If you prefer tunes with a story that you can follow (you know, as opposed to mindless pop that's catchy but lacks any substance), you'll eat up Ben Folds' new album, Lonely Avenue ($10). Ben composed the music, with his piano-rock style, but the lyrics were written by Nick Hornby, the author of a slew of great novels including High Fidelity and About A Boy. Every song has a story, which makes for great music on a long, boring drive. Our personal fave? Levi Johnston's Blues.