Picks and Pans Review: Quick Cuts

updated 11/05/2007 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/05/2007 01:00AM

JOHN FOGERTY Revival
Fogerty hits the spot with his meat-and-potatoes roots rock on this rousing disc. On songs that sometimes hark back to Creedence Clearwater Revival, the 62-year-old Hall of Famer sure sounds like a rocker reborn.

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KEVIN MICHAEL Kevin Michael
There's nothing here that hasn't been done before by other neo-soul men like Maxwell and Van Hunt. Still, his huge Afro is hardly the only reason this talented newcomer stands out in the crowd.

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DEBORAH HARRY Necessary Evil
The Blondie frontwoman's first solo album since 1993 is an uneven affair, but Harry shows that, at 62, she's still got some of those old Debbie moves on cuts like the rapturous first single "Two Times Blue."

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KENNA Make Sure They See My Face
He's one of music's best-kept secrets—his 2003 debut was sorely overlooked. But with a little help from his producing pals the Neptunes, Kenna continues to put a totally awesome spin on the '80s.

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