Picks and Pans Review: Quick Cuts

UPDATED 04/20/2009 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 04/20/2009 at 01:00 AM EDT

>THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT The Airborne Toxic Event After the indie release of their self-titled debut last summer, this California quintet has been picked up by a major label. And with their bracing rock attack, they certainly belong in the big time.

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ANGEL TAYLOR Love Travels Fresh and honeydew-sweet, this 21-year-old singer-songwriter comes on like a burst of springtime on her full-length debut. Her glowing pop tunes will win over fans of both Corinne Bailey Rae and Colbie Caillat.

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BOW WOW New Jack City II Its title may hark back to the 1991 gangster flick, but this disc doesn't find the formerly "Lil" rapper strapping up for any hardcore action. He's still smoothly playing to the girls rather than the thugs.

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PJ HARVEY & JOHN PARISH A Woman a Man Walked By She wrote the words and sings. He wrote the music and plays. But whether you like their spooky second album together will depend on if Polly Jean was already your cup of vodka.

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