On paper, Alabama Shakes seems like the natural comparison for the Louisiana-based Seratones, another ragtag Southern rock group fronted by a big-voiced singer whose power is such you'd expect her to be forced to take on a new, alphabet-ordered name every time she blows ashore. But while Brittany Howard and her Alabama Shakes mates have managed to shake free of terra firma on recent exploratory efforts, AJ Haynes and her bandmates in Seratones are still finding their feet on the sometimes-by-the-numbers Get Gone. True, there are plenty of times here where Haynes takes flight, but too often it feels like you're waiting on the rest of the group to catch up. (Think Twice)

On paper, Alabama Shakes seems like the natural comparison for the Louisiana-based Seratones, another ragtag Southern rock group fronted by a big-voiced singer whose power is such you'd expect her to be forced to take on a new, alphabet-ordered name every time she blows ashore. But while Brittany Howard and her Alabama Shakes mates have managed to shake free of terra firma on recent exploratory efforts, AJ Haynes and her bandmates in Seratones are still finding their feet on the sometimes-by-the-numbers Get Gone. True, there are plenty of times here where Haynes takes flight, but too often it feels like you're waiting on the rest of the group to catch up. (Think Twice)