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  • Summary: Norah Jones is one of two vocalists (Richard Julian is the other) in New York's Little Willies, who make their debut with this mostly-covers album.

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It's Not You It's Me
I just can't keep going along Making believe nothing's wrong It's wrong and it's always gonna be Nothing you did in any way Nothing you said or... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Mojo
    80
    Mostly loose and warm more than heart-stopping. [Apr 2006, p.104]
  2. Maybe this isn't a major record, but it's thoroughly likeable record that doesn't lose its charm on repeated plays.
  3. Uncut
    70
    From start to finish it's an anti-diva joy. [Apr 2006, p.110]
  4. The professionalism behind these country-lite treatments keeps the band from sounding as relaxed and spontaneous as they apparently do live.
  5. Blender
    60
    [Has] a relaxed good humor and a genuine feel for the pulse of Western swing. [Apr 2006, p.114]
  6. For all their individual talents and collective intentions, The Little Willies just don't measure up to the greats they invoke.

See all 14 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. PineappleWater
    Mar 29, 2006
    9
    Lots of fun and soul with expert vocals and music; can't ask for more.
  2. walterl
    Mar 15, 2006
    8
    Great vocals with light, loose and fun musicianship.
  3. DougG
    Mar 15, 2006
    6
    A very nice recording by very good musciains. But it just doesn't catch fire.
  4. RandallA
    Jun 16, 2006
    4
    Thought I would love Nora Jones sing anything, but couldn't get into this one.