Come Away with Me is the debut studio album by American recording artist Norah Jones, released on February 26, 2002, by Blue Note Records. Recording sessions took place at Sorcerer Sound Studio in New York City and Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York.Come Away with Me peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200, and received Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. It was later certified Diamond by the RIAA on February 15, 2005, for shipments of over ten million copies in the United States, and has sold over 27 million copies worldwide as of 2016, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.In April 2022, Blue Note released a 20th anniversary expanded edition of Come Away with Me, with demos from the First Sessions EP, previously unreleased demos, and outtakes.Wikipedia
I appear to have wandered into a Starbucks.
This was fucking huge when it came out, like there had never been a singer songwriter before. It's chuffing boring.
"Come Away With Me" is just not what I desire when I seek out music. Everything is pleasant and agreeable, and it's the competent performances that carry the disc rather than any clever tricks or notable new songs/arrangements from Norah Jones & her team (although Jones' own contributions, as few as they are, were marginally above batting average compared to the rest of the tracklist's assortment of tried-and-true standards and quasi-modern traditional cuts). This album's wide success is certainly some sort of cultural barometer of its time of release, but I can't fully speak as to why it attained the reach and absurd sales numbers that it had. I'm trying real hard not to call this a Starbucks promoted CD of amiable light clap-alongs for enjoyment while waiting in line for your coffee, but I'm fairly confident there is some significant vis-a-vis going on between Norah Jones and this particular manner of minimal commitment music consumption. If you find there's nothing wrong with "just average" or have a stronger appetite for garden variety Vocal Jazz, then you may get more from this than I did. I just prefer when something consciously made to be middle-of-the-road has more bumps and snaking patterns than this ultimately does.
Like being stuck on a slow moving train next to a Toby jug full of warm urine that has learned how to sing
I’m in such a good mood after the Eagles lost the Super Bowl last night that not even the AOR/Starbucks-pop of Norah Jones can bring me down.
I used to be very harsh about this album and say it was boring middle of the road rubbish but now I’m old I can appreciate that it’s actually really nice and relaxing.
Music for baby making!
This album is perfect from the second you hit play. She hits her stride on the jazzier tunes, but I can absolutely appreciate the low-key singer/songwriter tracks. Best album we have been given so far.
Gorgeous voice. Album is platform for showcasing it. Instruments are just an afterthought. Slow melodies, light piano makes for a lullaby, soothing type of sound throughout. Standouts are "Don't Know Why" and "Come Away With Me"
This is a fine album. Nice easy to like songs with jazzy arrangements. Perfect background music for a dinner party with friends. 3 🌟
Shame this came so soon after Coldplay. Another musical blancmange of nothingness... Again it gets a 2 because it wasn't bad enough for a 1 but this just goes to demonstrate the futility of rating things on a five star scale.
Really silky voice, gorgeous instrumentation, at one point during the title track I saw the moon, big and gold, on my walk, and had a bit of a moment. Speaking of Glastonbury, I imagined lying in the sun early on a Sunday afternoon, as these sweet sounds floated over me from the Pyramid Stage, and it was pleasant. But, yeah, pleasant, sweet, silky, but nothing that really hit me for six. As the album went on I started thinking more about my potential scoring system than the music, which wasn't a good sign. I then started thinking the album was mostly parts that sound like music from The Sims, with parts that would fit the background to a middle class garden party. If I was planning to hand out 3s like social media references to Big Jet TV, then I would to this, but instead it gets a...
Fahrstuhlmusik. Gut gemacht, aber doch Fahrstuhlmusik.
Starbucks created her in a test tube.
I want to tank its gpa or whatever dude. i didnt listen to it but nobody really liked it so a lower number is more comical
Interesting blend of jazz and pop that feels like a pioneer for modern songwriting. Steady, yet provocative.
