Calling "Mr. Pitiful"—the first song and single off Matt Costa's second album—Spoon Lite isn't an insult. Built with a soft thump, bouncy piano and hand claps, augmented by Costa's boy-next-door charisma, it has the same Kinks DNA and makes a convincing case for the Huntington Beach skater-turned-songwriter's studied, if not exactly original, guitar pop. It's also one of the best songs here, although it may be rivaled by the easygoing "Lilacs," which is persuasive from its opening seconds and lyric: "You were right/I was up all night... More >>>