• Record Label: Verve
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2009
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 60
    A so-so collection of lushly orchestrated Brazilian bossa novas and ballads that unite Mrs. Costello with Frank Sinatra's arranger claus Ogerman. [Apr 2009, p.82]
  2. As if fearing she might be overtaken in the sweet-nothings department by the even more whispery newcomer Melody Gardot, Krall here breathes her way through an entire album of songs about love and loss, mostly restricting herself to a smoky middle register--with a little samba-sensuality on the side.
  3. Quiet Nights contains a few surprises, even if they are dressed up in slow finery.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. DavidW.
    Apr 20, 2009
    4
    I love Bossa Nova and also I enjoyed Diana Krall's last album very much. But the combination just doesn' t work out. Diana I love Bossa Nova and also I enjoyed Diana Krall's last album very much. But the combination just doesn' t work out. Diana Krall's voice seems out of place, out of tune. The orchestra sounds spiritless and drowsy instead of laid back. The interpretations are lukewarm and uninspired. What a disappointment. Full Review »
  2. DaveK
    Apr 14, 2009
    6
    Individually the songs are beautiful but together they induce sleep. Lacks the "snap" of some of the arrangements on "Look of Love."
  3. RayB
    Apr 14, 2009
    4
    Not a best effort, Ms. Krall tries to break her formidable mold, and delivers a very nice smooth, and rather boring album. I use it as Not a best effort, Ms. Krall tries to break her formidable mold, and delivers a very nice smooth, and rather boring album. I use it as background music. During dinner. When no one is particularly listening. There is virtually no contrast here, and her voice is too soft and breathyt. I think it's supposed to be romantic, but it comes across as amateurish. She can do so much better than this. Also, the full orchestra used to back her up is so far in the background that it might as well not be there. I guess someone wanted a truly safe album. Only for die hard Krall fans. Or people who don't like jazz much. And in hotel lobbies. Rest homes. Funeral home restrooms. Full Review »