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Barely Famous Hits (BMG, 2005)

Warren Brothers

Reviewed by Michael Sudhalter

If nothing else, Brett and Brad Warren show that they can look back on their brief popularity in country music with some good-hearted laughter. The rock-oriented duo's song "Sell A Lot of Beer," sums up the career of popular nightclub performers: "I don't sell a lot of records, but I sure sell a lot of beer."

Warren Brothers' fans will like the group's standard fare, which includes hits like "Guilty," "Move On" and "That's the Beat of a Heart," while casual country music fans will probably skip this disc, their third for the label, which already has dropped them twice.

While the Warrens review their past, they also provide a glimpse into the future with "Change" - a song about a guy waiting for his luck to turn around. Perhaps the most interesting song is "Hey Mr. President," a nonpartisan ode to the large responsibilities of a president with the line "I ain't no Democrat, I ain't no Republican." In a world full of strong messages from Toby Keith to Steve Earle, it's nice to hear a nice middle of the road political song.

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Barely Famous Hits, 2005

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