An MCA Nashville Release; ℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.
No one blends genres better than Sam Hunt. Flawless production! This was my favorite album from last year (Future Nostalgia was close). Keep the innovation coming! Y’all can have your depressing, boring country from the 1900s lol (of course there are some great old country songs). Genres and artists should be allowed to grow. Kinfolks, Body Like a Backroad, Young Once, Hard to Forget, and Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s are my favorites.
I cannot stand all the haters on the comments / reviews here. Seriously? Do not worry Sam. Haters gonna hate. That's what they do. Is it country? No. Is it pop? No. Is it R &B? No. Is it Rap? No. It is unique. Yes, you either probably like it or you don't. we are all a product of nature and nurture. Sam's songs perfectly exude that perspective, and he lets us into many of the corners in his personal world. In that aspect, it's no wonder his fans are so loyal. They feel like they genuinely know him. In any regard, his soulful lyrics are on another level compared to most other trash mainstream music out there nowadays. Keep on being yourself, Sam. You have a long career in this game if you want it!
I love Sam hunt so much, and I was so excited for a new album. Though it wasn’t what I was totally expecting, it’s still amazing. I wish he would’ve had more new songs, instead of 6 previously released singles, but every song is amazing. I love Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90’s & Young Once
Sam Hunt is a great country artist who signs about drinking, girls and heartbreak. He is a gifted singer and writer and is the future of country music. I love his style and emotion he produces with his music.
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!