Of course we could start by discussing the album's first single "Leave the Night On," a pure rock track. As a rock track, this song might have been semi-decent, possibly even enjoyable. But the continued marketing of non-country songs as country makes this song just another thing to hate about turning on a mainstream country radio station.
The there's the album opener, "Take Your Time," and "Breakup in a Small Town," both of which feature spoken word, the latter of which even goes into rap (though that's hardly anything new, nowadays). "Breakup in a Small Town" lyrically actually shows some potential, but as mentioned earlier, this is one where the production and the use of rap and spoken word ruins the song.
"Ex to See" is likely the worst song on the album. Not only is it lyrically devoid of anything redeeming, but the music and the production is just plain crap as Sam Hunt makes his way through an electronic mess of music.
"Raised on It" is of course the typical song about how Sam is country because he was raised on a small town. There's nothing that says a song like this can't work: see Dean Brody's "People Know You By Your First Name" for a song about coming from a small town. Difference is that Brody doesn't sing about it as if that's what makes him country. Instead, for Sam Hunt, being from a small town makes him as country as anything; he may never actually say it, but that implication is there.
There are only two songs on the album which I didn't out and out hate: first was "Make You Miss Me," a song about a breakup with a girl where Hunt declares that everything will lead her to missing him. Lyrically, it's actually a strong song.song - one of the two strongest on the entire album. The production is a bit overdone, but Hunt doesn't drive into rap or spoken word, and it's not over electronified (is that a word?). It's not a song I would seek out, but it's also not one I would change the dial from either if it were to come on the radio.
The second song that I didn't despise was "Cop Car," which Hunt co-wrote (and was recorded by Keith Urban). Hunt's version is definitely a bit more pop, but like "Make You Miss Me," Hunt keeps this one more musical: no rap, no spoken word. There's some electronic work going on in the background, but it doesn't ruin the song entirely. It's also a very unique and original song with very original lyrics. Personally though, I still prefer Mitch Rossell's cover version of the song, mainly because it's just him and his guitar and the guy has great vocals.
Overall, this album is pretty bad. Only a few small aspects prevent it from being a total disaster, but those moments are few and far between. And the truth is, they're not worth weeding through the entire album to wait for the two decent songs in the collection.