Love this album by Grapevine, TX-bred Norah Jones. She's a north Texas treasure. We went to the same middle school, but she went to a rival high school, but that's forgiven. Such an amazing voice and fantastic musicality. These are classic tunes and amazing that she was only 21 when this was recorded. Sounds like a veteran; a natural. Great listen and so happy this is on the list. Although, this album is not included in my 2018 version of the Book. Still happy to listen to it.
This was a great way to start off the list! Jones has very fine, detailed control over her voice; I really love how she’s able to demonstrate her range while not going overboard or getting too loud. She has a gentle, soothing voice that suits the material of her songs perfectly. It was entrancing; I like the light use of percussion, and how she wasn’t afraid to use a gentle touch when it came to the instruments to really let her voice shine through. Also, they were the perfect length. Overall, even though I usually don’t care for this type of music, I totally loved the album and will listen to this album and the rest of her music in the future.
Fantastic. I'd forgotten how good this is. Intimate and soulful. Brilliant.
Come away with me my dear
Veldig bra album!
Incredible. A classic.
A comfy blanket of an album. It wraps you up and makes you feel at home/loved. Excellent work by Norah Jones. The soft piano on 'Come Away With Me' is enchanting and uplifts her voice and the song so much. 'Painter Song' also stands out as a wonderful song on this album. They're all wonderful!
I love Norah Jones and I love this album. Her vocal performance is incredible and the music is so soothing.
Alltaf jafn yndisleg.
absolutely gorgeous voice and songs are so soulful. lovely album and singer/songwriter
This is the perfect album to listen to when it's pouring rain outside on a crisp fall afternoon while drinking tea. Feet propped on the settee and your faithful friend Nico is laying by your feet lounging as you are. You can never go wrong with Norah Jones.
Always a classic - I love the strange nostalgia of the early 2000s coffee shop vibe this album has.
I don't think I properly appreciated this album when it came out. But now, 20 years later, I understand why Norah Jones was such a phenomenon. Listening to this album just feels so good. Like slipping into cool, clean sheets after a long day. Or like a glass of whiskey, a comfy chair, and a good book. It's such a comfortable listening experience without being boring in the least. I've got absolutely nothing negative to say about this album. What a treasure.
Este disco es una joya: para empezar, la voz de Norah Jones ya es una garantía, pero encima tiene una calidad en la parte musical y en la instrumentación que ya quisieran muchos discos del estilo. Cortito y variado, que se va rápido. Quizá mi pequeño 'pero' sería que no hay una canción realmente movida, por lo que es un disco ideal para una mañana de domingo, pero no para otro momento.
Sweet jazz, blues, pop fusion singing and instrument playing. Lots beautiful o guitar and piano solos and fills.
Sweet, smooth, ooey-gooey mix of pop, jazz, folk, and country. Delicious!
It’s been a minute since I listened to this album from start to end, but I have done so many times in my life. This is also an album that I recommended to many along the way. It was a perfect soundtrack to my evening walk along the beach.
This one is a little subjective, as the title song was my wedding song. So it's a well loved album already. I love Norah Jones' voice, the lovely instrumentation, and the songs are all wonderful.
Mellow and relaxing. Perfect to listen to after a three day weekend and returning to work.
Prime, essential jazzy pop as smooth and as sweet as caramel. Beyond pleasant listening.
So outstanding. Could listen to all day, calms me down.
This is the perfect late night headphones album. That voice! Lovely songs that slowly invite you to a place of peaceful joy.
I wish more music was like this music. Such a smooth yet balanced sound between jazz, blues, and acoustic. Listening to this, I feel like I'm personally sharing a cup of hot chocolate with Norah in a cozy café on a snowy winter's night. I almost took away a star for personal music tastes, but then I put it back because, honestly, I don't feel there's much in this arena of music that's coming out on top.
Was the perfect thing to listen to today. Loved the melodies.
it's a culture moment
There are a couple songs in the world that I can't resist cranking the volume up to its max every time I play them, no exceptions. "Don't Know Why" is absolutely one of them. A perfect song. Sets the tone for an incredible album.
