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Come Away With Me

Norah Jones

2002

Come Away With Me

Album Summary

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.

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Rating

3.27

Votes

4774

Genres

  • Jazz
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Sat Jan 29 2022
2

I appear to have wandered into a Starbucks.

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Sun Mar 13 2022
2

This was fucking huge when it came out, like there had never been a singer songwriter before. It's chuffing boring.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
5

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.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

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.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
4

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"

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Tue Feb 01 2022
3

This is a fine album. Nice easy to like songs with jazzy arrangements. Perfect background music for a dinner party with friends. 3 🌟

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Wed Feb 09 2022
2

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.

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Sat Feb 19 2022
2

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...

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Sun Mar 13 2022
2

Hauntingly beautiful...probably.

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Sun Mar 13 2022
2

Like being stuck on a slow moving train next to a Toby jug full of warm urine that has learned how to sing

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Tue Apr 05 2022
2

Fahrstuhlmusik. Gut gemacht, aber doch Fahrstuhlmusik.

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Sat Apr 16 2022
2

Starbucks created her in a test tube.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
2

"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.

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Tue Dec 21 2021
1

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

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Wed Oct 14 2020
5

Interesting blend of jazz and pop that feels like a pioneer for modern songwriting. Steady, yet provocative.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
5

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.

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Sun Dec 19 2021
5

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.

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Mon Jan 03 2022
5

Fantastic. I'd forgotten how good this is. Intimate and soulful. Brilliant.

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Mon Jan 17 2022
5

Come away with me my dear

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Fri Jan 21 2022
5

za krótka

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Mon Feb 14 2022
5

Veldig bra album!

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Thu Feb 17 2022
5

Incredible. A classic.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
5

10

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Tue Mar 01 2022
5

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!

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Wed Mar 09 2022
5

I love Norah Jones and I love this album. Her vocal performance is incredible and the music is so soothing.

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Tue Mar 22 2022
5

Cool

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Sat Apr 09 2022
5

Alltaf jafn yndisleg.

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Thu Apr 21 2022
5

A classic!

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Wed Apr 27 2022
5

absolutely gorgeous voice and songs are so soulful. lovely album and singer/songwriter

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Wed May 11 2022
5

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.

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Wed Jun 08 2022
5

Always a classic - I love the strange nostalgia of the early 2000s coffee shop vibe this album has.

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Fri Jun 10 2022
5

Love it!

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Wed Jun 15 2022
5

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.

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Mon Jun 27 2022
5

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.

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Tue Aug 16 2022
5

Sweet jazz, blues, pop fusion singing and instrument playing. Lots beautiful o guitar and piano solos and fills.

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Sat Sep 03 2022
5

Sweet, smooth, ooey-gooey mix of pop, jazz, folk, and country. Delicious!

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Sat Sep 03 2022
5

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.

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Sat Sep 03 2022
5

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.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
5

Mellow and relaxing. Perfect to listen to after a three day weekend and returning to work.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
5

Prime, essential jazzy pop as smooth and as sweet as caramel. Beyond pleasant listening.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

This is the perfect late night headphones album. That voice! Lovely songs that slowly invite you to a place of peaceful joy.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
5

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.

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Mon Oct 24 2022
5

Was the perfect thing to listen to today. Loved the melodies.

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Tue Nov 08 2022
5

it's a culture moment

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Tue Dec 06 2022
5

Music for baby making!

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Tue Dec 06 2022
5

There it is. 5

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Mon Dec 20 2021
4

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).

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

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

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

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

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

Die ist schon sehr gut, keine Frage. Zur Begleitung bei Geburten nur zu Empfehlen!

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Tue Dec 28 2021
4

skroz solidno, poslusala sam prvo slucajno live verziju i zenska piva identicno, bas wow, 4

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Tue Jan 04 2022
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

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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

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.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

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

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Sat Jan 22 2022
4

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.

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Sat Feb 05 2022
4

Quite a pleasant sound throughout. I had heard the first song, but I enjoy the overall texture of her work a lot.

