Get Closer On last year’s aggressively cheery Defying Gravity , Keith Urban did his best to prove he’d bounced back from both a rehab stay and Love,… Get Closer On last year’s aggressively cheery Defying Gravity , Keith Urban did his best to prove he’d bounced back from both a rehab stay and Love,… Keith Urban Country
Music Review

Get Closer

Keith Urban | PUT HIM IN A SONG Keith Urban
PUT HIM IN A SONG Keith Urban
EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Keith Urban; Genre: Country

On last year’s aggressively cheery Defying Gravity, Keith Urban did his best to prove he’d bounced back from both a rehab stay and Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing, his (relatively) underperforming disc from 2006. The singer and husband of Nicole Kidman sounds a bit more at ease here, which doesn’t mean Get Closer lacks for pop-country pep; on no fewer than three songs do we find him jumping into a car and chasing his troubles away. But Urban also gets moodier on “Shut Out the Lights,” where he and his lady spend an evening ''walking around in circles wearing holes out in the floor.'' And on ''Without You,'' he paints an intimate portrait of life at the Urban-Kidmans’, describing how a new baby can make one’s world seem ''a whole lot bigger.'' B

Originally posted Nov 10, 2010 Published in issue #1129 Nov 19, 2010 Order article reprints