YMMV / Keith Urban

  • Broken Base: Depending on who you ask, "Without You" is either a great and emotional ballad, or a boring Cliché Storm.
  • Covered Up:
    • Zig-zagged with "Some Days You Gotta Dance." He originally recorded this while in The Ranch, but the more famous version is by the Dixie Chicks. However, he played guitar on their version.
    • Inverted with "Stupid Boy." Sarah Buxton co-wrote it and recorded her version around the same time as Urban, but her version was not available commercially until after Urban's version peaked.
    • He was apparently a big fan of Radney Foster's 1998 album See What You Want to See, as he covered two tracks from it: "Raining on Sunday" in 2003 and "I'm In" seven years later. The latter was also released as a single by Foster himself, and again in 2000 by The Kinleys, whose version Foster produced.
    • "Making Memories of Us" was first recorded by Tracy Byrd. Rodney Crowell (who wrote it) and Vince Gill later recorded the song as part of their side project, The Notorious Cherry Bombs, before Urban released his rendition.
  • Dork Age: Downplayed; Defying Gravity and Get Closer were seen as slightly weaker than his previous albums due to an overabundance of Silly Love Songs and the latter having only eight tracks.
  • Ending Fatigue: "Somebody Like You" and "Better Life" both end on a mix of solo and ad-libbed vocals which both push them over the six-minute mark. "Stupid Boy" and "Everybody" also have long instrumental codas, which drag on even longer due to both being ballads.
  • Tear Jerker: Several of his songs in general, but the one song his fanbase is known for weeping like a baby to is "Desiree" back from his days in The Ranch.
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