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Sun Feb 06 2022
4

Мило и нежно.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

A beautiful voice on a record where all the songs sound the same. Title track's still a standout after all these years, though.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

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.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

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.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

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.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
4

Very pleasant listening, Great voice.

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Fri Mar 25 2022
4

Lovely album. One for a nice sunny day.

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Sun Apr 10 2022
4

She has a nice soothing voice. Easy music to relax and listen to. Enjoyed this album.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
4

Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Feelin the same way, Don’t know why

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Sat Apr 23 2022
4

Sparser than I remember, so sweet

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Thu Apr 28 2022
4

On regarde la pochette et on essaie de rester neutre. Toute neutralité s’évapore quand Norah commence à chanter. Norah, je t’aime.

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Sat Apr 30 2022
4

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.

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Tue May 03 2022
4

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.

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Wed May 04 2022
4

Great voice

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Mon May 09 2022
4

One of the finest voices here... what happened to her? Is she alive?

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Tue May 17 2022
4

Beautiful and stunning debut album. Not a weak track on it

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Wed Jun 08 2022
4

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"

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Mon Jun 27 2022
4

I simply love this album

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

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.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

Easy listening at it's best?

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

Whenever I listen to Norah I feel like an adult listening to music for adults. Maybe it’s been the string of bad albums lately but ima give this a 4 (Note: I’ve been traveling and not had reliable internet. I happened to have this and Hail to the Thief on my iPod already. Will have to fill in some gaps in a few days)

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

Norah Jones is a peaceful angel

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Mon Jul 18 2022
4

Easy effortless and charming. Wil list to again

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

Very lovely and soothing but super middle of the road. I could maybe stretch to 5 stars if she had a couple more of her original compositions on there.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

20th July 2022 Listened on the drive back from London having been in the office. Seb round in the evening to stay, chilled rose. Really lovely, chilled album with Norah Jones’ amazing silky, husky voice.

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Sat Jul 23 2022
4

Baskare

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Sat Jul 23 2022
4

I love ”Jazz”. Very pretty and deceptively simple

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Sat Jul 23 2022
4

Boller

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Sat Jul 30 2022
4

I liked this one more than I expected. Very soothing, fantastic for the background while working.

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Sun Jul 31 2022
4

We did Don't Know Why in jazz band

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

Great voice. Good songwriting. Just a little too mellow.

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Sun Aug 21 2022
4

Hade gärna följt med Norah i natten.

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Sun Aug 21 2022
4

Love it

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

Very nice Jazz tunes!

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Sat Sep 03 2022
4

Jazzy, Norah's got a nice voice.

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Sat Sep 03 2022
4

I liked this when it came out, but haven’t listened to it in many, many years. It feels like I’ve just come in from the cold to listen to it now. Norah Jones has such a warm voice… takes everything down a few notches and makes me want to drink hot cocoa. Really nice.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Love the small combo and the simplicity of the arrangements which allows her breathy delivery to shine.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

Wow, a meaty chime of relaxation. Perfect dinner music when stressed. No real standouts, but all over Rancho Relaxo

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

I could have rated this album without listening to it as I have it memorized since my sister and I used to listen to it over and over in high school (but I did for pure enjoyment). Norah Jones has the perfect voice for this genre of music and her lyrics are poetic

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

It's a little poppy, sure, but that's what I like about it. Super easy listening, very pretty, and engaging. Not for every day, but in the right situations, its the album you want to put on.

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Sat Sep 24 2022
4

I liked this :)

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

I used to be one of the bros you see on here snarking about Starbucks, but a fresh listen won me over. Great voice, great tunes. Best track: Lonestar

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

Good.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
4

What a voice, like pure velvet! Really nice, enjoyable album.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

Lovely and comforting.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
4

Caldo, avvolgente, rilassante.

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

Very good!

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Mon Oct 24 2022
4

Better than I remembered. Jazzy with a touch of country.

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Tue Oct 25 2022
4

So fitting with a mild autumn day

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Thu Oct 27 2022
4

Who doesn’t love this mellifluous voice?

