Borderline With their 1991 debut, Brooks and Dunn brought a freshness back to country-rock, only to lapse into second-rate formula on their sophomore album. On the… Borderline With their 1991 debut, Brooks and Dunn brought a freshness back to country-rock, only to lapse into second-rate formula on their sophomore album. On the… Brooks & Dunn Country
Music Review

Borderline (1996)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Brooks & Dunn; Genre: Country

With their 1991 debut, Brooks and Dunn brought a freshness back to country-rock, only to lapse into second-rate formula on their sophomore album. On the fourth outing Borderline, they hit and miss, veering from sturdy ballads to infectious dance songs with cliched lyrics about lonely truckers, bored housewives, and drinking-her-off-my-mind. One high spot: a remake of the vaguely calypsonian ''My Maria.''

Originally posted Apr 19, 1996 Published in issue #323 Apr 19, 1996 Order article reprints
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