Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Out: Tuesday 9/7

Us Rating: ***

Sara Bareilles has a knack for piano pop hits that take veiled digs at her label. Her 2007 "Love Song" had the hook "I'm not gonna write you a love song / 'cause you ask for it," and on her new CD's "King of Anything," she scoffs, "You dare tell me who to be?" But challenging the boss isn't her only skill. Bareilles, 30, injects doo-wop flavor into "Gonna Get Over You" and melancholy on "Breathe Again." (Epic)