Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Tell Me has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Disc in pristine condition. Some minor edge/corner wear visible on cardboard case. Ships directly from AMAZON's warehouse and qualifies for Amazon Prime and Super Saver Shipping, along with all of Amazon's guarantees! A well-cared-for CD that has been listened to, but remains in great condition and plays perfectly. The jewel case may show limited signs of wear, as may the cover art, liner notes, and inclusions.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Tell Me

4.8 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, February 8, 2011
"Please retry"
$14.99
$3.00 $0.01
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream millions of songs FREE with Amazon Prime. Start your free trial.
$14.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Tell Me
  • +
  • Make My Head Sing...
  • +
  • With Blasphemy So Heartfelt
Total price: $35.80
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

2011 release from the Alt-Rock singer/songwriter best known for her duet with The Black Keys on their "Things Ain't Like They Used To Be," Tell Me is a stunningly forthright 11-song set that addresses late-night longing, serial heartbreak, and intoxicatingly dangerous liaisons conducted in dimly lit barrooms or roadside motels. By the end, the only heart intact is Mayfield's own. It's as if she'd stripped the sentimentality and ruefulness from a bunch of classic Country songs, leaving only stark emotion. The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who produced and engineered Tell Me at his Easy Eye Sound System studio in Akron, Ohio, matches Mayfield's candor with eerily minimal, brilliantly constructed tracks that keep her mesmerizing, unadorned voice front and centre.
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
2:35
Play in Library $1.29
 
2
30
3:06
Play in Library $1.29
 
3
30
3:48
Play in Library $1.29
 
4
30
3:14
Play in Library $1.29
 
5
30
2:58
Play in Library $1.29
 
6
30
4:08
Play in Library $1.29
 
7
30
2:34
Play in Library $1.29
 
8
30
4:05
Play in Library $1.29
 
9
30
3:07
Play in Library $1.29
 
10
30
4:34
Play in Library $1.29
 
11
30
3:32
Play in Library $1.29
 
Digital Booklet: Tell Me
Digital Booklet: Tell Me
Album Only

Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 8, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B004BOJM7I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,940 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Jessica Lea Mayfield Store

Music

Image of album by Jessica Lea Mayfield
Visit Amazon's Jessica Lea Mayfield Store
for 3 albums, discussions, and more.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
As an avid music buyer, I rarely buy unknown artists soley based upon the strength of those 30 second samples online...but I instantly bought this album by Jessica Lea Mayfield. Between Mayfield's uniquely Midwestern drawl, the darkly sparce production, and some simple - yet effective - lyrics, this album is completely unique.

Most of the tracks are mid-tempo reflexions on life and love. Even the "upbeat" tracks have a lingering sense of longing and regret to them. This album is perfect for those times when you want smoky, moody music to enhance a study session or a drive around town.

The album is unique for two reasons: 1) Mayfield's voice is completely original (I don't know many alt singers from Akron, OH!) and 2) the clean, understated production values lend themselves to repeated listening.

Listen to "Blue Skys Again" and "Trouble," my two favorite tracks.
Comment 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Jessica Lea Mayfield travels down the shadowy trail of shattering relationships without blame, remorse - or looking back with "what if" longing - on her second album and third overall release.

At age 21, the Kent, Ohio, resident takes her unique alt-country sound as the backdrop to the 11 tracks that each pack a powerful punch from the perspective of someone who clearly separates reality from "happy face" emotions. The opener - "I'll Be the One That You Want Someday" - is an inviting door to what could be love, which then slams shut on "Our Hearts Are Wrong." "Sometimes at Night" is a blunt response to someone seeking answers to how things crumbled, while "Blue Skies Again" is a brief respite on the roller coaster ride. "Trouble" is the standout, with "Sleepless" - a dismissal of advice from friends - rounding out a solid perfecta.

Producer Dan Auerbach - guitarist and vocalist for the Black Keys - brings solid balance to the lyrics and music. Mayfield did not venture too far from home to record this debut for Nonesuch Records (the studio is in Akron), but her chronicles of the endless miles on a long highway will leave a lasting impression.
Comment 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Jessica Lea Mayfield takes some getting used to. She's unique and a touch strange, but this is good. Last week I bought three girl-singer CDs - this one, Nicole Atkins, and Adele. The one I listen to most is JLM.
At first the songs don't grab you. But plan on having them sneak up on you and insinuate themselves into your consciousness. She's from Ohio but her accent is kinda Southern, slow drawling, altogether entrancing. Deadpan monotone. I agree with critics who say she may be the next great artist, because I want to listen over and over. Her songwriting is above par as well. "Grown Man" is particularly good as is "I'll Be the One You Want Someday".
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
I'm seeing Jessica at a festival soon, so I got this album to educate myself. I'm a much better person now. What a great find. Her voice is a big draw, but the music is amazing too. A little bit alt-country, a little bit mellow pop, all wonderful. Reminds me of Julee Cruise, maybe a little Norah Jones even. "Our Hearts are Wrong" is a high point and single I believe. The title song is quite catchy and has some cool percussion in it. My favorite song is "Blue Skies Again". Glad I made the purchase just for that track.

I bought this on 180gm vinyl, and it comes with the CD in a little cover also. I love when labels do that. I'm twice as likely to buy then. Import the cd to mp3 and it's three formats for the price of one. It's also cool to have an LP sized photo of her.

One other note, she's on the recent SPIN magazine compilation called "Newermind", which is artists covering Nirvana's "Nevermind" album. She does a nice cover of "Lounge Act". Free download on SPINs facebook page.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
JLM was interviewed on NPR and I liked what I heard, so I took a chance and bought the cd. I was surprised because I listened from beginning to end and loved almost every song. That's really unusual for me - I usually just listen to "the hit" and then months later, move on to the rest of the album. Her voice and lyrics were so addictive, I wanted to listen to the next song. I felt like I was invited into her experience and she was telling me her story in a very cool way. If that makes sense???
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
i chose this album as it had a stellar review on it from UNCUT magazine. I like that magazine and figured why not give it a try. I had no idea what the music would be like - was simply curious.

Most of my music budget is for CDs - I love album art, liner notes and lyrics. Though truly I simply pop it into my walkman and sit on the porch swing in my yard. One listen I became immediately hooked on this album.

Guitar reminds me of electric Neil Young with Crazy Horse. Production and regarding flawless.
I cant pit into words the talent of the singer/lyricist. excepting, I rarely if ever write reviews.
But this album
sets a precedent, thank you Mayfield. Time for more listening to Tell Me.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Jessica Lea Mayfield's voice reaches back into your subconcious and gets more beautiful and deep the more you listen to her. She fits into the American tradition of balladeers who are difficult to pigeonhole but easy to appreciate. If you like Emmylou Harris, Townes Van Zandt, or Kathleen Edwards, you'll like this one.

Blue Skies Again and Grown Man are the catchiest tunes. Both songs stay with me for days after I listen to them. I'm really looking forward to what she will produce in the coming years.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Tell Me
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Tell Me


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: vinyl pop