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

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. 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.
  2. It may not be country, but that doesn't matter; When the Sun Goes Down is winning, sturdy mainstream pop.
  3. Finds him singing as the no-sweat superstar he's become.
  4. Blender
    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. Entertainment Weekly
    Songs about island escapes and carefree postadolescence abound. [6 Feb 2004, p.140]
  6. Chesney shows development here as a writer, and past success ensures him top-shelf material.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 45
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 45
  3. Negative: 4 out of 45
  1. JasonQ
    Dec 29, 2006
    This is a great song. It is now one of my favorites.
  2. danettef
    Jun 24, 2006
    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
    kenny's best yet!