Pete Yorn / Alberta Cross
When Pete Yorn released his debut "Musicforthemorningafter" in 2001, there was a sense that this guy got lucky. His songs were good, and his musicianship credible, but perhaps it was all the teen soap-opera placements that made the whole thing a bit suspect. Eight years later, those doubts are burning up quicker than Jim Gaffigan's bald head on on a beach. Yorn's new LP "Back & Forth" is his second slam dunk in a row - a confident collection of jangle-infused, melodic rock tunes.