Written by James Abrahart, Keith Urban, and Greg Wells
To his credit, you can tell a Keith Urban record is a Keith Urban record as soon as it starts.
But there’s a thin line between consistency and redundancy, and there’s nothing on “Wasted Time” that we haven’t heard before. Even the banjo licks that sounded so fresh on “Somebody Like You” sound so recycled now.
That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to enjoy here. Urban remains an effortlessly effective vocalist who can create a hook out of the most pedestrian melody. And who but our Aussie import would refer to guns in his truck and mean the eighties rock band instead of hunting gear?
It’s reasonably entertaining music of the highest professional standard, which is more than good enough.