Following Paul McCartney, Mitchell is the latest pop deity to release a CD on the new Starbucks label, Hear Music. And Shine's reflections on planet Earth will give you plenty to think about over your pumpkin spice latte.
SOULJA BOY TELL'EM Souljaboy tellem.com
An Internet phenomenon, this 17-year-old rapper named his debut disc after his Web site. But despite a No. 1 hit, "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," there's little to suggest he's more than the flavor of the month.
THE LAST GOODNIGHT Poison Kiss
Whether they're pilfering a title from the Cure (the single "Pictures of You") or coming off as a pale version of Maroon 5 ("Back Where We Belong"), these VH1 pop-rockers don't win many points for originality.
RAUL MIDÓN A World Within a World
This blind singer-guitarist—who can also perfectly mimic a trumpet with his voice—brings to mind a male India.Arie with his breezy, uplifting soul-pop on tracks like first single "Pick Somebody Up."