Picks and Pans Review: Quick Cuts

updated 04/07/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/07/2008 01:00AM

DANITY KANE Welcome to the Dollhouse
On the follow-up to 2006's self-titled debut, these Making the Band ladies come up with the goods on the dance-pop single "Damaged." But mostly they give one new appreciation for the Pussycat Dolls.

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The lucky fellas who cozied up to Danity Kane on Making the Band 4's just-ended season turn out a decent debut. Ultimately, though, this R&B vocal group will make you long for the glory days of Boyz II Men and Jodeci.

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JOSH GRACIN We Weren't Crazy
Before Carrie Underwood, Gracin proved that American Idol could pave the way to Nashville gold. Solid if unspectacular, his second album features country-pop akin to labelmates Rascal Flatts.

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THE KILLS Midnight Boom
Not to be confused with the Killers, this cool boy-girl duo actually brings to mind the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, especially with Alison Mosshart on the mike on indie-rock numbers like "Tape Song" and "What New York Used to Be."

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