CHRIS ISAAK Mr. Lucky It's been seven years since Isaak's last studio album, and the music world has been a little less sexy without him. While Mr. Lucky doesn't boast another "Wicked Game," it shows just how fortunate we are to have him back.
MADELEINE PEYROUX Bare Bones Many a chanteuse has tried to channel Billie Holiday, but few have done it so uncannily. Rather than revisit the usual standards, Peyroux ignites torchy originals like "Instead" and "Damn the Circumstances."
BOBBY VALENTINO The Rebirth The third solo album from this slick loveman opened at No. 1 on Billboard's R&B chart, with help from the mildly entertaining single "Beep." Alas, there isn't much for Valentino to really toot his horn about.