...Featuring Norah Jones

Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Uncut
    Dec 20, 2010
    80
    These 18 collaborations are a fascinating voyage through the classier end of pop, country and R&B over the past decade, and also add much needed focus to Jones (sometime insipid) mix of country and smooth jazz. [Jan 2011, p.93]
  2. Mojo
    Dec 14, 2010
    80
    This 18-song miscellany reminds us that talent loves the company of talent, one-off duets with Ray Charles and Dolly Parton underlining Jones's seemingly effortless ascent to premier league status. [Jan. 2011, p. 97]
  3. Nov 17, 2010
    75
    ...Featuring doesn't really turn over any new rocks in the Zen garden of Jones' voice, perpetually in repose. It only reinforces her power over and over again--but it's hard to complain when her vocal prowess is so refined.
  4. 75
    Q-Tip brings out a hint of funkiness, Ray Charles nudges her to start bending notes, and Dolly Parton coaxes out her inner twang. A little friskiness suits her well.
  5. Dec 13, 2010
    73
    As a series of off-the-cuff side projects have shown, though, Jones' musical interests are more varied than they might appear, a fact that's demonstrated neatly on ". . . Featuring," which collects more than a dozen of her collaborations with a wide range of other acts, including Willie Nelson, Belle & Sebastian, OutKast and Foo Fighters.
  6. Nov 15, 2010
    72
    Singing with El Madmo or sampled by Talib Kweli, she doesn't sit comfortably or confidently in every style, but even the less successful forays serve to bust through genre boundaries.
  7. Dec 20, 2010
    70
    Helpfully rounds up 18 of these guest appearances, including a cut by the Jones-fronted country cabaret outfit the Little Willies, and what impresses is the range of collaborators and the consistency of the music.
  8. Nov 15, 2010
    70
    It's fair to say that for every misstep there's an unexpectedly winning duet, but not enough of Jones' maturity is brought to the fore.
  9. Nov 15, 2010
    70
    ...Featuring Norah Jones may attempt to cast her in something of a supporting role, but it's still definitively a Norah Jones record, and a solid one at that.
  10. Q Magazine
    Dec 23, 2010
    60
    Her collaborations, from Foo Fighters to Ray Charles. [Jan. 2011, p. 151]
  11. Dec 16, 2010
    50
    Jones' strengths lie in her collaborations in alt-country.
  12. Nov 17, 2010
    50
    The musical equivalent of a coffee table book this is a poised, polished album of covers and collaborations spanning a decade.
  13. Nov 16, 2010
    40
    Ultimately, though, the comp is uneven, and it's difficult to determine the intended audience; fans likely already own these songs.
  14. Under The Radar
    Dec 23, 2010
    30
    ...Featuring might make a great stocking stuffer for mom, but even she might have trouble swallowing over an hour of Jones; innocuous and predictable soft rock. [Year End 2010, p.77]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 7, 2012
    8
    Check out our full review at Manik Music: http://www.manikmusic.net/reviews/nora-jones-little-broken-hearts/

    In 2002, Norah Jones released
    Check out our full review at Manik Music: http://www.manikmusic.net/reviews/nora-jones-little-broken-hearts/

    In 2002, Norah Jones released her debut album, Come Away With Me. It ended up selling a whopping 22 million copies, netting her several Grammys, and solidifying her as one of the emerging â
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  2. Feb 2, 2011
    8
    Didn't even know this was coming out till I went to get my morning latte at Starbucks. Great idea to put together a collection of herDidn't even know this was coming out till I went to get my morning latte at Starbucks. Great idea to put together a collection of her collaborations - it showcases just how versatile she is across genres and every track is solid. Hope she keeps pushing the jazz label and does what feels right for her. Full Review »
  3. Dec 1, 2010
    8
    If anyone ever doubted Norah's ability to transcend all genres, this album ends the argument. Jones shows her skill to adapt to perform withIf anyone ever doubted Norah's ability to transcend all genres, this album ends the argument. Jones shows her skill to adapt to perform with anyone, in any style. The album will contain an instant favorite for anyone that listens to it as it has something for everyone. Personally, I enjoy the somewhat improv track with Q-Tip in which one can see Norah Jones apply her voice to a sort of R & B genre (I would say hip-hop, but that is found on the Talib Kweli track). Jones creates an instant classic with Ray Charles on "Here we go again". The album allows Norah to spread her wings and glide into territories usually untouched by someone of her prowess. You have to hear the collaborations to understand... Full Review »