Label: Capitol Nashville
Keith Urban's 2002 sophomore album showcases a singer comfortable in his skin; where some artists buckle under the pressure of their sophomore effort, Urban seems to revel in it. What else explains the breezy "Who Wouldn't Want to Be Me" and "Somebody Like You"? Both are unabashedly upbeat songs spurred on by infectious banjo plucking and the kind of soaring choruses found in only the best pop hits. Golden Road overflows with quality songs -- eight of which Urban wrote or co-wrote -- including the "under the covers" song, "Raining on Sunday"; the playful, "You Look Good in My Shirt"; and "You'll Think of Me," one of the best breakup songs ever written.