Kweller's 2002 solo debut, Sha Sha, bristled with his typically lighthearted humor (he covered Vanilla Ice, transforming his signature rap into "B.K., Baby"), wounded innocence (like a younger Lou Barlow), and bubbling power-pop instincts. Unfortunately, Kweller's new disc isn't nearly as idiosyncratic or, consequently, interesting. From the bouncy, Beatle-esque opener, "I Need You Back," to the piano-driven, Ben Folds-ish "Hospital Bed," to the acoustic title track, the album's tight, assured pop delivery loses the gawky quirkiness that made Sha Sha so disarming. It's not a bad album, but Brendan Benson already works a similar intersection at the corner of power pop and upbeat rock. Kweller's trump card would be his good-natured cuteness, which he has apparently sloughed to chase a more grown-up sound and audience. And although Kweller's winning charm shouldn't be discounted, given his talent, it's difficult not to be disappointed.