Charleston, SC 1966
On his second country outing, which includes the regretful hit "Come Back Song," Rucker proves that 2008's Learn to Live was no fluke. He can leave Hootie behind him now.
The Rock and the Tide
There's nothing here that hasn't been done better by John Mayer, Jack Johnson and Damien Rice. Still, Rock is solid sensitive-male stuff.
BIG TIME RUSH
Propelled from the Nickelodeon show Big Time Rush, this boy band is more Backstreet/'N Sync than JoBros but can't approach the best of any of them.
FISTFUL OF MERCY
As I Call You Down
A new supergroup featuring Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur and Dhani Harrison (George's son) casts a hazy beauty on these folky tunes.