Review | Mike Posner, 31 Minutes to Takeoff

Us Rating: **1/2

In Stores: Tuesday 8/10

From a Top 10 school to a Top 10 smash! Mike Posner, 22, recorded his hit, "Cooler Than Me," in his Duke University dorm room two years ago. Now, his debut CD feels a bit monotonous as he tries on other tracks to recapture that single’s homespun panache. But it has enough lilting, synth-laden pop (e.g., "Deja Vu" with Boyz II Men) to just make the grade. (J Records)