Review | Gavin DeGraw, Sweeter

Out: Tuesday 9/20

Us Rating: ***

Here's a guy who knows his own strengths. Gavin DeGraw, who survived a vicious street attack in New York City last month, sticks with his familiar formula of piano-driven barroom rock on his delectable fourth album. Though these 10 short tracks tend to sound a bit same-y, it's hard not to get into hearing the singer's warm, gruff voice back at work, especially on the lively title track. (RCA)