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Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 54
  2. Negative: 5 out of 54

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  1. MattE
    Sep 30, 2005
    This record seems contrived and forced.
  2. zavoh
    Oct 10, 2005
    The best thing i can say about this release is that he's managed to convince the critics that he's made a legitimate, stripped down alt/country record again. This disc has about as much soul as a Toby Keith record, sans the Monday Night Football ethic. Skip this drivel and take a listen to the Tarbox Ramblers or Freakwater.
  3. DG
    Oct 13, 2005
    I really liked Cold Roses. The band collaboration, the songs, a solid, really good album all the way. But this one is just plain bad. A previous reviewer said it best as it really does sound forced and contrived. When one considers some of the great albums he hasn't officially released such as 48 hrs or the Suicide Handbook, this one takes the heap and should have been kept buried.
  4. HingusH
    Jan 13, 2006
    I agree with the Toby Keith without any (ANY) talent. This record is a real stinker. P-U!!!!
  5. mattbarberb
    Nov 3, 2005
    To compare this record to a Toby Keith record is crazy. Toby has more talent in his little finger than Ryan has in his whole sickly body!

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jacksonville City Nights still ranks as one of Adams' stronger albums, not just because he's returning to his rootsy roots -- after all, this isn't alt-country, this is pure country -- but because it maintains a consistent mood, is tightly edited and well sequenced, and thanks to the Cardinals, has the easy assurance of Cold Roses
  2. His most straightforward country music to date.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    Somebody tell this man to take a vacation. [30 Sep 2005, p.94]