According to Entertainment Weekly writer Grady Smith they were. When some of his readers disagreed with his favorite country albums from 2013, he put together a video to prove his point.

On a YouTube Message he said:

 

“I hope country fans will stop settling for this derivative junk,”. “I love a dumb party song every once in a while (including some of these!), but when they’re the only flavor available, they get old very, very fast.”

 

Check out the video.