Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Most of this album is tuneful singer/songwriterism, particularly on the second side, where this album really takes off with a series of rolling, melodic, acoustic-based songs that truly demonstrate that Keith can be a sturdy, memorable songwriter.
  2. Toby Keith has developed into a superstar for a reason, and he keeps getting better.
  3. Much of the material on this album far surpasses anything he has done previously.
  4. There is care and artistry throughout.
  5. For the most part, Unleashed puts the grits and gravy back into mainstream country.
  6. Entertainment Weekly
    What this needs is a shot of Keith's humor, largely MIA here. [26 July 2002, p.69]
  7. Sadly, Keith's least-clever disc yet was almost completely written by him for the first time.
  8. Blender
    "Beer for My Horses," a rangy duet with Willie Nelson, and easy grooves like "Ain't It Just Like You" don't chase away the overbearing taste of "Red, White and Blue," the album's centerpiece first single. [#9, p.150]
  9. Q Magazine
    Nashville at its most belligerently formulaic. [Nov 2002, p.105]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 62
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 62
  3. Negative: 4 out of 62
  1. SamD
    Oct 11, 2005
    toby is terrible; lyrics: F Music: F Overall: HE JUST SUX
  2. CariM
    Jun 3, 2005
    Unleashed is my absolute favorite followed by Greatest Hits 2. Honkytonk is growing on me :)
  3. lisam
    Dec 18, 2004
    I love it. I love all of his songs. He is a great song writer,singer, and performer. you all that dont agree must have something wrong with you.