Following up a double-platinum album like "Everything You Want" is not easy.
Following up a double-platinum album like "Everything You Want" is not easy. But alt-rocker Vertical Horizon plays it safe with new album "Go," a polished, radio-friendly set. Lead single "I'm Still Here" is a love anthem that works the band's hard-soft dynamic nicely, while the Creed-meets-Southern-rock number "One of You" features guitars that could cut through a Tiffany's vault. Also noteworthy are the melancholy ballad "Goodbye Again" and the big-production number "Inside." What Vertical Horizon lacks in originality, it in part compensates for with passion and musicianship. "Go" is by no means a groundbreaking record, but it will please a lot of people and likely bring new fans on board.—AZ