Our Movie Reviews Chris Gaines: Greatest Hits
Artist: Chris Gaines
Average Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Last Reviewed On: August 20, 2000 (by Michelle)

Michelle's Review:
3 out of 5 stars on August 20, 2000

I absolutly love Garth Brooks. I have for several years. He just doesn't seem to be able to put out a bad song. I love prettymuch everything he has done. Chris Gaines, is Garth's Rock and Roll alter-ego. No, it isn't a career shift, it's just a role of a fake musician he is playing for an upcoming movie to be released who knows when. So background all set, we're off to explore the career of this made up rock star. A few things about this album don't come off right to me however. One, if Chris is supposed to be a Rock star, I wonder how he got that title judging by this Greatest Hits collection. There is very little rock and roll here, most of it to me, sounds more like adult contemporary then actual Rock. Of course, when I think of rock, I think of Van Halen, or Ozzy or something, not this. But I guess it could fit under the catagory of soft rock. Sometimes Garth sounds like himself, and other times he doesn't sound like Garth at all. I tend to think some of the songs that are supposed to be from Chris' earlier albums have Garth's voiced altered a bit to sound younger. But who knows, it wouldnt surprise me if Garth got that sound all by himself. The songs on their own stand up for the most part. I think we're missing a big part of the picture though, and I assume that will be filled in once the movie is released and we understand Chris better, but until then, the album is a good listen, I enjoy it quite a bit. And would recommend it to people, but don't ask me to explain the backstory of the fictional character to you cause people just don't seem to get it. *shrug*
-- Scott and Michelle