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Mon Nov 07 2022
4

She has a fantastic voice. Even though all of these songs are slow, I really liked this record. Don't know why was a great song. Same with come away with me. I would like to see what she could do on a more upbeat track. This was really good though!! 7/10

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Wed Nov 09 2022
4

nice

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Mon Nov 21 2022
4

Didn't really love the laconic lead single when it came out so my enthusiasm was a bit tepid upon playing this ... But I'm glad I stuck with it - it's a nice easy-listening album but not without complexity. As is often the case, the single is the least-interesting song on the album. Probably what I appreciate most is the space within the album. One can easily envision themselves in a very small club listening to the band perform these tracks as is. The tracks are tight in an intimate way; raw yet still polished but not overly smooth. Again - picture a very small stage with 4 musicians playing to a late-night Sunday gathering. Highlight of the album is "Nightingale" - a great example of taking a simple 3 chord progression and turning it into something special, both in vocals and instrumentation (n.b. especially outstanding drumming). Although i can't necessarily see myself always in the mood for it it's just a real nice album for a quiet night. 7/10 4 stars.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
4

Honestly I really liked this album. I think she has a beautiful voice. This type of music is never really my style because it’s very calm and sad but it was soothing. She had a really good voice and executed well.

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Tue Dec 06 2022
4

Not my style at all but she is just so damn talented. Great background work music too.

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Tue Dec 06 2022
4

Lounge music at its best. She has an incredible voice and writes songs that take full advantege of this. However it is not something that I am going to add to my playlists, as it really is not my style and it does tend towards 'sameness'.

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Tue Dec 21 2021
3

A little repetitive. Pleasant. Definitely gave (re?)birth to that raspy old fashioned style of singing that I don't really like and has become overdone, but there's something very charming, lovable, and sincere about Norah Jones.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
3

Ganz nett wenn man daneben was anderes macht und passt grad gut zur Jahreszeit. Insgesamt zu süß.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
3

schon ein solides soft pop (?) album.

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Mon Dec 27 2021
3

Such a good album. Very enjoyable.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
3

cozy but kind of doctors office waiting room-y. fiona apple but not as good. and all the songs are kind of the same. i really love the first song though and her voice is beautiful

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

A debut album with a force of clarity that doesn't need much wind in the lungs or adornment in the arrangements to be heard over the din of popular music and appreciated. Norah's vocals delicately blend aspects of Jazz and Country with the touch of a smoke ring and are irrefutably alluring and playful. Tracks like the cover of Hank Williams' "Cold Cold Heart" show the playfulness, while tracks like "Turn Me On" show the allure. Upon first listening, I'd say I'm most fond of the track 'Nightingale'. It layers and unfurls like silk sheets. What I enjoyed about it the most though is that the whole band had more of an opportunity to stretch their legs on this track, than on other tracks. Overall, the album is smooth and comforting like the hum of a loved one's voice while they hug you, and every distinct part is beautiful in its tone and simplicity.

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Sat Jan 22 2022
3

A great first effort, with some big hits. Unfortunately, it's also packed with middle of the road content that didn't engage with me.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
3

Great but really not my thing

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Mon Jan 31 2022
3

A bit soft for my liking, but she is very talented. Cool songwriting, powerful lyrics. Glad I listened.

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Tue Feb 01 2022
3

A lovely voice, but not a lot happened

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Sat Feb 05 2022
3

The album that inspired young musicians around the world to make perfect background music for a local coffee shop. (Legitimately great at times, though)

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

She has a lovely voice and a couple of the tracks were very good but I wouldn’t choose to listen to a whole album of a female singer and I gradually lost interest. To be fair........low 3*

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

Interesting mix of folk, jazz, country? My wife enjoys this, I'll give it a few for staying engaging. This album would have been ahead of it's time.

