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I’m not one to hate but anyone who pretends that this is country or that most of the stuff on the radio is country, is just wrong. I didn’t listen to this album, so this is more of a critique on Sam Hunt, even though I’ve heard all of the singles off this album. (And why I left 5 stars). If Sam Hunt likes making this style of music, do country music a favor and move to pop and please quit telling people that you are country. P.S. “Hard to Forget” sounds like Peewee Herman getting it dry from behind.
It’s not terrible music, though I personally don’t care for it very much. However, in no way is this country music, this is just abusing the charts because it wouldn’t do as well on the pop charts. Please Sam don’t call yourself country. 🤙
I love Sam Hunt and “Kinfolks” is a really fun song, but I heard half these songs live when he opened for Luke Bryan in 2018, so this album wasn’t worth waiting five and a half years for.
I HATE that I even have to give this a one star is not worth even one. Is so negative it’s not funny. Your not country. Stop even trying. I heard hard to forget today and I wanna pound my head into a wall. There is nothing country about your music and it ruins country radio for people who actually like country music. Jump ship to pop like Taylor swift and do us a favor and send her back to where she belongs.
Sam Hunt is clearly confused and so are his producers. They really try hard to keep their feet in both genres...pop and country. The reviewers here to claim he is Country have been indoctrinated by massive promotion budgets and radio decision-makers who buy into the marketing and promotion. Let's forget about what Sam is, or is not. The songwriting is weak and copycat. I didn't hear anything that screamed great creative lyrics. Lyrically, it's more of the same, "she's hot" or "she's my girl" or "she's gone" etc etc. No new ideas. We're heard it all before. The stuf that purports to be country is like trickey. They throw in a steel guitar for a moment and, well, I guess we are to believe that makes it country. Not. It's an okay stab at....something. I would ask Sam...would do you want to be when you grow up?
This isn't even a good Pop cd. I honestly don't know how you would discribe the "music" coming out of Trashville these days. There a few good artist, maybe even Sam Hunt, that if given the right material, might actually be able to sing. But, this is awful. No story lines, no melodies, not a bit catchy, not even sing-song. I hope Nashville will have a reemergence, but as it stands this is way way way worse then the late 70's. And unfortunately I don't see a Randy Travis, An Alabama, A Reba McEntire, The Judds, A Janie Fricke, A Kathy Mattea, A John Conley or even A Earl Thomas Conley..... to save it this time
It cracks me up with how many people claim “this isn’t country”, “this is hip-hop”, blah blah blah. This is growth, collaboration, fine-tuning, and evolving. Country is evolving and making different types of county music is expected with each new album. If you don’t like it, you have the ability to choose the songs you like; isn’t that what streaming/purchasing is all about. I have followed the growth for some time now. I enjoy the journey Sam has set and am looking forward to seeing more! Don’t let the haters stop you!
Then what is Dan and Shay. I think they are the new Wham! The real country died when Hag died. If you don’t know who Hag is then you don’t know country. Sam you’re the man. Saw you at Wheatland when Maren Morris opened for you. Sam keep rocking the tunes dude.
2016 is an ok song, but the rest of the album falls back to the same boring, vapid uninteresting formula the first album had. Nothing new here. Sam Hunt does nothing to help country music. I wish he would just go full pop and be done with it.
Sam Hunt, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, etc. this is the new era of country. This is next gen! Today’s country is always a new style. Instead of cowboy boots 24/7 we have Nike sneakers, fishnet hets, and so much more🙌🏼.