Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
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  • Summary: Pop/jazz vocalist and pianist Norah Jones, the daughter of Ravi Shankar, picked up 5 Grammy awards for this debut album, produced by Arif Mardin.
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  1. 100
    Gorgeous and intimate, the 14 songs on her debut disc ache with romantic maturity and a smart, slow-jam sexiness that belies the fact that, at 22, Jones is hardly older than Britney.
  2. Her voice is supple and precise, her touch on piano lovely.
  3. A showcase for Jones' remarkable voice, the disc captures a singer whose rare instinct for interpretation always serves the song, rather than working against it.
  4. She has created a complete, original style that straddles multiple musical genres.
  5. Inevitably, it all starts to grow a little samey.
  6. She sings in an earthy growl that can send chills, or a conspiratorial whisper that suggests she's sharing sworn secrets, or a weary sigh that exudes the kind of quiet, easygoing intimacy that doesn't come around in songs too much anymore.
  7. There's a seductive quality to the simple yet sophisticated and intimate ambience Jones creates with this music.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. NseE
    Mar 15, 2003
    10
    Brilliant cd. 'I've got to see you again', 'Painter song', 'Don't know why' are all fantastic songs. Bought this after reading a review in Time magazine just after it came out, and no regrets. Expand
  2. KyleS.
    Jul 29, 2004
    10
    Amazing! Simply outstanding! I hope she stays around for years to come; I'm so sick of everyone being either a rapper or in a punk rock band. Long live Norah Jones!!! Expand
  3. TDawson
    Mar 24, 2003
    10
    Norah Jone's come away with me is definitly one of the best albums recorded in a long time. Her remarkably smoothe sultry voice accompanied by the beautiful tunes of the piano make a great match. It is good to get a break from the norm of modern-day rock and just hear some easy listening music, definitly a greatest hit and a new classic on my list. Expand
  4. Jun 29, 2012
    10
    Quite Possibly the best album that was released in the decade that was 2000-09. Not one track on the cd isn't a pleasure to listen to. Norah's voice accompanied by the piano is a thing of beauty. She brings so much to every song by only making slight changes to her tone of voice throughout the albums 45:03 run-time. Expand
  5. Nov 9, 2012
    10
    Come Away With Me, is, simply put, a beautiful album. It showcases a sympathy of sounds so harmonic, you are slowly soothed into a daze.
  6. UyiO
    Mar 27, 2003
    9
    A warm soothing set of 14 songs. Like a sweet bird mutterings meditations on the human heart from afar, this cd is as important as a warm cup of cocoa by the fire after a hard day's work. She does not over sing or plunge into self indulgence but rather seduces you to let your heart rest Expand
  7. HeatherM
    Mar 30, 2005
    5
    Not bad but severely overrated. Safer than milk, i.e. TOO safe, no back-bone, no risks, virtually no excitement. She has a beautiful voice, but a fine instrument doesn't mean much when it's stuck playing Muzak. The first song is pleasant, but you may have trouble staying awake past the halfway point, unless you're the type who treats music like background noise, in which case this should do fine. There's nothing wrong with soft pop, but if this is supposed the 'best' that's out there, then the public's either too desperate or need to challenge themselves a wee bit more. Expand

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