This section is titled The Best in New Music, so I can't help but shoot off my mouth over a favorite new disc. Is anybody else here down with The Blakes? They're from Seattle, but I think they're L.A. guys now. Anyhow, their self-titled CD is grrrrreat, to put it in Tony Tiger terms. It opens with Two Times, the best song The White Stripes never recorded, and never loses steam after that. I think there's a bit of The Strokes here, The Kinks there, but these influences only serve to sugar the tea. If you're sick of too much rock music that doesn't live up to its name, this CD will restore your faith. Oh, and play it loud.