* BrokenBase: "That's My Kind of Night", in particular the hip-hop beat and the fact that he name-drops T-Pain, is easily his most polarizing song. Fans of the song find it to be a fun jam, while its detractors view it as one of the biggest examples of "bro-country" in TheNewTens. It became more of a broken base after {{Music/Zac Brown|Band}} called it the worst song he'd ever heard. Other artists, including Music/JasonAldean, Justin Moore, and Dallas Davidson (the song's co-writer and a former college roommate of Bryan's) have spoken out in defense of Bryan.
* CriticalDissonance: Reviews of his work tend to be generally [[{{Pun}} lukewarm]], but he's one of the hottest-selling country artists.
* EarWorm: "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)", "Rain is a Good Thing", and "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye".
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Said of "Crash My Party", a big melancholy midtempo just like "I Don't Want This Night to End", "Drunk on You", and "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye".
* TearJerker: The sentimental "Drink a Beer", in memory of a brother and a sister whom he lost in childhood.