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Urban has pushed the boundaries of his music like never before.

Keith Urban seemingly has it all; good looks, affable personality, great voice, excellent songwriter, amazing guitarist, and a string of million selling albums to his name... oh, and he's also married to Nicole Kidman. He even once wrote a song called 'Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me'. Just rub it in our faces why don't you Keith...

For this new album, his eighth, Urban has pushed the boundaries of his music like never before. Sure, it's still undeniably Country, with banjos and mandolins vying for space with Keith's signature guitar sound, but enlisting a plethora of big-name producers instead of just Dann Huff (Giant), more input in the song-writing department and incorporating modern textures like drum loops has given 'Fuse' the feel of a fresher, more contemporary Pop/Rock record, akin to the output of the likes of Pink and Kelly Clarkson. Possibly influenced by Keith's work alongside a wider calibre of artists on 'American Idol', it works extremely well, indeed the album hit the top of the Billboard upon release, and there's just an undoubtedly more 'fun' approach to the songs, even the majority of the ballads are more uplifting and positive. If there's one downside it's that the days of the extended guitar workouts are a thing of the past, as the songs are now much more concise, but the varying and unusually quirky styles in his guitar solos still keep things interesting.

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Though there is an extensive number of writers throughout the thirteen songs (sixteen on the Deluxe version), Keith's stamp is all over the record, from the bouncy 'Even The Stars Fall 4 U' (produced by Butch Walker) and 'Somewhere In My Car', the riff-based groove of 'Love's Poster Child', the boy-meets-girl fun approach of 'Good Thing' and 'She's My 11' (referencing Spinal Tap), to the contemporary-sounding ballads 'Cop Car', 'Shame', the sparse-sounding 'Come Back To Me' and slow-burning 'Heart Like Mine' with its string-laden finale.

With so much variety, first single 'Little Bit Of Everything' could have also been used as the album title, and though 'Fuse' refers to the fusion of the different styles encompassed within, it could also signify a Fuse that has been lit in the career of one of Country music's finest.

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