My One And Only Thrill - Melody Gardot
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  • Summary: The second full-length album for the singer-songwriter from Philadelphia was produced by Larry Klein.
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  1. 80
    Gardot's torch ballads smoulder intensely. [Apr 2009, p.103]
  2. Her hushed, velvet-smooth vocals evoke a noir yearning and forlornness, her slow-burn delivery enraptures with a torch sentimentality, and her support team shines.
  3. These are slight, subtle progressions but what impresses is how thoroughly My One and Only Thrill lives up to the promise of her debut, offering another album that is as enchanting in its sound as it is in its substance.
  4. My One and Only Thrill, in its insistently slow tempos and heavy-heartedness, resists a full embrace.
  5. This followup to her successful Worrisome Heart is mostly wistful, sometimes strings-accompanied originals.
  6. 60
    Melody Gardot actually makes a better album than Shakin' Stevens and Peyroux with My One And Only Thrill. [Apr 2009, p.82]
  7. Gardot mixes jazz and R&B with elegant string arrangements and acoustic guitars to beguiling, small-hour effect. [Mar 2009, p.98]

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  1. Feb 14, 2011
    Soulful, encompassing, at times even spine tingling. Strong words perhaps, but the more I listen the more the powerful vocals and melodies grip me.

    Standouts on this album include "Lover Undercover" - grab your headphones, close your eyes and let the soaring chords, piano interludes and smoky vocals transport you. "Our Love Is Easy" blends a strong contemporary jazz feel with just the right amount of classical and orchestral accoutrements. "My One and Only Thrill" blurs the lines even further with jazz and ballad notes with a full sixty-second orchestral interlude halfway through the track.

    Whether it's chill out Sunday afternoons, or evenings in front of the fire, add this to your playlist.
  2. StephenS.
    Jun 5, 2009
    Stunning album by someone who is rapidly into an consummate artist.
  3. RobertL.
    May 5, 2009
    Simply stunning performance
  4. BaroccoB.
    Apr 29, 2009
    Eclectic, Glamour and so deeply Noir...I have the feeling to be in a boudoir.
  5. markr.
    Jun 22, 2009
    Just close your eyes and listen to the lyrics and melody's sweet vocals. If you love Jazz vocals this is a nice album to add to the collection, better yet catch her live you wont regret it. Expand
  6. JamesA.
    Jul 23, 2009
    Being allergic to smooth jazz singers and the like I was pleasantly surprised that this album was not that. I read somewhere that she was influenced in part by Caetano Veloso - I'm glad that it comes across. Expand