Not Too Late - Norah Jones
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

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  • Summary: M. Ward and the Kronos Quartet are among the guests on the singer's third album.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. The darker, more mischievous mood at work is perfectly complemented by arrangements that are as inventive as they are austere.
  2. This collection of quaint, feel-good numbers is not going to set the world alight, but it offers something warm and comforting to come home to.
  3. 80
    The majority of Not Too Late hums with a placid darkness and neurosis which is as delicious as it is unexpected. [Feb 2007, p.104]
  4. Yes, there could be more new ground broken in this material, but this does not necessarily equate to artistic diffidence.
  5. Sonically, at least, the album takes only a small step away from the latte-lover mainstream.
  6. Norah's most personal collection of songs to date.
  7. That voice is still "that voice," but gravity was never what made it fly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 7 out of 26
  1. HW
    Jan 31, 2007
    10
    Great album. Rich sound, wonderful texture. Certainly not a wholesale departure, but why mess with success? Norah builds on the solid foundation that got her here by artfully adding a new level of sophistication. Expand
  2. JoyCure
    Feb 7, 2007
    10
    Wonderfully moving. A great album, as usual. Couldn't wait to get it and I was not dissappointed a bit.
  3. RobertZ
    Apr 18, 2007
    10
    Not too late! Awesome performance that was better than her last effort. I rate this a "10" all the way.
  4. JerrodL.
    Jan 29, 2007
    8
    My favorite Norah Jones album yet.
  5. JohnH
    Feb 8, 2007
    4
    Nora's silky jazz voice is wasted on simplistic and immature notions put to lyrics. Such a sophisticated and talented voice is betrayed by too much sophmoric prattle. Expand
  6. KarenA
    Feb 5, 2007
    3
    I am a huge Norah Jones fan, but this CD was blah!!! The only song of any interest was "not too late." Also, Norah has a right to express her political opinions "my dear country," but I purchase her CD's to enjoy her music and relax. I can get my fill of political opinions from talk radio and TV news channels. I loved her first CD (bought 3 of them), her 2nd not so much and the last one, I will probably not play again. Thanks for listening!!! Expand
  7. CharlesB
    Feb 11, 2007
    0
    The melodies are pleasant, though forgettable, and the lyrics are those of a dreamy high schooler with little contact with the real world and an inability to think in anything but a superficial way. Expand

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