It's one of those weird "Red Solo Cup"-esque songs that just make you pause for a minute and go "What...".
Though this is far from being what Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup' was I don't hate it. The critic inside me does indeed hate this, but the casual music listener inside me thinks it's fun and catchy
Let's start with the positives:
The production is suprisingly restrained throughout most of the song and there's a cool vibe to Aldean's performance
Now the negatives
The lyrics are so unbelievably stupid. The "Joe, Joe, Joe Diffie" chant is almost embarassing and the production is loud and obnoxious on the chorus.
Perhaps the biggest flaw of "1994" is that it was released over "Black Tears", "This Nothin' Town", "Night Train", "Drink One For Me" and "Talk".
All in all, I can see why one would hate this, I can see why one would quite like this.
I assume this will be critically hated (it's already recieved a 1-star rating and an "F"), but personally my head's a bit jumbled on my thoughts and I can't think of a fair grade so I'll just say this: