Although it has a few rough spots, Mark Nesler's debut album I'm Just That Way is a promising first effort from the Texan singer/songwriter. Prior to releasing his debut, he had been known as a professional songwriter -- he wrote Tim McGraw's number one hit "Just to See You Smile" -- and his craft is evident throughout the album. At times, the craft overwhelms any individual identity Nesler might have, but the moments where it all comes together -- the songwriting, the clean production, the appealing, laid-back delivery -- it becomes clear that Nesler could reach great heights, given the proper collaborators and artistic environment.
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AllMusic Review by Thom Owens