Picks and Pans Review: Rhett Miller

UPDATED 04/03/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 04/03/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT

The Believer

ALT-POP

On his second solo album, singer-songwriter Rhett Miller comes across as Ryan Adams with better hooks and better hair. With his winning blend of pop charm, rock attitude and country heart, the Old 97's frontman will make a believer out of even the most skeptical listener. First single "Help Me, Suzanne" is a sweet alt-country ditty that effortlessly chugs along a breezy groove and a bright melody. Miller displays an easy tunefulness throughout, whether tenderly eulogizing the late Elliott Smith on the title track, a ballad that he wrote on the day Smith died in 2003, or bursting into "sha la la la's" on the blissfully effervescent "I'm with Her."

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