Picks and Pans Review: If You See Her

UPDATED 06/08/1998 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 06/08/1998 at 01:00 AM EDT

Brooks & Dunn (Arista)

In their eight-year collaboration, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have already become one of the bestselling duos of all time. Aesthetically, though, B&D have a way to go before they match the subtlety and musical sophistication of the top-selling team, Simon & Garfunkel, or that other two-man chorus, the Everly Brothers. This album, their sixth, is characteristically heavy on honky-tonky, ain't-we-the-good-ol'-boys tunes like "How Long Gone" and "Brand New Whiskey." The highlight, however, is a more thoughtful, calmer track, "If You See Him/If You See Her," a duet with Reba McEntire. And producer Don Cook and the boys were smart enough to dig up a sweet Micheal Smother-man-Greg Humphrey tune, "You're My Angel," and include the quirky Roger Miller song "Husbands and Wives." Because nobody expects the duo to become touchy-feely Sensitive New Age Guys, this adds up to a fairly entertaining package that shouldn't disappoint their old fans, even if it doesn't win them many new ones.

Bottom Line: Familiar-sounding honky-tonk from the boot-scootin' boys

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters