October 25, 2010 12:00 PM

>DAVID ARCHULETA

The Other Side of Down

The second set by 2008’s American Idol runner-up may get too bubblegum for some tastes, but Archie’s pure sweetness of voice and vibe can really sell pop fare like “Complain.” []

PETE YORN

PETE YORN

“Rock crowd throw your arms around me,” sings Yorn on this quick follow-up to 2009’s Back & Fourth, which packs more rock punch as the mellow dude gets his garage on. []

THE SECRET SISTERS

The Secret Sisters

Not to be confused with the Scissor Sisters, Alabama siblings Laura and Lydia Rogers dig into classic country on their harmony-rich debut album. []

FAR EAST MOVEMENT

Free Wired

These Asian-American club boys bring the L.A. party scene to your living room on their major-label debut, which includes the electro hit “Like a G6.” But sometimes they recall a poor man’s BEP.[]

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