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

Universal acclaim- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 46
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 46
  3. Negative: 5 out of 46
  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!