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Sat Feb 12 2022
3

not massively my type of music, but she has a great voice and enjoyed the album overall 3.3

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

I don’t think I’ve heard anything from her other than “Don’t Know Why,” which is still tolerable despite ridiculous overplay. Anywho, this feels good for a chill Sunday morning. Contemporary pop really isn’t my thing, but her voice is great, she’s a good storyteller, and the arrangements here are super tight and varied. All this being said, this is a loooooonnnnng 45 minutes. Not that there are any particularly bad tracks, it’s simply too much for my tastes, I struggled to hang on as “The Nearness of You” wrapped. 3/5

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

This defied my expectations in a way I seriously didn't expect- it really started picking up steam as it went along. I thought that the last few songs were the best and most exciting, and honestly wouldn't have minded a couple more like that. The rest of the album is fine, but not really my thing. Jones has a very nice voice, but she's not the commanding force that Sinatra was that makes this kind of music sound as appealing to me as his does. But I can understand why this caught on as much as it did- it's the perfect album for a mid-American mom to play when she needs "alone time". C-

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

1. Don't know why doesn't do anything for me, probably because I've heard it a million times (like everyone). 2. Seven Years had some cool slide guitar after I thought it was going to continue doing the arpegiated guitar forever. I liked that. 3. Cold Cold Heart's slight bass swing is pretty cool, and I like this song. 4. Feelin' the Same Way was pretty boring. 5. Haven't heard a song that really stood out since Cold Cold Heart 6. I've Got To See You Again is a cool song. Little bit of a gypsy swing thing going on. 7. Last few songs are pretty. Good way to close out the album. 3/5

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

First time listening to this record. Norah Jones has a great voice, but most of the songs in the top half of the album just don't do much to grab my attention. "I've Got to See You Again" is pretty good with it's slow syncopated beat, and I started to like this album a little more starting here. "Painter Song" was interesting, and "Nightingale" had some great instrumental lines in it. So a few decent tracks in an otherwise very bland album.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

Norah Jones solid as always. Good music to just to kick back too.

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Sat Feb 19 2022
3

I enjoyed it. I really like her voice, and the songs are very chilled. Obviously knew the hits, and the ones I didn't know were fine.

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Sat Feb 19 2022
3

This is good. Not quite enough oomph and energy to warrant a 5, but a really nice listen. Went back and played it again straight after I finished it the first time around. Her voice is incredibly soothing, it's a nice, gentle listen. Don't know if I've heard the album as a whole before, obviously knew the opener and a couple of others sounded familiar. In contrast to the Kate Bush album, it keeps up the quality right the way through - although it is a little bit same-y. Reminded me a lot of an Eva Cassidy album that my parents used to have on all the time.

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Sat Feb 19 2022
3

pleasant background chill out vibes

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Tue Feb 22 2022
3

Guitar-driven tracks shine. Nondescript in the rest. Pleasant!

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

This was alright, kind of boring.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
3

pretty

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Wed Mar 02 2022
3

Enjoyed this a lot, I wish I just cared more.

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Mon Mar 07 2022
3

I kind of got what I expected to get. Easy listening. Norah's soft, smooth voice dominates all the songs which pretty much have piano and/or guitar in the background. Very similar sounding songs but, there are some notable ones, her hits ("Don't Know Why" and "Feelin' The Same Way") and "Nightingale" which has good guitar and piano interplay. The music is harmless enough, best suited (for me) for reading a book to or background music while you're eating... I'd also say taking a nap too but that's probably going too far. Some classified this as jazz??? Not sure having piano and acoustic guitar alone automatically puts it in that category. Her voice accompanied by actual jazz would actually sound pretty good though.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
3

Pros: She's got such a genuine, romantic sound that is so alluring. Cons: Maybe I'm jaded by the prevalence of amazing current soft-female-vocal led indie bands these days but the energy of this album isn't really dynamic and doesn't show much besides the one sound that she has. I know that that's like her sound right? it's soft, piano driven pop-jazz, but even the softest cats in jazz get some fast meows in sometime. The most energetic song IMO is "I've got to see you again" which is a wonderful moderate dance-like track that is perfectly ambiguous with it's lyrics that i have no choice but to steal a few lines for my own songs. Misc: production is very clean and well done. I did hear a blip of clipping on her voice on one track, "one flight down" at 2:42 which is hard to find on any professional mix of the last like 25 or so years.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
3

She is good at what she does, but I would have liked at least ONE up tempo song… either way it was great for sipping coffee in the morning!

