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.
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.
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.
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."