• Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2003
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Her confidence blossomed this time around and vocally, she's never sounded so good.
  2. Naess, abetted by her prettily winsome voice, seems ever perched on a razor's edge of heartbreak and hope -- not an easy trick, but for the most part she pulls it off.
  3. Under The Radar
    80
    Any fans of Jewel turned off by her recent pop conversion should find some solace, and even some better tunes, in Leona Naess. [#5, p.114]
  4. Less immediately ear-grabbing than the previous disc, this self-titled record nonetheless sinks in deeply after a mere handful of plays.
  5. Sure, it takes some time to sink in, but once it gets a hold of your heart, it won't let go.
  6. Naess is quite comfortable doling out one melodic ditty after another.
  7. Blender
    60
    These songs are pleasant, stripped-down and also a little limp. [Oct 2003, p.124]
  8. Often beautifully sung, always pretty, the album still seems troubled beyond heartbreak.
  9. Unlike Leona Naess the musician, Leona Naess the album is nearly forgettable, such is the perfection of its production and cardboard cut-out lyrical and musical themes.
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  1. AdrianoC
    Jul 16, 2006
    10
    If "What the world needs now is love", as the old songs says, Leona did her part brilliantly: this is a beautiful (and underrated) pop If "What the world needs now is love", as the old songs says, Leona did her part brilliantly: this is a beautiful (and underrated) pop collection about love, and the bad part of it, and the good part of it. Full Review »