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Wed Mar 09 2022
3

Very coffee shop esq. inoffensive but also not amazing. Classic 2.5 out of 5 fodder!

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Mon Mar 14 2022
3

Nice

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Sat Mar 19 2022
3

Baladas de pop suave. Buena voz. Ni fu ni fa.

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

Quite erotic

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Tue Apr 12 2022
3

Un album qui a fait un malheur à sa sortie. Je travaillais comme disquaire et on vendait ça à la pelle. Pour faire le contrepoids à Bitches Brew, ici on est dans un jazz qui plaira à un grand public. Elle a une belle voix et j'avoue que c'est ma première écoute sérieuse de l'album dans son ensemble. C'est pas mauvais, mais ça ne réinvente rien. J'ai beaucoup de difficulté avec le jazz vocal et ici ça passe bien. Par contre, je préfère de beaucoup son album Little Broken Hearts produit par Danger Mouse. Ça rejoint plus ce que j'écoute habituellement. Elle a également fait un album avec Billie Joe Armstrong de Green Day. C'est une artiste que je respecte et à laquelle je porte une attention aux nouvelles parutions même si ce n'est pas toujours dans mes goûts. Même si on parle d'un album des années 2000, on peut parler d'un classique.

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Tue Apr 12 2022
3

Bien qu'on l'ai sur-entendu partout pendant des années il y a une raison pour ça et c'est que c'est vraiment bon! La prod est juste malade, la contrebasse sonne vraiment bien, ainsi que tout le reste, le bass drum est deep comme ça se peut pas (Brian Blade quand même!) . C'est smooth et délicat comme son. Les musiciens sont excellants. Wiki dit que Bill Frisell est juste sur la piste 13 mais l'autre guitariste l'imite très bien😄 C'est simple harmoniquement mais c'est terriblement efficace (malgré quelques redondance). Des échos des standards du great amercican songbook, teinté de pop et une touche de Tom Waits par moment. Un peu trop smooth à mon goût pour que j'y retourne souvent mais c'est clairement un album qui mérite d'être sur cette liste . content de l'avoir écouté dans un système correct et non dans un speaker cheap de café avec juste le right channel pcq le left est dans l'autre pièce😄

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Wed Apr 13 2022
3

A big part of me wants to be snarky and say that I don't want Spotify thinking I'm the kind of person that would actually choose to listen to Norah Jones. Or say that I'm in cheesy lounge singer hell right now. But I listened the whole way through and it was perfectly pleasant. Just because this isn't my scene doesn't mean I need to tear down Norah. She's a fabulous singer. And this album was a huge moment in time when it was released. Even if it wasn't a moment for me, it has definitely earned it's propers and its place on this list.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
3

Was great at the time and now makes me want to kill myself.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
3

Classic pop jazzy from beaging of 2000. My mom love it so much, I dont have the choice to give it a 3

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Wed Apr 27 2022
3

Very good for an easy listening album, probably the best one for a hot beverage at the local cozzy Café. It's really not a bad album, it serves its purpose, but is it really one of the 1001 albums to listen to in your life? I think there's so much more incredible stuff out there than the soundtrack to an afternoon at the local cozzy Café.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
3

Everything very pretty, but nothing to stick with me. By the halfway point I was ready to be done listening. Highlights: Cold Cold Heart.

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Thu Apr 28 2022
3

Gediegen, aber auch bisschen langweilig.

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Sat Apr 30 2022
3

I respect Norah Jones, she does a thing extremely well and is typecast as a pop musician but she does have a. strong Jazz/Country/Folk sound. Not the type of thing I want to listen to all the time, but I wouldn't mind throwing it on once and awhile. Oh to be able to listen to her in some lounge before she got big, I would of fell in love big time.

