Picks and Pans Review: Quick Cuts

updated 08/23/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/23/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

BUCKCHERRY

All Night Long

The hard rockers deliver on sleazy fun with cuts like the title track and "It's a Party." But they're pretty much the last band you want to hear raging about the environment on "Our World."

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RYAN STAR

11:59

On his debut album, this Rock Star: Supernova alum falls short of stellar territory. Still, with production by Matt Serletic (matchbox twenty), this is solid pop-rock.

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KATIE MELUA

The House

This U.K. chanteuse hooks up with former Madonna producer William Orbit. But with her Kate Bush-influenced style, don't expect Ray of Light.

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MICHAEL SARVER

Michael Sarver

Proving once again that Nashville can be fertile ground for American Idol contestants, Sarver-10th in Season 8-earns country-pop props.

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