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Picks and Pans Review: Quick Cuts

updated 06/02/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/02/2008 01:00AM

ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE IMPOSTERS Momofuku Costello's latest is named after Momofuku Ando, inventor of instant noodles, and this tasty CD came together quickly too, with bits of rock, blues, lounge pop and old-school soul.

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JULIANNE HOUGH Julianne Hough The Dancing with the Stars hoofer takes a spin as a country singer on her debut album. While she doesn't trip up embarrassingly, there's nothing here to suggest that she should give up her day job.

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CAROLINA LIAR Coming to Terms You may have already heard this pop-rock band on The Hills, which has featured such tunes as "Show Me What I'm Looking For" and the title cut. More fodder for your summer soundtrack awaits on their debut.

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CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES Waves & the Both of Us This 20-year-old singer-songwriter gets her name from a character in a children's book, and she displays more quirks throughout her full-length debut. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

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