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  • Summary: Produced with Mike Stevens, the covers album from the former Eurythmics singer includes such classics as "Summertime," “Georgia on My Mind and "I Put a Spell on You."
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  • Record Label: Blue Note
  • Genre(s): Adult Contemporary, Vocal, Standards, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock
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I Put a Spell On You
I put a spell on you Because you're mine You better stop the things you do I ain't lying ain't lying You know I can't stand it You're running... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mojo
    Nov 5, 2014
    80
    Straight and true, without a trace of rear-view-mirror sentimentality. [Nov 2014, p.92]
  2. Oct 28, 2014
    70
    She and co-producer Mike Stevens keep the production mostly clean and warm, though the song selection is sometimes curious.
  3. Nov 7, 2014
    70
    Nostalgia is music perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee and an omelet in the morning hours, while slowly waking to the world. Rarely does it command the full attention of the listener and oftentimes it borders on background music, something that Lennox never intended.
  4. Oct 21, 2014
    60
    "Summertime," "Strange Fruit" and "God Bless the Child" show reverence and impeccable technique yet not quite enough signature to transcend mere impressiveness.
  5. Oct 23, 2014
    60
    Lennox is at her best when she sounds most involved, and her beautiful takes on Georgia on My Mind, God Bless the Child and You Belong to Me are full of poignancy and yearning.
  6. The ex-Eurythmics singer pumps new life in the war horses by locating their bluesy core.
  7. Oct 21, 2014
    50
    Clearly, these songs are standards for a reason, and Lennox does nothing to tarnish their legacy or expand it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Oct 29, 2014
    10
    Nostalgia taps into the soul that Annie's fans have always know she has. She has gone from being a cutting edge New Wave Artist to a heartNostalgia taps into the soul that Annie's fans have always know she has. She has gone from being a cutting edge New Wave Artist to a heart wrenching feminist adult contemporary singer. Now we hear her belting out standards that still touch heart, soul, and yet do not shy away from controversy. I wa familiar with most every song on the album except for Memphis in June, I Cover the Waterfront, and Strange Fruit. Memphis in June is infectious. I find myself singing it in my dreams. Annie has a way of haunting you with her voice in the most wonderful way. Strange Fruit carries a completely different, haunting message that we cannot forget. My favorite track is I Put a Spell on You. Ms. Lennox delivers the Jazz standard with originality and conviction. Of course Summertime and God Bless the Child can bring you to joyful tears. Annie cannot sing a wrong note. And on Nostalgia she sings every note with southern soulful conviction and pride. This is definitely one of my favorite new albums this fall. Expand
  2. Apr 25, 2015
    10
    One of the best albums that I've ever heard in my life. Annie Lennox's voice is so beautiful and powerful, and all the lyrics that she singsOne of the best albums that I've ever heard in my life. Annie Lennox's voice is so beautiful and powerful, and all the lyrics that she sings is amazing. I really really really loved this one! Expand
  3. Nov 1, 2014
    5
    These songs are sung nicely enough, but like "Medusa," it takes on other people's songs and falters in the end. Annie should stick to her ownThese songs are sung nicely enough, but like "Medusa," it takes on other people's songs and falters in the end. Annie should stick to her own material. Even "Bare," which has a few weak songs, is better than this outing into the world of Billie Holiday - someone Annie has nothing or very little in common with. Some songs are better left alone after they've been sung be a genius. Expand