Another thing that makes Hunt stand out is his compassion for the girls he loves. In many bro-country songs on the radio today, the guy just want to make love to the girl and have a beer with her (I'm looking at you Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley.) But Hunt has some masterpieces of breakup songs in this album, bringing back the idea that maybe guys do actually care about the girl they bring home. Especially in "Break Up in a Small Town", where he feels "the county lines closing in on me" and he comments that "she's leaving the same mark in someone else's arms." Based on the radio these days, it's like no men have feelings, but Hunt brings the compassionate guy back into country music.
I disagree. This song was done way better by Urban. His vocals fit the song better and his guitar playing just makes the song. After hearing his version first and then hearing Hunt's version, "Cop Car" should have stayed just on Fuse and off of this album.
On the other hand, one highlight of this album is "Speakers." This song shows off Hunt's vocal ability more than any other song on the album. The lyrics are those of a typical bro-country song, with the must have inclusion of the tailgate, but the chorus makes it seem like it's way deeper than it is. He sings "I'm on fire" in a voice that make him seem like he's proclaiming his love for her. There's still a definite hip hop influence in this song, but it seems more like a traditional country song than any other song on the album.
This album could be considered country, but has so much outside influence it almost doesn't have a genre. In Hunt's case, it almost works for him. Almost.
Best Tracks: Break Up in a Small Town, Speakers, Ex to See
Throwaway Tracks: Raised On It, Cop Car
Overall Rating: 3 crowns