Review | Kelly Clarkson, Stronger

Out Monday 10/24

Us Rating: ***

Kelly Clarkson was crowned the first American Idol nine years ago thanks to her supreme voice -- and her pipes are still winning. Though none of the pop-rock tracks on her fifth CD blossoms into a "Since U Been Gone"-style anthem, the singer's wail on passionate numbers like "Honestly" and "Mr. Know It All" ensure she'll long remain fierce competition. (RCA)