There it is. 5
I used to love listening to this album after a hard day when I was in law school. I used to pop it on my record player and play it through over and over again. It was perfect chill out music.
Wow Norah!!! Beautiful stuff, great songwriting, great performance.
10/10 that was exceptionally beautiful pop/jazz favorite track was probably I’ve Got To See You Again for that sweet-ass fiddle alone
Can't believe Norah was 22 at the relase of this album. It's an indisputable classic and the work of a talented musician.
What a gorgeous voice and a chill album
I fell in love with this album in 2002. I’d just stopped smoking and come out of a long term relationship and this album gave me some comfort. Silky smooth and beautiful. Sometimes I wonder if it’s just lack of familiarity with other albums that turn me off them!? If I’d had 20 years to listen to something, would I like it more!? Who knows… this grabbed me from the start though
One of my more interesting 5s. I grew up hearing Norah Jones played throughout my house and she definitely holds up. Come Away With Me and Don’t Know Why are just gorgeous songs. Great album throughout.
Love this album
A complete home-run for adult contemporary jazz pop, its hard to deny the appeal of it. Not necessarily my cuppa tea, but it seems to hold some near-universal quality that is good. Seems like its been burned to my memory for its 20 years of existence. It seems like beauty beyond my personal preference.
reminded me sox
Such easy listening. Enchanting voice. Great 90s throwback. Awesome debut.
Een dame, een piano en wat begeleiding, zo simpel kan een jazzplaat zijn. Mooi warm geluid, dat gunstig afsteekt tegen veel ander werk dat we hier te verhapstukken krijgen. Dus ben ik maar eens royaal met de sterren.
Absolutely beautiful sounding. Amazing singing and every instrument is so subtle and perfect.
Excellent album. I had forgotten about this. Somehow listening to this album makes me nostalgic for a time or place that I never experienced. It just has that feel that makes you want to sit and watch the rain fall, or slow dance, or slow dance in the rain. Pretty excellent.
Before today, I didn't think I knew Norah Jones, but as soon as I turned on the album and heard Don't Know Why, I immediately recognized it from the radio. Norah Jones is a coffee house jazz/blues fusion artist with an absolutely beautiful voice. What I immediately liked about her music was how the music took kind of a back seat to her voice, and really allowed it to shine through. This is an absolutely perfect album for sitting in a big comfy chair with a cup of coffee and a book in front of a window with sunshine coming through on a lazy Sunday afternoon. A lot of people's reviews eluded to this being a Starbucks special, and I would agree with that statement. That isn't, however, always a bad thing. It is perfect mood music for a coffee shop or a small diner. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed today's album. Maybe I needed to have a nice, calming album today, but it really resonated with me. I will definately listen to more of Norah's catalog. The fact that this was a debut album, and was still this amazing is crazy! I listened to this album front to back twice today, and have added it to regular rotation. Favourite songs: Don't Know Why, Seven Years, Shoot the Moon, Turn Me On, Lonestar, Cold Cold Heart, Nightingale Least favourite songs: The Nearness of You 5/5
It was okay
Loved this when it first came out. Over time it sometimes felt a bit too restrained - she loosens up on later albums. But listening today it hit the 5⭐ spot. The book's description of it as a "beautiful bubblebath of an album" is very apt. If some of her subsequent albums have left you a bit cold (not the case for me) then give her 2016 album Day Breaks a listen. It's a return to the sound of Come Away With Me, with more of a jazz influence, and features the late Wayne Shorter.
Wow, my first five star album! Absolutely ADORE this album, and Norah Jones's voice is breathtaking.
This did open jazz to lots of people. Great approachable record.
This is a masterpiece. She won a wheelbarrel of grammy's. Come Away With Me is near perfection.
A pleasant break from some of the oddball ones on this list.
