Love On The Inside
Label: Mercury Nashville
Sugarland's third album takes a smattering of '80s musical references and turns them inside out, resulting in the pop-country hybrid that has become the duo's signature sound. "All I Want to Do" (the act's highest charting single to date) starts the set off, and there's plenty more to sink your teeth into. "It Happens" is a feel-good song with cheerfully fatalistic bent, while the deceptively upbeat "Joey" contemplates regret in the wake of tragedy. The highlight of the set is the loping waltz "Already Gone," a tentative ballad that morphs into a sure-footed, lighter-waving anthem.