Picks and Pans Review: Quick Cuts

updated 07/13/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/13/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>LMFAO Party Rock

This uncle-nephew duo is all about rocking the party on their debut. But while electro-infused jams like "I'm in Miami Bitch" are frivolous fun, others like "Shots" (featuring Lil Jon) might go down better after a few J├Ągerbombs.

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WILL DAILEY Torrent, Volumes 1 & 2

"I'm gonna win your heart, one attack at a time," promises this soulful singer-songwriter. And he does just that on this album, which combines his 2009 EPs Fashion of Distraction and By the Blue Hills.

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KENDEL CARSON Alright Dynamite

There's a sweet ache in the voice of this Canadian singer-fiddler that gives an emotional spark to her second CD. It's a fine alt-country affair that could teach the folks in Nashville a thing or two.

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On a highlight of his smashing debut album, this British troubadour sings that "Those Old Black and White Movies Were True." And with his lilting croon and nostalgic pop, he works old-school charms.

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