The Art of Losing, the second album by Boston's American Hi-Fi, is for stouter patriots: On "The Breakup Song," a chugging hunk of riffery with literal bells and whistles on top, frontman Stacy Jones informs a soon-to-be-ex-lover that "We're sinking/I'm thinking/How the hell did we get so stupid?" before demanding that she find a new bar to hang out in. Losing is full of agreeable sass like that, and it's no worse for the total lack of originality Jones brings to the game. (Don't forget that before buying a guitar and trying his hand at songwriting, the dude was the drummer in Letters to Cleo and Veruca Salt.) Jones softens twice, on a pair of clunky power ballads that sound exactly like that lame Filter song about taking pictures, but he's a good American at heart: Forgive him his belligerence and he'll make you proud.