not great, but decent....certainly enjoyable Full Review »
  3. RobinB.
    Oct 5, 2007
    10
    Just shows how diverse Kenny can be and how he's still down home and remembers where he came from. Otherwise, he wouldn't have been Just shows how diverse Kenny can be and how he's still down home and remembers where he came from. Otherwise, he wouldn't have been able to help write these songs. He's staying humble and real. Full Review »