Tried & True
Aiken was always more of a '50s pop crooner, so these standards, such as "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," play well to his strengths. But he lacks the panache of, say, Michael Buble. (Sorry, Claymates.)
The Ghost Who Walks
This British model turned singer also happens to be Mrs. Jack White. Her husband serves as producer-drummer for her moody, eclectic debut.
Wake Up the Nation
The latest from the Brit pop god-with 16 cuts in just 40 minutes-is uneven. But at its best, as on the soulful "Aim High," it's rousing stuff.
On their fourth album, these alt-rockers keep it frenetic from start to finish with cuts like "Heartbeat Song," which lifts a bit from "Born to Run."