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Norah Jones's third album features distinct traces of Dusty In Memphis-style Southern soul, as well as the kind of sleepy, sultry vocals that have been ubiquitous in coffee houses all over the world since the release of her 2002 debut album, Come Away With Me.
Although the music of Norah Jones continues to blend pop, soul, folk, and country with a seasoning of jazz, her third album for Blue Note is the first where she's written (or collaborated on) all the material. Beneath the smooth surface lie darker strains on the album-opening "Wish I Could" (about a boyfriend lost to war), intimations of mortality in "The Sun Doesn't Like You," and the post-election horrors of "My Dear Country." The last seems to channel the inspiration of Brecht/Weill, while the equally bleak "Sinkin' Soon" is set to a jaunty Dixieland rag. Throughout, Jones's vocal intimacy and melodic warmth remain as disarmingly understated as ever. The soulful "Thinking of You," the countryish "Wake Me Up," and the syncopated "Be My Somebody" reflect the captivating style of her previous work. Although too much in the same midtempo mode becomes a dreamy lull, cut by cut, Jones's voice is irresistible. --Don McLeese
People rave about Norah, There are a few songs I like, but nothing really moved me. Even after playing this many times, nothing grew on me. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Lisa Ellen
Actually, I like this better than her first album, the one that made her a star, "Come Away With Me" and the one she made with Billie Joe redoing the ancient Everly Brothers... Read morePublished 3 months ago by William E. Adams
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well now you never know, lee alexander (norah's bass player and boyfriend) has stated many times that he's quite fond of vinyl because of the analog quality, and he was instrumental in getting norah's most recent release (the little willies) out on vinyl, although in limited amounts. since he... Read More
Jan 18, 2007 by Lucien Ginsburg | See all 18 posts
|The first single "Thinking about you"||
Yeah, I think this was originally a shelved Wax Poetic song before Norah revived it for this album.
Dec 26, 2006 by Lucien Ginsburg | See all 3 posts
|Trouble adding to iTunes||
Yes, I am having the same problem and have emailed BlueNote to find out if there is any protection on this CD
Aug 22, 2007 by C. Torell | See all 4 posts
|I hate this damn woman!||
Who cares if you don't like her - this is your choice. I enjoy the music of Norah Jones as do many others. Nox Arcana is fine too as are Peggy Lee, Elisabeth Schwartzkoff and Victoria de los Angeles.
May 16, 2007 by Execelsior | See all 9 posts
I'm listening to it now. Sinkin'Down has a nice Tom Waits kinda feel to it, but then I can just put on his cd if I like that. The sun doesn't like you is like Nick Drake playing the guitar. Norah's vocals are ok, but I prefer new upcoming artists like Amy Winehouse, or the great Duper Sessions... Read More
Jan 14, 2007 by Daniel Lakens | See all 7 posts
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