Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. There simply isn't another singer working in pop music now that holds a candle to Jones.
  2. Q Magazine
    90
    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]
  3. 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.
  4. Instead of making any stupid concessions to her sudden celebrity... the Home girl plays it cool, carrying on with the same smooth vibes that made her a star.
  5. Spin
    83
    A better record than Come Away--less piano bar, more honkey-tonk. [Apr 2004, p.93]
  6. Mojo
    80
    It's similar to the debut.... But there's a more vivid light-and-shade to the textures and a craft and depth to the compositions that represent a welcome distillation of Jones' art. [Mar 2004, p.92]
  7. The most heartening thing about Feels Like Home is the utter absence of fussiness, or second-album overthink. It extends the Come Away With Me template while never echoing the earlier songs.
  8. A soft and amiable album that frames Jones' "soft-focus Aretha Franklin" voice with a group of songs that are as classy as they are quiet.
  9. Recalling Come Away With Me only for Jones’s sultry voice, the album has its share of pleasant throwaways, but those are balanced by a handful of starkly beautiful and excellently arranged songs.
  10. It should neither shock old fans nor disappoint those hoping to hear her reach for more.
  11. There are moments when Feels Like Home feels too maudlin ("Humble Me") or overly subdued ("Carnival Town"), but it's a generally winning collection of finely polished (albeit innocuous) gems.
  12. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    The vibe is more early Bonnie Raitt than early Sarah Vaughan. [13 Feb 2004, p.70]
  13. If the choice of songs and beat and instrumentation were sometimes restrictive, still the piano and the voice endured.
  14. Uncut
    70
    Yes, it's an unchallenging and even deeply conservative record. But its class is positively aristocratic. [Mar 2004, p.99]
  15. Eventually you’re left longing for a dash of spontaneity or that the band would break into something adventurous.
  16. Blender
    70
    The mood of Jones's second album is more or less the same, if slightly friskier. [Mar 2004, p.118]
  17. Material is everything to a chanteuse, and in contrast to Come Away With Me, the problem here is that Jones wrote/co-wrote almost half of the Home's 13 tracks.
  18. Endlessly pleasing (or trying to please), Feels Like Home dilutes even Jones’s brand of comfort-food jazz, grinding it down to something like a chewy gob of baby food.
  19. Feels Like Home is so inoffensive you have trouble remembering whether you put it on.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. Feb 17, 2015
    8
    Norah Jones: The beautiful, sweet and shy girl, winning five Grammy awards, proves to what came on their second album.
    A record that is not a
    Norah Jones: The beautiful, sweet and shy girl, winning five Grammy awards, proves to what came on their second album.
    A record that is not a revolution in the music industry or in Jones's career, but it is extremely satisfactory and better than Come Away with me.
    Feels Like homes still so sweet, as his previous album, exploring jazz-blues melodies and a big part of country, one basically sound and extremely quiet record. It will not offend old fans and new fans can captivate.
    The album reaches the pick already in the beginning, with the soft "Sunrise", the time to fall in love with Norah in "What Am i to You" and excess sugar in "Those sweet words" and "Be Here To Love Me "and the animation in " Creepin 'In ".
    The rest of the album does not appear so, but still very well organized and worked.
    Lyrically perhaps Fells Like Home does not offer much, making the sound more interesting.
    Completing Norah jones is a very talented girl, who certainly deserves the phenomenon of her second album.
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  2. 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, areAnother marvelous album from Norah Jones, who has, absolutely, the voice of an angel. The songs, especially Sunrise, my personal favorite, are wonderfully simple. Full Review »
  3. 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 WhatThough 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? Full Review »