Keith Urban Ė Love, Pain
& the Whole Crazy Thing
Album review by Brianna
is no surprise that Keith Urban is only becoming more
prominent and more liked every time he releases an album and
it isn't only his great voice and handsome good looks that
make him increasingly popular. That fact is made perfectly
clear when you hear his dynamic guitar work on Love, Pain
& the Whole Crazy Thing.
This CD includes thirteen
tracks and every one is a joy to listen to.
The first song
on this album, "Once In a Lifetime," is Urbanís
current single. It is only one of many songs included on
the album with amazingly powerful lyrics. This song takes
you through two peoples lives of happiness together, starting
with "I do" through children being
born. Basically the lyrics are saying trust me; I know
this is something weíre taking a risk with, but I know we
can do it as long as weíre together.
is a very enjoyable song with creative and visual
lyrics. The way Urban illustrates someone who is upset
and then tells them that heíll always be there during those
times is unbelievable.
sun is hard to find / When it's raining in your eyes / When
the shadows block those pretty little blue skies living inside
you / When the falling of your tears, makes a candle disappear
/ When you just can't see the light / Baby, I'll find a way to
Although it is
sad, "I Told You So" isnít a typical slow,
depressing song. It tells the story about two people who
have separated, and the man asks her to come back to him.
Stop Loving You" is a remake of the Phil Collins song,
written in 2002. It took a while for me to get used to
this since I have heard the original version numerous times,
but I do like it. Itís interesting to hear the melodic
changes made by Urban. Since a majority of us can count our
good friends on one hand, "Wonít Let You Down"
reassures that youíll never have to "wonder if I care /
Iíll always be there / I wonít let you down / cause Iím
your best friend now."
Although it is
hard to pick a favorite out of all these wonderful songs,
"Stupid Boy" has been on repeat since I bought the
CD. Itís a very true song, and unfortunately, all too
real. There are girls in this world who are in a
relationship where they donít know what other options are
out there until one day reality hits them. They feel
trapped in the life they are living and although itís not
the right one, they donít see that right away; but when they
do, theyíre "long, long gone." "She laid her
heart and soul right in your hands / and you stole her every
dream and you crushed her plans / She never knew she had a
choice / And thatís what happens when the only voice / She
hears is telling her / She canít."
The last song on the album, "Got It
Right This Time," describes exactly what the media tells
us about Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman. He wrote and
produced this song that tells the story we all want to think
of as our fairytale that has or will one day, come
true. "True believers always find each other / And
here we are / I always knew that you were out there / Just
waitiní on me / For me to find my way, find my way to your
Urban wrote or co-wrote eleven of the
thirteen songs on this album and it is his songwriting
contributions that make the album feel like a good book. You
know the one you start reading and then just canít put down.
Click on the CD cover to order yours!
1. Once In A Lifetime
3. I Told You So
4. I Can't Stop Loving You
5. Won't Let You Down
6. Faster Car
7. Stupid Boy
8. Used To The Pain
9. Raise The Barn (featuring Ronnie Dunn)
10. God Made Woman
11. Tu Compania
13. Got It Right This Time
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Keith Urban has outdone himself!! This new album is FANTASTIC!! I love every song on it! I love all of Keithís Cds, but this one is becoming my favorite very fast!! Way to go Keith! Keith, I hope you are on the road to recovery and will be happy and healthy next year and will be out touring and doing what you do bestÖ...performing LIVE!!
~ Gloria / GA
I absolutely love Keith's new CD. It is definitely one of my all time favorites. Every song is a hit and should top charts around the country. He is so gifted in so many ways- as a singer, musician, songwriter, producer. What I really love about his music, is that it elicits so much response in me. I really feel that I know something about Keith because he is open, honest and not afraid to be vulnerable in his music. And I love his sophistication and class. Nothing sleazy in Keith's lyrics or style- just sheer enjoyable