Picks and Pans Review: Quick Cuts

updated 03/07/2011 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/07/2011 01:00AM

HAYES CARLL

KMAG YOYO (& other American stories)

On his latest (whose title is military slang standing for Kiss My Ass Guys, You're on Your Own), this Texas singer-songwriter covers gritty alt-country territory.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS

Disney Jazz Vol. 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat

A bevy of cool jazz cats-and catwomen like Dianne Reeves-show Mickey Mouse how to get his groove on. Indeed, it's a small world, after all.

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RUNNER RUNNER

Runner Runner

The first band signed to David Letterman's production company, this pop-rock quintet is a cross between Fall Out Boy and the JoBros, but they're not as good as either.

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BLAQSTARR

Divine EP

Signed to M.I.A.'s label, this deejay-producer steps out as an artist on this electronica EP. Cuts like "Oh My Darlin' " show promise but fall short of the heavens.

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