Last time out, Chad Brock struck gold with a likeable delivery and a big hook on his hit "Yes!" On his third effort for Warner Bros., Brock immediately heads for the same formula on the perky midtemp

Last time out, Chad Brock struck gold with a likeable delivery and a big hook on his hit "Yes!" On his third effort for Warner Bros., Brock immediately heads for the same formula on the perky midtempo "The Thought of Bein' in Love." An occasional steel guitar lick doesn't change what this is: frothy, if well-played, mid-'70s-styled radio pop. More country is the "go for it" treatise "Park the Pickup (Kiss the Girl)," which sounds like a hit. "The Lie," meanwhile, is interesting melodically and less safe lyrically. With its spoken-word verse (an alarming trend) and banjo funk, "Population Minus One" is a sonically ambitious attempt that is salvaged by a relatable lyric and inspired musicianship. Elsewhere, "Tell Me How" and "Right Now" are requisite, well-performed, piano-based ballads. Brock offers up "Yes!" and his "Lightning Does the Work" as bonus tracks, the kind of perceived value that should help move some product heading into the holidays.—RW