JOE Signature With younger soul men like Ne-Yo and John Legend having long passed him by, Joe could be forgiven for coasting. But the vet delivers a surprisingly strong CD heavy on slow jams that prove he's still got some smooth moves left.
MATTHEW SWEET AND SUSANNA HOFFS Under the Covers Vol. 2 After remaking '60s nuggets on 2006's Vol. 1, the power popster and the Bangle do the '70s. Pleasant enough, but a few more true duets might have been more interesting.
HANK WILLIAMS JR. 127 Rose Avenue Williams' latest was ironically released the same day as daughter Holly's far superior country disc Here with Me. But tunes like "High Maintenance Woman" show that Dad is still hanging in there.]