Keith Urban Praises Taylor Swift’s Latest Collection: “I Think It’s One Of Her Best Albums Ever”

Keith Urban says he’s still waiting to hear back from Taylor Swift to talk about “Midnights.”

Move over Swifties – Keith Urban might be Taylor Swift’s biggest fan.

The country hitmaker would be the first person to attest that Swift is far from the musician that opened for him on his 2009 Escape Together Tour. Urban witnessed the songstress blossom into a world-renowned phenomenon and believes her latest album, “Midnights” is her best work to date.

The “Street Called Main” singer told Billboard that he listened to the 20-song collection multiple times since her Oct. 28 release.

“Extraordinary…this is among Taylor’s finest. This and '1989',” declared Urban. “Absolutely stunning, stunning pieces of work.”

Swift teamed up with long-time collaborator Jack Antonoff to curate “Midnights,” her 10th studio album. The powerhouse describes the LP as “the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life.” Antonoff had a hand in co-writing 11 of the 13 songs, which includes a Lana Del Rey collaboration.

The two worked alongside critically acclaimed producer Jahaan Sweet,  songsmith Sam Dew, Mark Anthony Spears, and Beyoncé’s go-to mix master Keanu Torres. The record-breaking album follows her emotionally-wrought 2020 indie collections “Folklore” and “Evermore.”

Swift has made a triumphant return to pop in “Midnights,” a sound that Urban has longing. He praised Swift and Antonoff for their extraordinary storytelling approach and state-of-the-art production.

“The lyricism, the fresh meters as far as some of the cadences she sang,” he pointed out. “Jack Antonoff’s production is just exquisite for a guy like me, who is obsessive over fine, fine details. If you put headphones on, as an audiophile like I am, I can swim in that album with no vocals on it. It’s just so beautifully put together like some kind of acid-trip, Jackson Pollock painting. It’s just beautiful. Absolutely love it, top to bottom. I think it’s one of her best albums ever.”

Following the release, Urban said that he reached out to both Swift and Antonoff to congratulate them on the album. He told the publication that he received a response from the Bleachers frontman, but not Swift.

“I think she’s a little busy,” he jokingly admitted.

Urban and Swift have joined forces numerous times throughout the years. The multi-platinum artist surprised concert-goers with Urban during her 1989 World Tour to play their 2012 hit “Highway Don’t Care” featuring Tim McGraw. Urban also appeared on “That’s When” and “We Were Happy” from Swift’s re-recording of her 2008 "Fearless" album. Swift pulled the two hits from her secret vault.

“Midnights” recently (Oct. 31) made history on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The 32-year-old managed to get ten tracks from the collection in the top 10. Swift has become the first artist to score a spot in each leading position. The fan-favorite track “Anti-Hero” led the pack and became her ninth career No.1.

“10 out of 10 of the Hot 100??? On my 10th album??? I AM IN SHAMBLES,” Swift wrote on Twitter.

Award-winning rapper Drake has been the only artist that has come close to monopolizing the Billboard chart with his 2021 album “Certified Lover Boy.” Following the career-altering news, Swift announced The Eras Tour, a 27-date trek that will include her wildly popular country hits. Tickets will go on sale to Capital One cardholders on Nov. 15 and to the general public at 10 a.m. (local time) Nov. 18.

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