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Greatest Hits (Asylum, 2000)

Bryan White

Reviewed by Dan MacIntosh

Although Bryan White has never exactly been a critic's favorite, you can't argue with the "Greatest Hits" title of this album. It contains 6 number 1s, 1 top 5, 2 top 10s and 2 brand new tracks. But this Lawton, Okla. native only has two speeds: Head over heels in love or hopelessly heartbroken, without any in between.

From the childhood sweetheart ode of "Rebecca Lynn," to the wedding-ready duet with Shania Twain of "From This Moment On," this disc contains plenty of what Elvis Costello might call sticky valentines.

It's either that kind of ignorant bliss or the sort of regrets found in "I'm Not Supposed To Love You Anymore" or the new single "How Long."

White comes off as a community theater actor who is trying on different costumes for size, without ever donning his own duds. Where's a little insight into his personal feelings? Is he nothing more than the black or white outfit he wears? As his last name implies, White could use a lot more color in his material.

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