Having discovered a Steve Perry soundalike, Arnel Pineda, on YouTube, the classic rockers rev up the nostalgia with a two-CD set (plus a DVD). But did they really need to rerecord all their hits with Pineda on one disc?
THREE 6 MAFIA Last 2 Walk
These rappers return with some serious bragging rights, having won the Best Original Song Oscar for "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" in 2006. But, though solid, their new CD is unlikely to score them a Grammy.
THE OFFSPRING Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
The SoCal punks are definitely on the rise again thanks to their pile-driving hit "Hammerhead." They keep letting it rip on hook-heavy rockers like "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid."
AMOS LEE Last Days at the Lodge
Three albums in, this soulful singer-songwriter—still one of pop's best-kept secrets—has perfected the art of rootsy rainy-day music, soaking in blues, folk, country and gospel, as well as some Bill Withers-style R&B.