It's easy to see why Los Angeles-based Low Millions called its debut album "Ex-Girlfriends." You'll meet a number of them, in such songs as "Nikki Don't Stop," "Hey Jane," "Julia" and "Eleanor." It's

It's easy to see why Los Angeles-based Low Millions called its debut album "Ex-Girlfriends." You'll meet a number of them, in such songs as "Nikki Don't Stop," "Hey Jane," "Julia" and "Eleanor." It's a measure of the maturity of primary songwriter, singer and guitar/keyboard player Adam Cohen that there's no whining, no blame and no misogyny in these songs—just a wise acceptance of the cycle relationships often take. This melodic pop-rock is cleanly but simply arranged, with some of the tone of the Cars and hooks worthy of Cheap Trick. The magnet for the best songs, which include "Eleanor" and "Low Millions," is Cohen's inviting falsetto, a technique we'd never hear from Adam's father, Leonard Cohen. With David Kahne, Pat Leonard, Keith Fosey and others providing production polish, there's plenty here for adult top 40, modern rock and AC formats.—WR

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