• Record Label: BNA
  • Release Date: Feb 3, 2004
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. It may not be country, but that doesn't matter; When the Sun Goes Down is winning, sturdy mainstream pop.
  2. Finds him singing as the no-sweat superstar he's become.
  3. Songs about island escapes and carefree postadolescence abound. [6 Feb 2004, p.140]
  4. 30
    So easygoing they're like going nowhere, his voyages to the beaches, beers and frathouse memories are easier journeys than the saccharine mountaineering that occupies the rest of the disc. [May 2004, p.119]
  5. Chesney shows development here as a writer, and past success ensures him top-shelf material.
  6. Chesney doesn't go in much for lyrical subtlety or artfulness but sticks to a heart-on-sleeve directness that makes his a characteristically American voice.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 35
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 35
  3. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. JasonQ
    Dec 29, 2006
    10
    This is a great song. It is now one of my favorites.
  2. danettef
    Jun 24, 2006
    10
    I feel a connection! but only I can be the one to share that, in person..reality is here but spirituality comes from from understanding!
  3. NickM
    Nov 22, 2005
    10
    kenny's best yet!