They're all gonna laugh at you

Besides sounding like the guy from Human League, Jesse Hartman of Laptop writes some damn good songs of spite. Whether it's "I'm Not The Reason (You're Screwed Up)" or "I'm So Happy You Failed", he's pretty much a dickhead. And I like that in a rock star. Aside from the anger, his songs are catchy as hell and Laptop's new album, "Opening Credits" is a nice diversion from rest of the current indie scene.

But the aforementioned Human League factor does play in - and if that synth-pop, pseudo-Euro sound ain't your bag, wait it out a few plays and he'll find a way to infect you.