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Sat Apr 30 2022
3

Sort of like a wallpaper that is so out of fashion it comes back around to being curiously compelling and quaint. You think to yourself, "huh...that's kind of interesting..." and then it simply fades into the background again.

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Tue May 03 2022
3

I really wanted to like this, unfortunately the well-known ones are both the best and the template for the rest. Disappointing as an album

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Mon May 09 2022
3

it is ok, listenable. 3.5

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Tue May 10 2022
3

Mooi gezongen en al, maar een beetje veel van hetzelfde

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Mon May 16 2022
3

Приятная и расслабляющая музыка. Но больше сказать не о чем. 5 из 10.

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Mon May 16 2022
3

pretty heavingly

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Thu May 19 2022
3

Is this album 20 years old already? Nice, but not much more. Very jazzy and light.

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Thu May 19 2022
3

This album was released when Norah was some old music dude's daughter. She is her own attraction now. Pretty easy on the ear. Never been a fave though

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Mon May 30 2022
3

The sound of a fine dinner party.

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Tue Jun 07 2022
3

People went out of their way to throw hosannas at Norah Jones when this was first released, and then seemingly continued to over-praise it until the world just agreed that Norah was the new Billie Holliday or Ella Fitzgerald. It was all just a bit too much, and waaaaaaaay too soon. But that doesn't take away from the fact that this is a gorgeous debut album. Norah Jones may not be Billie or Ella or Linda Ronstadt, but she certainly seems to be the inspiration for the Sirius XM Channel "The Blend".

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Mon Jun 13 2022
3

Not bad, that first song is a trademark sing. I think we all know Nora’s music limitations (not in execution) so it’s a nice record and that’s it

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Thu Jun 16 2022
3

Very soothing but nothing going on

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Tue Jun 21 2022
3

Not a fan. Completely bored me.

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Mon Jun 27 2022
3

Norah tiene una voz encantadora y mientras toca el piano puede generar una atmósfera por demás agradable, aunque se estanca y no sale ya de ahí.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
3

No ja nie mówię że to jest złe. Przyjemnie się słucha, tylko że brzmi tak jak 5 rzeczy, które już w ciągu tego challenge'u były. Warstwa instrumentalna i produkcyjna oczywiście bez znaczenia jak to w tym typie muzyki śpiewanej. Ale ze względu na ładny głos dam 3.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
3

Soothing, relaxing album. Not my forte, but might return to it later.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
3

Easy listening album which gives out this naturally soothing and relaxing atmosphere. Would have preferred a little bit more diversity to push it up to 4 stars though

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Tue Jun 28 2022
3

A few standout songs, and she does have a nice voice. The running time is a little long though

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Tue Jul 12 2022
3

3.5. Smooth and cool. Very nice to listen to.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
3

It's a nice album with a sweet voice and smooth jazzy at times. First song the biggest hit probably. 6/10.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
3

Nice enough, some nice background tunes. Nice

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Fri Jul 15 2022
3

Good listen, very sweet and relaxing.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
3

I certainly didn’t dislike this, and it’s pretty enough... but there’s not much variety in the vocal delivery, and the musical accompaniment and lyrical choices are all pretty safe and bland.

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Sat Jul 16 2022
3

This seems so long ago now.......it was played everywhere so listening to it now is refreshing. It's jazz and very laid back. She's got a lovely voice. I guess the young kittens don't like it 'cos there's no shiny objects but it sounds good for me at the end of the evening.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
3

Nice coffee shop music

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Mon Jul 25 2022
3

Nice background album

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Mon Jul 25 2022
3

This is one of those albums I’ve always meant to listen to as I remember all the hoopla surrounding it after it came out. As much as I appreciate her talent, ultimately, this album just isn’t my taste. Good to finally listen to it, though!

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Wed Jul 27 2022
3

This is American singer Norah Jones' debut album. It's an acoustic pop album that incorporates elements of jazz, blues, folk, soul, and country to highlight Jones' voice. The music is heavily focused on the vocals instead of the pop, jazz, or funk of the instruments, and this can be seen as a positive or a negative depending on the listener, but it paid off for this album. Come Away With Me performed well at release - being certified platinum in the US six months later and earning diamond certification 3 years after release. This album won a list of Grammy's in 2003 too: Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best New Artist, and Record of the Year & Song of the Year for "Don't Know Why". All of the praise and awards this album has received is for good reason, because it's a well produced album that will delight most listeners.

