Half The Perfect World - Madeleine Peyroux
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  • Summary: The jazz vocalist mixes originals with covers of songs by the likes of Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen for her third album, a follow-up to 2004's "Careless Love."
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  1. 100
    As intimate and unforced an album as I've ever heard. [Nov 2006, p.104]
  2. World is like stumbling into a jazz café at closing time. [22 Sep 2006, p.94]
  3. 80
    Peyroux's enviable ability to sing just behind the beat conveys effortless sophistication. [Nov 2006, p.124]
  4. Fans of Norah Jones should gobble up this album, but Peyroux is no mere imitator: She's her own, very real thing.
  5. The delicateness of Half the Perfect World is certainly nice, but Peyroux seems to be using it as a device to hide behind instead of an actual expression of feeling.
  6. Perfect rainy day music. [Nov 2006, p.147]
  7. Only a tender take on Tom Waits' "(Looking For) The Heart of a Saturday Night" gives Peyroux the glimmer of modernity Perfect World so desperately craves. [Oct 2006, p.80]

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