Give Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. this much: The young Detroit duo has only one full-length to its name, but it's one decorated with more than a few pop peculiarities. Putting aside the coy playfulness of the act's name, Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott actually specialize in tenderness, crafting a collection that places a premium on harmonies and a studious reliance on electronics. The duo is at its best when it strives to make the blue collar endearing, such as it does on the extravagantly orchestrated ode to the ordinary, "Simple Girl." Read more.
Photo: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Credit: Jeff Snow