My One And Only Thrill

  • Record Label: Verve
  • Release Date: Apr 28, 2009
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15

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  1. BaroccoB.
    Apr 29, 2009
    9
    Eclectic, Glamour and so deeply Noir...I have the feeling to be in a boudoir.
  2. RobertL.
    May 5, 2009
    9
    Simply stunning performance
  3. StephenS.
    Jun 5, 2009
    10
    Stunning album by someone who is rapidly into an consummate artist.
  4. markr.
    Jun 22, 2009
    9
    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.
  5. JamesA.
    Jul 23, 2009
    8
    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.
  6. Feb 14, 2011
    10
    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
    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.
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Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. A model of crisp economy and deep craft, Gardot's singular vision spans bossa nova ("Les Etoile"), blues ('Who Will Comfort Me'), noir ('Your Heart Is as Black as Night'), art song ('The Rain'), and a fistful of romantic ballads that are at once timeless and thrillingly original.
  2. Gardot's wistful, breathy voice belies her youth and the unobtrusive competence of this album effortlessly belies the difficulties she has striven to overcome.
  3. This followup to her successful Worrisome Heart is mostly wistful, sometimes strings-accompanied originals.