Picks and Pans Review: Quick Cuts

UPDATED 08/02/2010 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/02/2010 at 01:00 AM EDT


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."

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Custom Built

"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.

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Original Soundtrack

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.

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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.

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