pigeon John Dragon Slayer (Quannum Projects) FOR FANS OF: Andre 3000, De La Soul QQQQ Blending the joy of Andre 3000, the swoon of Citizen Cope and the beats of de La Soul, Pigeon John delivers a fun-filled romp on Dragon Slayer. Not everything works (i.e. the repetitious “Buttersoft Seats”), but most serve as highlights on a diverse collection that displays the former L.A. Symphony rapper still has his A-game. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Davey Rockit” Jimmy eaT World Invented (Interscope) FOR FANS OF: Dashboard Confessional, Something Corporate QQQQ The layered guitars and emotional crescendos of Jimmy Eat world are almost 20-years-old now—a sign that the Arizona band’s punkish approach is time- tested and malleable enough to change with the seasons. with Invented, Jim Adkins & Co. prove there’s plenty left in the tank. Familiar tunes like “Evidence” and “Movielike” echo previous efforts and become instant favorites, and “Heart Is Hard To Find” ventures toward Ben Gibbard’s pastures. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Evidence” Jason CasTro who I am (Atlantic/Word) FOR FANS OF: Chris Sligh, Brandon Heath QQQ The affable, authentic personality that America fell for during Jason Castro’s finalist run on “American Idol” is front and center on the songwriter’s latest, Who I Am. Melodic arrangements remain simple and catchy, and the sunny refrains of songs like “You Are” and “That’s What I’m Here For” give fans the pure pop they desire. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “You Are” Crossover revieWs Crossover 48 CCM