CHRISTOPHER BELL: I’ll Be Home: CD

Influential to Bell, Bob Dylan’s folky guitars and nasal twang are mimicked. Although, Dylan’s storytelling craft isn’t. Bell, a rambling musician, strums unimaginative songs about lost love and homesickness. This was a little too meek and mild for me, but might fetch regular rotation at Starbucks.

 –Kristen K (Silent Home, myspace.com/silenthomerecords)