Love's Poster Child
Label: Keith Urban - Fuse
This time out, Keith Urban wanted push boundaries, which mostly means using processed, electronic beats throughout his seventh album, like on his most fun tracks, "She's My 11" (Spinal Tap references in a country music song?) and "Red Camaro." As a whole, however, the overall sound remains the same, which is good for fans of Urban's country-pop. "Somewhere in My Car" is a driving slice of heartland country rock, while "Shame" takes it down a notch, unfolding into a beautiful, lighters-blazing anthem. The singer's duets with Eric Church ("Raise 'Em Up") and Miranda Lambert ("We Were Us") are also highlights.