YMMV / Luke Bryan

  • Author's Saving Throw: Due to the poor reception of "That's My Kind of Night", his label rushed the song to #1 on Mediabase and instantly followed up with the much better received "Drink a Beer".
  • Broken Base: "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 The New '10s. It became more of a broken base after Zac Brown called it the worst song he'd ever heard. Other artists, including Jason Aldean, 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.
  • Critical Dissonance: Reviews of his work tend to be generally lukewarm, but he's one of the hottest-selling country artists.
  • First Installment Wins: Some fans feel this way about I'll Stay Me due its less pop-influenced sound compared to his later work.
  • Ear Worm: "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)", "Rain is a Good Thing", and "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye".
  • Heartwarming Moments: "Most People Are Good":
    I believe most people are good
    And most mama's oughta qualify for sainthood
    I believe most Friday nights look better under neon or stadium lights
    I believe you love who you love
    Ain't nothing you should ever be ashamed of
    I believe this world ain't half as bad as it looks
    I believe most people are good
  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks!:
    • 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".
    • And again of "Kick the Dust Up", a borderline pop rap-influenced party jam that many critics are considering a weak rehash of "That's My Kind of Night", which as mentioned above, was already considered one of his worst songs.
    • Yet again with "Move", which many people are calling a watered-down rehash of "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)".
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The sentimental "Drink a Beer", dedicated to (but not written about) a brother and a sister whom he lost in childhood.
    • "Fast" can be a touching song for those who like to treasure their lives.