both singles are so great that I can't choose which one is better vocally and musically. Even with all the pressures of topping "Golden Road," Keith Urban is on top of his game and is no doubt a favorite for 2004. Keith Urban walked away with the CMA Male Vocalist award this year which proves that Urban is leading the country industry. This album is a flawless masterpiece by the best guitar player out there. - Janelle Landauer
The most highly anticipated album of 2004 arrived with the release of 'Be Here' by Keith Urban on September 21st. After listening to "Be Here," I wasn't completely sure if it could top "Golden Road" I mean, how could it? After listening to it a couple more times straight through, I would have to say that it does. "Days Go By," the debut single from "Be Here" was Urban's fastest rising single to date and it also hit the #1 spot on the charts. Urban followed up with a favorite of many, "You're My Better Half" which is flying up the charts, already in the top 10. Urban will probably release a ballad next out which hopefully will be "Nobody Drinks Alone" or "Tonight I Wanna Cry." "These Are The Days" is a slow-downed version of "Days Go By." Urban starts this single off as a ballad and towards the end he gets into his single "Days Go By." I want to say that I enjoy this single more than the original, but
"Golden Road," the sophomore album by Keith Urban, has already scored 3 consecutive hits. Urban's first single "Somebody Like You" stayed at the #1 spot on the charts for 8 consecutive weeks. His second single, "Raining On Sunday," did fairly well on the charts also. "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me," also hit the #1 spot. "Golden Road" was recently certified platinum selling more than one million units!
I believe one of the top picks on this album is "You'll Think of Me." "You'll Think of Me" describes a relationship that has just ended. One person that was in the relationship is telling the other that they can go and move on, but that they are making a huge mistake. As the chorus states: "Take your
records. Take your freedom. Take your memories, I don't need em'. Take your space and take your reasons. "You'll think of me. Take your cat and leave my sweater cuz' we have nothing left to weather. In fact, I'll feel a whole lot better. You'll think of me." - "You'll Think of Me," which is Urban's current single, also hit the top on the charts.
"Golden Road" is one of the best CDs released in 2002 for a male artist in my opinion. Urban continues to show his dominance with each single release. Urban's unique vocal and guitar talents are undeniable.
Album picks: "Somebody Like You," "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me," and "You'll Think of Me" - Janelle Landauer
Featured Artist: Keith Urban