YMMV / Jason Aldean

  • Covered Up: Many of his songs, surprisingly, were recorded by others first. "Why", "Amarillo Sky", and "Johnny Cash" were previously recorded by Shannon Brown (another Big & Rich protégé), McBride & the Ride, and Tracy Byrd, respectively. Also, "The Truth" was originally recorded by Trent Willmon, "My Kinda Party" recorded by country-rocker Brantley Gilbert, and "Dirt Road Anthem" recorded by Colt Ford (with Gilbert also co-writing the latter and singing on it).
  • Ear Worm: "I can take you for a ride on my big green tractor / We can go slow or make it go faster…"
  • First Installment Wins: His Self-Titled Album is often considered to usually be his best.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Big Green Tractor, with lyrics like "I can take you for a ride on my big green tractor / We can go slow or make it go faster..." / "Climb up in my lap and drive if you want to…" and "Oh yeah yeah / We can go to town / Or we can go another round / On my big green tractor" could be about driving a tractor, or it could be a Double Entendre.
  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks: Said of "Gonna Know We Were Here", which many people find to be a watered-down rewrite of "Tattoos on This Town".
  • Squick: Plenty of music reviewers find the base-breaking "Burnin' It Down" to not be sexy at all.
  • Sophomore Slump: Relentless is his lowest-selling album, and the only one not to produce a top 5 hit. But he rebounded with the third album and hasn't looked back.
  • Tear Jerker: "Laughed Until We Cried", particularly the verse about his grandpa and then the next verse about their newborn baby that they tried so long to have.