I was in my early 30s when this album was released, and it was everywhere. I did like it when I first heard it, and, sure, it was played so often on the airwaves and elsewhere that I grew tired of it, but giving it another listen all the way through for the first time in probably 15 or more years, and well past the context now of that time when it got played too often so it was all-too-easily mocked, I think it's great. She's a solid songwriter, assembled some fantastic musicians, and it all coalesces nicely around her gorgeous voice. I would love to hear her take on some real bluesy, dark jazz (she very well might have; I haven't looked into it).
I've never heard this album but the songs here are nostalgically familliar. Wonderful and soothing voice pairs perfectly with the acoustic accompaniment. Sooo 2002 A lot of the songs on this 14 track, to my ear, sound very similar. That could be because this isn't a genre for me but it's worth noting the high volume and low diversity
Entspannt, zurückgelehnt und minimalistisch, auf jeden Fall schön. Die Blues und Jazz lastigeren Nummern toll, die Balladaen bissl süßlich. Sie und die Band Hammer Musiker, gefühlvoll und trotzdem präzise, selten überladen. Es schimmert - auch gut geeignet für die Weihnachtszeit, wenn man sich den gelegentlichen Kitsch wegdenkt
Die ist schon sehr gut, keine Frage. Zur Begleitung bei Geburten nur zu Empfehlen!
skroz solidno, poslusala sam prvo slucajno live verziju i zenska piva identicno, bas wow, 4
Lovely chilled out tunes that just waft over the soul. She has a great voice that’s very versatile, mellow and smooth, you almost get drawn in whilst listening to her. Would listen to again and again
I thought this would be bland Starbucks music, but Norah won me over with her charm. Her voice is great and I found this album to be really calming. Still, I never want to hear "Don't Know Why" again since it was SO overplayed when this album came out.
Lindo álbum, la voz de Norah Jones siempre me ha gustado, pero nunca me había detenido a escuchar un disco completo de ella. Para un momento tranquilo, todo en calma, "chillin'". 8/10
Though it does have a yuppie coffee shop vibe, it is still pretty cool and the bass lines and groove is better than expected. I get a hip daughter of jackson browne feel. enjoyable.
Quite a pleasant sound throughout. I had heard the first song, but I enjoy the overall texture of her work a lot.
Мило и нежно.
A beautiful voice on a record where all the songs sound the same. Title track's still a standout after all these years, though.
I unironically love smooth jazz like Norah Jones writes here. It’s beautiful Melodie’s combined with very heartfelt lyrics. I could understand why some folks may not really appreciate this music, but I don’t think there’s anything to not like here.
Nice and bluesy. Jones' vocals are smooth as butter. The jazzy textures on Cold Cold Heart are really cool. Album feels like a warm blanket, would return to this for sure in the right mood.
She has a beautiful voice. One song at a time I love Norah Jones. This entire album at once became a bit boring. Not enough diversity to keep me interested the whole way through.
Very pleasant listening, Great voice.
Lovely album. One for a nice sunny day.
She has a nice soothing voice. Easy music to relax and listen to. Enjoyed this album.
Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Feelin the same way, Don’t know why
Sparser than I remember, so sweet
On regarde la pochette et on essaie de rester neutre. Toute neutralité s’évapore quand Norah commence à chanter. Norah, je t’aime.
I have a soft spot for Norah Jones, and "Don't Know Why" is one of my favorite songs of hers. But she's borderline soft rock, and I just can't take it in large batches.
This album was a very pleasant listening experience. It was the type of sad, wistful romance stuff that you'd hear in like 2000s dramedys or something but its still good on its own.
One of the finest voices here... what happened to her? Is she alive?
Beautiful and stunning debut album. Not a weak track on it
This album was absolutely inescapable for a time, so enjoys a significant nostalgia bump. It's chilled and it's mellow and it brings back good memories! Fave track - "Don't Know Why"
I simply love this album
A childhood album and family favourite. While a bit long a run time given the slow tempo of the songs, her voice perfectly blends to each composition and brings the emotion of them to life. Not a genre defining album, but one of those great surprises at a time when music lost authenticity.