RELEASE
August 27, 1990
LABEL
Liberty
GENRES
Country, Country-Pop, Contemporary Country, New Traditionalist

Album Review

Essentially, Garth Brooks's second album, No Fences, follows the same pattern as his debut, but it is a more assured and risky record. Brooks still performs neo-traditional country, such as the honky tonk hit "Friends in Low Places," but now he twists it around with clever pop hooks. Those pop/rock influences are most apparent on the ballads, which alternate between sensitive folk-rock and power ballad bombast. But what makes No Fences such a success is how seamlessly he blends the two seemingly opposing genres, and how he chooses a set of material that makes his genre-bending sound subtle and natural. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the songs are consistently entertaining, either.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. The Thunder Rolls
  2. New Way to Fly
  3. Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House
  4. Victim of the Game
  5. Friends in Low Places
  6. Wild Horses
  7. Unanswered Prayers
  8. Same Old Story
  9. Mr. Blue
  10. Wolves