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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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There's perfume burning in the air Bits of beauty everywhere Shrapnel flying, soldier hit the dirt She comes so close You feel her then She tells... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Mojo
    100
    As intimate and unforced an album as I've ever heard. [Nov 2006, p.104]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    World is like stumbling into a jazz café at closing time. [22 Sep 2006, p.94]
  3. Peyroux is a wonderful singer and this collection of songs is her best yet.
  4. Q Magazine
    70
    Perfect rainy day music. [Nov 2006, p.147]
  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. Fans of Norah Jones should gobble up this album, but Peyroux is no mere imitator: She's her own, very real thing.
  7. Rolling Stone
    60
    Much of it is polite and pretty. [21 Sep 2006, p.88]

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