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|Brooks & Dunn|
#1's...And Then Some
Genres: Country, Pop
2009 two CD compilation from the Country superstars, who are splitting in 2010 after 20 years as a hitmaking duo. True to its title, this 30-song, double-disc collection features classic hits and chart-toppers and two new ... more »
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2009 two CD compilation from the Country superstars, who are splitting in 2010 after 20 years as a hitmaking duo. True to its title, this 30-song, double-disc collection features classic hits and chart-toppers and two new tracks, including the duo's current smash, 'Indian Summer.' The most comprehensive collection to date for Brooks & Dunn fans, #1s And Then Some spans a whopping 23 singles to hit the top of the country airplay charts over the past 18 years, from such early classics as 'Neon Moon' and 'That Ain't No Way to Go' to their anthemic 'Only In America,' 'Red Dirt Road,' 'Play Something Country,' and many more, including their ACM and CMA Song of the Year winner, 'Believe.'
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Somewhat unnecessary compilation of admittedly-great songs
A. Gammill | West Point, MS United States | 09/09/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While it's hard to find fault with a collection spanning 20 years of number one hits from country's premiere duo, I do have a few observations that you might want to consider before picking this one up.
Brooks & Dunn have announced that they're calling it quits in 2010. OK, fine, they've had a great run and they deserve to sit down now. But what will almost certainly be their final album release is just another hits collection with 2 new songs? They've only released 2 albums since 2004's The Greatest Hits Collection, Vol. 2, so it seems a bit premature to be releasing another one. If anything, maybe they should have waited until the end of their final tour to release a comprehensive "Best Of" set.
I've always found "Number 1" compilations a bit troubling, in general. Inevitably, there were those great songs that fell just short of the top spot. In this case, hardcore fans and even casual listeners will miss "You Can't Take the Honkytonk Out of the Girl," "Hard Workin' Man," "My Heart is Lost to You," "Missing You" and many other favorites. And the reverse is true as well: It's hard for me to believe lesser compositions like "Husbands and Wives" and "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You" charted higher than the songs listed above. And good intentions aside, I could go several years without hearing the massively-overplayed "Believe" again.
Yes, I'm nit-picking. And as a long-time fan who has bought every album these guys have released, I have that right. The whole thing just seems a bit thrown-together for the sake of promoting the group's breakup. Even the guys' long tradition of the fictional liner-note adventures of "Slim and Howdy" have been replaced by a short & sweet "Thanks for the past 20 years" sentiment.
If you ARE a hardcore fan, you'll no doubt be getting this for the 2 new songs. And they're just fine. "Indian Summer" is a pleasant mid-tempo number, while "Honky Tonk Stomp" (featuring ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons) is great rough-and-rowdy tune. Technically, there's THREE new songs if you consider that the Reba McEntire version of "Cowgirls Don't Cry" was not previously available on a B & D album. But for those of us who have all the albums already, #1'S AND THEN SOME is, sadly, largely unnecessary."
20 years have gone by so fast!
Thomas J. White | Breaux Bridge, LA | 09/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Getting this CD comes with both joy, and some sorrow, knowing they are breaking up! I first met Ronnie & Kix in Amarillo,TX, and went on to help sell their CDs at KMART, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, Sam Goody, etc. From their first CD, hearing their music was always a joy. The songs on this CD will be songs I will play the rest of my life. There are ballads that make you think, and party songs that make you dance, what else can you ask for. I feel that Kix will enjoy making wine & don't be surprised if Ronnie has a great solo career. It's a great CD"
Could have been Great
music fan | 09/11/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"We have all heard most of this music and it is great, just not a third time. The three new songs are great (i include cowgirls don't cry as this is the only good version imop) the rest we now have for the third time. Had they dropped the #1 requirement and went with the "then some" we should have gotten the likes of Cowboy Town, Put a Girl in it, Building Bridges and Proud of the House we Built. Guess this is what we got. Do wish they were not splitting.