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  • Summary: The 11th album for the Knoxville, Tennessee-born country singer.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. The sincere, average-Joe appeal of Just Who I Am--the whole to which Chesney's various personas add up--will likely resonate with fans in the back row of the stadiums he favors, long after all of the records slide down the charts.
  2. Mr. Chesney’s new album, which is being released today and has one of the worst titles he has ever come up with, along with some of the best music.
  3. Chesney gets better with age. There are radio hits here: 'Never Wanted Nothing More' has already hit No. 1 and second single 'Don't Blink' is off to a fast start, but there's depth, too.
  4. In 'Dancin' For The Groceries,' a young mother misses her kids, who are at home brushing their teeth before bed while she tries to buck up and strip for a living yet again. Such sentiment is more the rule than the exception on an album that proves surprisingly haunting.
  5. Anyone still looking for a sure bet will find one in this album.
  6. 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.
  7. 60
    It feels like a record assembled by a focus group. [Oct 2007, p.107]

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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
    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. Expand
  2. StephanieS.
    Sep 20, 2007
    The new cd is awesome. I can't stop listening to it! Kenny's voice is amazing and every song grabs you and makes you listen to the story.
  3. sharonr.
    Sep 20, 2007
    I loved it!!!!
  4. RobinB.
    Oct 5, 2007
    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. Expand
  5. NickM.
    Dec 6, 2007
    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 Expand
  6. Matt
    Sep 24, 2007
    Don't pay any mind to the recording company stooges in the "USER ratings" section who give this one phony "10"s pretending to be normal people....this album is not only far from perfect, it's actually not very good at all. Expand
  7. Luke
    Sep 26, 2007
    This is indulgent hillbilly music. Sounds like he's singing out of his gills. it must be that tight-jeaned charisma that got him the record deal. Collapse