Jet Black Heart
First things first: These guys are still pretty adorable. Dedicated to returning rock guitars to the pop charts while crushing the hearts of teenage girls everywhere, the Australian bubblegum quartet follows up their scrappy debut with more songs about cars and girls. But they’re a little moodier this time around -- maybe even a little glum. Is life on the road be getting them down? Still, even with acoustic guitars and morose ballads giving the power chords and snot anthems of yore some competition, this is unmistakably the work of surf-kissed Australian youngsters. Boy band fans, dive in.