Synergy is at play on the third solo disc from the Poison frontman: First single "Go That Far" was the theme song for his VH1 show Rock of Love. Like the series, this album can be trashy fun, but that's about it.
MONTGOMERY GENTRY Back When I Knew It All
This country duo may not get as much love as Brooks & Dunn, but they make festive, feel-good music like "I Pick My Parties" (featuring Toby Keith). You'll forget about it as soon as the CD is over, though.
AIMEE MANN @#%&*! Smilers
Trends may come and go, but real artists, like this singer-songwriter, remain. On this evocative, well-crafted collection, highlights include the breezy "Freeway" and the bouncy "31 Today."
SERGIO MENDES Encanto
Mendes' last disc, 2006's Timeless, gave a fresh spin on his Brazilian music with guests like Justin Timberlake. The novelty has worn off a bit for this sequel, with Fergie, Natalie Cole and Juanes, but it's still fun.