Feels Like Home - Norah Jones
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  • Summary: Arif Mardin produced this follow-up to the singer's hugely successful 2002 effort 'Come Away With Me.' Dolly Parton guests.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Far from rehashing her debut, she's made an older and wiser sequel, where the quiet magic of each song gets stronger with every listen. [Mar 2003, p.101]
  2. This is no more a perfect album than "Come Away With Me," but its highlights again carry the stamp of a singer whose talent is strong and whose vision is true.
  3. 83
    A better record than Come Away--less piano bar, more honkey-tonk. [Apr 2004, p.93]
  4. It should neither shock old fans nor disappoint those hoping to hear her reach for more.
  5. The vibe is more early Bonnie Raitt than early Sarah Vaughan. [13 Feb 2004, p.70]
  6. 70
    Yes, it's an unchallenging and even deeply conservative record. But its class is positively aristocratic. [Mar 2004, p.99]
  7. Feels Like Home is so inoffensive you have trouble remembering whether you put it on.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. NseE
    Feb 22, 2004
    10
    Norah Jones sophomore effort is a continuation of its predecessor. A loose blend of jazz, folk and country, coupled with her clear, almost breathy vocals. Right from the beautiful surreal cover art, you know you?re in for a treat. ?Sunrise?, the lead off single, opens the cd to good effect. It?s a light, breezy song. ?Carnival town? is an excellent cabaret style number, one of 6 songs penned or co penned by Jones. ?In the morning? is another beauty, with some great bass playing. ?Humble me? is a beautiful song of contrition and forgiveness, almost Gospel like. ?Above ground?, The long way home? (with delightful guitar strumming), The prettiest thing? (very pretty song), and ?Don?t miss you at all? (a tender piano ballad which samples Duke Ellington to good effect), are other standouts from this stark, understated gem. This cd will do your collection no harm. Expand
  2. colinl
    Jan 7, 2006
    10
    Oh yes, a 10 from me. The purest voice on the planet. I have not purchased any CD's ever until I heard this voice. Keep those songs coming!
  3. Nov 9, 2012
    10
    Another marvelous album from Norah Jones, who has, absolutely, the voice of an angel. The songs, especially Sunrise, my personal favorite, are wonderfully simple. Expand
  4. Jun 29, 2012
    8
    Though its not as good as her debut cd, its still a solid album, well worth the listen. The best songs of the album are probably Toes and What Am I to You? Expand
  5. MatthieuR
    Feb 16, 2004
    6
    I'm sure I'm not the first nor the last to make this observation, but this album really falls flat compared to her previous one. Whereas "Come Away With Me" was full of emotive, catchy and brooding songs, "Feels Like Home" feels like background music par excellence: sultry vocals over bland beats and rather pedestrians songwriting. It's too bad, because this singer's got talent. Expand
  6. JulianW
    Feb 11, 2004
    6
    Cool, chilling but sometimes boring.
  7. DruU
    Mar 15, 2004
    2
    Ms. Jones has one of those angelic voices you can listen to all day. This album starts off well enough with the beautiful "Sunrise" using ever aspect of that voice but then goes nowhere from there. Her first album is a masterpiece but this one falls way short. We can only hope she quickly releases a third album along the lines of her first. Expand

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