The French singer-actress has Beck on the boards for her new CD, but what might have been a très cool collaboration disappoints with songs that mostly make for background music. 
The Music of My Life
Sure, there’s a certain cheese quotient and schmaltz factor to Sedaka’s first studio disc in 10 years. But this music man shows that there’s still some life in him. 
With Buddy Miller serving as producer, Griffin goes gospel on this righteous album recorded at Nashville Downtown Presbyterian Church. 
MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK
My Dinosaur Life
On their major-label debut, these punk-popsters enlist blink-182’s Mark Hoppus as producer. The results are punchy if predictable.