Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Nov 7, 2006
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Nov 22, 2006
    3
    Worst album to date...
  2. NickM
    Dec 9, 2006
    0
    He markets himself as country, but I fail to hear it on the album. There is not a hint of country left in keith urban. This album reminds me of that old Hanson group, except with slightly more sophisticated lyrics. If I wanted pop I would turn on the pop stations, I want it out of my country stations!!!!!!
  3. ToddW
    Nov 16, 2006
    3
    This guy is right in there with the Alan Jackson's and Toby Keith's of the world. Except at least this guy married Miss Right in Nicole Kidman. That being said, Urban's a marginal talent at best who is symptomatic of how terrible "country" music truly has become in our popular Sewerstream. But at least he's got the whole 21st Century Look going on - the scraggly beard, This guy is right in there with the Alan Jackson's and Toby Keith's of the world. Except at least this guy married Miss Right in Nicole Kidman. That being said, Urban's a marginal talent at best who is symptomatic of how terrible "country" music truly has become in our popular Sewerstream. But at least he's got the whole 21st Century Look going on - the scraggly beard, the unkempt hair, and the earring. Nicole, do us all a favor and find the nearest barber for your hubby. You're immaculate; he's just a no-talent slob. Expand
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. As a country album, a pop album, or something in between, Love, Pain, & The Whole Thing is simply bad.
  2. His lyrics may be doggedly unspecific, but ear-worming hooks and top-shelf instrumentation largely rectify that shortcoming.
  3. Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing, will certainly gain Urban new fans with its safety net of sweet ballads and radio-friendly songs, yet the album still affords him the ability to have a little fun and take a few risks on a number of the tracks.