Hot Sheet: Cassidy Haley, Sheryl Crow,
BY Advocate.com Editors
July 16 2010 1:10 PM ET
100 Miles From Memphis by Sheryl Crow: Jennifer Aniston's BFF tries her hand at soul for her seventh album. Mixed reviews are coming in for the 12-track set, which features covers and duets with Justin Timberlake and Keith Richards.
Mysterious by LZ Love: This sassy R&B singer, who once sang backup for Sylvester, returns to form with her third solo album. With a soulful voice reminiscent of Chaka Khan, Love lays down funky beats and an attitude befitting the best independent women. Songs like the groovy "New Life" encourage dance-floor antics, while "Spirit World" is an earthly delight.
The Fool by Cassidy Haley and the Sunshine Rebels: Rock vocals mixed with bluesy guitar strings make for a great combination in the band's second album. Upbeat songs like "Spindle" are catchy, while slower ballads like "Daylight Breaks" show the band's amazing range. Cassidy makes a heartfelt rendition of "Moon River" that even Audrey herself would admire.
Promises, Promises [Cast Recording]: In this much heralded revival of the 1968 Broadway adaptation of Billy Wilder's The Apartment, Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth are in fine vocal form, singing beloved Bacharach-David standards such "A House Is Not a Home," "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," and the title track.