The Road And The Radio - Kenny Chesney

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 7 This is Chesney doing what he does so very well, and his legions of fans will eat it up. [12 Nov 2005]
  2. Chesney sticks with what he knows best: drinking ("Beer in Mexico"), driving ("Somebody Take Me Home") and raising his glass to everyday heroes ("Who You'd Be Today").
  3. It's a far more sobering work than his previous album. [9 Nov 2005]
  4. The problem with The Road and the Radio is that the songs just aren't very memorable.
  5. More arena-ready and less ickily ponderous than this year's Be As You Are, though not as fun as the frat-rocking honkytonk from his earlier albums. [1 Dec 2005, p.128]
  6. He sounds ragged, out of tune in places. He simply doesn't sing as well as he used to.
  7. 40
    The melodies are strikingly generic for a star act. [Dec 2005, p.144]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jun 30, 2012
    A solid album from one of country music's staples. Kenny delivers a fun album that fans can listen to and enjoy. Highlights off this LP are: Summertime, Who You'd be Today, Beer In Mexico and Living In Fast Forward. Full Review »
  2. SadieD
    Feb 12, 2006
    I love all of Kenny Chesney's CD/songs. I love his taste in music. He will never be bad for me.
  3. VaughnA
    Dec 20, 2005
    Merle Haggard once commented about the current crop of Nashville performers, "This isn't country music. It isn't even good rock and roll". Kenny Chesney is the epitome of that statement. It's puka-bead music for still-in-the-closet frat boys. He sucks, and as his ex-wife declared, "He's a fraud". Full Review »