Review: Garth Brooks’ Enthusiasm Cannot Save Flat ‘Gunslinger’ Material

Garth Brooks’ 10th album is ‘Gunslinger.’

Garth Brooks swung back into action two years ago with his first album in 13 years, Man Against Machine, like someone with something to prove. But on his 10th LP the country superstar sounds more like he’s fulfilling obligations, striking a series of familiar and expected Garth-like poses. “Honky Tonk Somewhere,” about searching for a bar where he can cut loose, lacks the necessary wild desperation, and “Weekend” is a breezy Kenny Chesney-style cocktail that’s short at least one shot of rum….