TALEEN KALI: Soul Songs: CD

Moody, synthy pop that sounds like it was made to fill a smoky, kinda seedy L.A. club. “Half Lie” is sugary and driving enough (it could be a decent stand-in for the B-52’s’ “Roam” in a pinch, actually), but some of the other songs start meandering into some ’90s new-age territory that is not really where I want to be. It never goes full Enya or anything, but the middle ground turns out to be something that seems alarmingly close to “adult contemporary,” so that’s enough of that for me. –Indiana Laub (Lolipop, [email protected], lolipoprecords.com)