Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury
Forget the skits, it's the songs that really matter on this country singer's major-label debut. Standouts include the drinking song "How Can I Be So Thirsty."
"I'm living for today," sings Michaels, still rocking on after his April brain hemorrhage. He also veers into country and, yes, electro-dance, with mixed results.
In addition to handling most of the production, Pharrell takes the lead on four tracks, including the title tune. You won't hate it, but you won't love it.
Heart and Soul
The veteran sax man enlists soulful crooners Babyface and Robin Thicke for this CD's highlights: "No Place Like Home" and "Fall Again," respectively.