Be Here (2004) As on 2002's double-platinum Golden Road , Keith Urban draws on Celtic drones and countrified rock on Be Here to deliver potent messages about spirituality,… 2004-09-21 Keith Urban Country
Music Review

Be Here (2004)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 21, 2004; Lead Performance: Keith Urban; Genre: Country

As on 2002's double-platinum Golden Road, Keith Urban draws on Celtic drones and countrified rock on Be Here to deliver potent messages about spirituality, substance abuse, and the highs and lows of relationships. The Aussie stumbles when he mimics Texan Rodney Crowell on ''Making Memories of Us,'' but all is forgiven when he eases into ''Nobody Drinks Alone,'' a chilling example of music as conscience.

Originally posted Sep 24, 2004 Published in issue #785 Sep 24, 2004 Order article reprints