Third time around for bleeding-heart Californian arena rockers

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Train – My Private Nation

Their first album without guitarist Rob Hotchkiss hasn’t brought much change to Train’s unadventurous sonic template. Frontman Pat Monahan still writes songs that manage to sound both prosaic and pompous. How does he do that? Rhyming “lazy” and “Patrick Swayze” on “All American Girl” helps, striking petulant frat-rock poses on the title track reinforces the impression, and the windy mock-thoughtful anthem “Your Every Colour” seals the deal. Passengers for Dullsville please form an orderly queue.