The Steve Miller Band
On his first studio album in 17 years, Steve Miller returns to his blues roots but gives BINGO! the slick party-pop vibe of classic Miller albums like The Joker and Fly Like an Eagle. With singer Sonny Charles of the Checkmates, Miller and the band beef up bar-blues warhorses like "Rock Me Baby." He puts his own mellow voice to spacier, early-Fleetwood-Mac-like takes on songs such as Otis Rush's "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" and veers into schmaltziness on the R&B duet "Sweet Soul Vibe." Miller doesn't say anything here that he hasn't said before, but hardcore fans will be glad he's saying anything at all.