BRENDAN BENSON My Old, Familiar Friend Making a solo detour from the Raconteurs, Benson displays some killer power-pop instincts. Take that, Jack White.
MATT HIRES Take Us to The Start On the opening cut of his debut, Hires requests, "Honey, Let Me Sing You a Song." With his folky pop and aching croon, how could you deny him?
THIRD EYE BLIND Ursa Major It's been six years since the last Third Eye Blind album, but don't expect any major developments from the pop-rockers. Still, this is a solid comeback effort.