Mr. Misunderstood

Eric Church - Mr. Misunderstood
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2015 Ratings: #254 / 1003
User Score
Based on 35 ratings
Liked by 3 people
November 6, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI Nashville / Label
Country / Genres / Website
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Where The Outsiders was designed to dazzle, Mr. Misunderstood is built for the long haul: it settles into the soul, its pleasures immediate but also sustained.

Rolling Stone

It's no big shock to hear him big-upping Wilco's Jeff Tweedy (and even nicking one of his tunes) on this album, where he cleverly juggles genres and often leans on his somber singer-songwriter side.


The ten songs that make up the surprise new Mr. Misunderstood are a step back from the arena-scaled grandeur Church has been trading in for the past several years. Many of the songs feel like scaled-down counterparts to some of the best tracks on The Outsiders.

There are few suprises on an Eric Church album, but it includes excellent vocals, sophisticated musical choices, and strong storytelling chops. It’s a good thing these things haven’t changed.

A collection of more tender and gentle tunes following the more arena ready anthems of The Outsiders is a charming love letter to all of the country star’s influences. The overall more scaled back vibe might not be to certain fan’s liking, but the 10 tracks here are well made and Eric Church’s voice is as pleasant as it’s always been.


Favourites: Mr. Misunderstood, Mistress Named Music, Knives Of New Orleans, Round Here Buzz, Kill A Word and Record Year



best: mr. misunderstood, record year, kill a word, round here buzz, mixed drinks about feelings, knives of new orleans
worst: chattanooga lucy

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Track List

  1. Mr. Misunderstood
  2. Mistress Named Music
  3. Chattanooga Lucy
  4. Mixed Drinks About Feelings (feat. Susan Tedeschi)
  5. Knives of New Orleans
  6. Round Here Buzz
  7. Kill a Word
  8. Holdin' My Own
  9. Record Year
  10. Three Year Old
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Added on: November 5, 2015