Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing - 9046


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Usually ready in 4 hours It's tempting to read these songs--many about hope in the face of potential heartbreak--as an adjunct to Keith Urban's own tabloid-fodder life, which lately reads "ex-junkie country star marries Nicole Kidman, enters rehab." But his three previous albums have similar dark undertones. That would also be an underestimation of Urban's creative powers, which are broad enough to balance assembly-line Nashville pop with emotionally fine-tuned artistry. Breezy rockers like "Faster Car," sweet hooky ballads like "Shine," and readymade big-chorus hits like "Once in a Lifetime" rub elbows with more complex numbers like "I Can't Stop Loving You"--an essay about sad courage that starts with an acoustic guitar and adds instrumental textures as it unfolds--and "Stupid Boy," a tale of loss and self-discovery. It's no coincidence that both those songs climax with Urban's own crying guitar solos. As a player, his bold, midrange-heavy tone complements his most nuanced vocal performances. Another highlight is "Raise the Barn," which Urban co-wrote and sings with Ronnie Dunn. The cheerful tune, inspired by the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, is a tribute to the durability of the human spirit--a subject Urban seems to know more than a little about. --Ted Drozdowski More Keith Urban Be Here Golden Road Keith Urban Product Description The fourth studio album from one of country music's biggest superstars - the highly-anticipated follow-up to Triple-Platinum BE HERE - is set to further propel Urban as one of music's most prolific talents. BE HERE includes the hit single "Once in a Lifetime". Review Brass-flecked tracks like "Shine" and "Faster Car" show he's best when he skips the singalong arena choruses; leaner productions like "Stupid Boy" show he's accomplished in ballads, unafraid to scuff up his smoothness. -- Rolling Stone This is a well-made and slightly unpredictable album. [6 Nov 2006] -- The New York Times [It] rocks harder and is more diverse than its three predecessors. [18 Nov 2006] -- Billboard
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