Bespectacled small-town Ontarian whose silky crooning snagged the Canadian Idol title. His debut single, Something More (Vik/BMG) drops Tuesday (September 30)
DAVE MATTHEWS Some Devil "More organic and acoustic than outings with the Dave Matthews Band, his first solo record is straight-ahead rock in a melodic, introspective and dark sort of way."
SLOAN Action Pact "My favourite Sloan record. Continuing a great rock 'n' roll tradition and taking it to 11!"
COLDPLAY A Rush Of Blood To The Head "I love the direction Chris Martin and the band are taking - the Brit-pop/classical/rock fusion thing."