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Mon Aug 01 2022
3

Not to my taste

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Wed Aug 17 2022
3

3/5 chill jazz but not special

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

I thought people were joking about this being Starbucks music, but literally the reason this album became of the best-selling albums of the century was due to Starbucks' rise in the dawn of 9/11 and them promoting this peaceful music. How I see it is there's a spectrum between two genres she performs: (1) the 50s vocal jazz of Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan, reaching into the 60s R&B of Aretha Franklin, and (2) the country folk of contemporaries like Lucinda Williams. I can't believe "Turn Me On" isn't a cover... between the vocals and organ, it sounds straight from the 60s. Her voice is soothing, never too flashy, and gives Nelly Furtado vibes sometimes when she shows her personality. There are invitations to sing along, like "Feelin the Same Way" which helps make this a very accessible album. I think many of the tracks are strong, especially the titular track, but suffer from a number of issues. Let's be honest that the highlight is Norah Jones's voice with relaxing background instrumentation. In almost all the tracks, I can say there's little to be said about any of the jazz or acoustics. It purely serves a supporting role, a nice break from the jazz-absent pop music of the time. She branches off into different styles, from waltz to bossa nova to street Italian(?), which serves its purpose to maintain engagement, but can be tiring. I see little merit in listening past the halfway mark. So yes, this is Starbucks music. This is cocktail party gala music. Not for home listening. Just remember to put it on shuffle to avoid the latter gimmick deep tracks. Fun fact: Norah Jones is the daughter of the legendary Ravi Shankar, as a result of an affair.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
3

I'm not sure I'd call this a jazz album, it has some jazz players and some of the arrangements are a little jazzy but this is really just a tastefully pleasant pop album. It's a good soundtrack for a casual dinner or maybe the start of some day drinking.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
3

6/10

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Wed Aug 24 2022
3

I can appreciate the craft. Every song is beautifully sung and they are well chosen and arranged. It's just a bit meh for me. I could only see myself putting it on as background or mood music, and tbh if I was doing that I'd probably go for some Ella instead.

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Mon Aug 29 2022
3

Beautiful album. Somber, piano bar sad songs.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
3

Jazz, folk. Bueno pero, tan lento, que se hace aburrido.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

Fun, simple acoustic guitar with a mellow, soulful voice. I really enjoy the vibe and I'll likely come back to the album for some calming influence. The lack of musical variety will be a sticking point for me, though. It began to wear on me about halfway through. It feels like the kind of album you pick two or three songs off of and move on.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
3

No es del todo mi estilo pero me ha gustado, bien

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Tue Sep 13 2022
3

Another that is technically impressive but that does nothing for me personally. Just makes me want to listen to Randy Newman (3.0)

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Wed Sep 14 2022
3

This album came out during my skater phase being obsessed with Avril Lavigne so I HATED Norah Jones. As an adult I appreciate her coffee house style but it’s still my not my favorite.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
3

She has such a unique enjoyable voice. I wish there were so more up-tempo songs on the album though. It was putting me to sleep by the end with slow song after slow song. Still a good album but needed more variety IMO.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
3

Idk, weird day, ebb and flows again which is kinda disappointing, cool that I can kinda hang out though

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Tue Sep 20 2022
3

I wouldn't be annoyed if this was playing in a Starbucks.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
3

Very enjoyable. I haven’t listened to this record since it came out, but still liked it. Jones has a very smooth voice with just interesting enough phrasing to avoid being bland. But it’s really just a chill adult-contempo / jazz album, not sure why it makes the list.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
3

lights down low.. check, candles lit.. check, didn't burn dinner.. big check, love of your life at the table... check.. time to que the norah jones.. So it's good background music but too far to the pop scale than the jazz scale for me.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
3

It was ok

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