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|Brooks & Dunn|
Genres: Country, Pop
What I like about Brooks & Dunn is they never pretend to be anything more than what they are--entertainers whose main goal in life is to come up with hits so catchy they'll grab your attention through the tinniest radio sp... more »
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What I like about Brooks & Dunn is they never pretend to be anything more than what they are--entertainers whose main goal in life is to come up with hits so catchy they'll grab your attention through the tinniest radio speaker ever stuck in a pickup. Unlike, say, Garth Brooks or James Michael Montgomery, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn never pass themselves off as profound philosophers or social commentators. For this duo, lyrics are just an excuse to belt out a big, juicy chorus hook, usually over an equally sizable dance beat. It helps, of course, that both men are fine singers, but just as important is the fact that almost every song on "Borderline," their fourth album, contains a terrific refrain and almost nothing else that might get in the way. -- Geoffrey Himes
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Kathleen L. (katlupe) from OXFORD, NY
Reviewed on 9/25/2006...
This something to have
Gail Simpson | vancouver,canada | 04/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Boderline is going to go down in County Music History as one of the best CDs.It offers something for a true lover of Country Music"
'Borderline' is great both sides of the border
Fireball | Toronto | 08/27/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The first single / track here and one of the most perfectly (actually, even better than the original!) covered songs ever is the muscular 'My Maria' , a song we are all so glad they remade into another classic.The western-cool cover/photo of the two is also appealing as well: back to the tunes!'Why Would I Say Goodbye' brnigs Kix Brooks over to the main mike and makes a smooth tune, like a mid-tempo love ballad. Smooth one and really well performed/produced.Here comes the gravel and dirt in 'Mama Gets Dressed Up For Nothing', a fun rockin' time that almost makes a full plegged rock tune with a buzzsaw attitude!Great ballads are the towering 'I Am That Man', and a more sad 'A Man This Lonely'. Just listen to Ronnie's soaring vocals on both tracks.Another highlight is with Kix Brooks neat little fun one 'More Than A Margerita', a song that makes into a non over the top spot, but very cool.The hard thing about a lot of the public and critics' complaints to artists is that certain songs that are neither oh-so sad or rockin/movin' seem to be excused as fillers. Some may be, but most of them - on any album - are not. They should be considered as rest stops, or ones that carry a calm smile. Why not after all of the sad heartaches or rompin and stompin'- even though both of these attitudes still make great songs."