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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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Thinking About You
Yesterday I saw the sun shinin' And the leaves were fallin' down softly And my cold hands needed a warm, warm touch And I was thinkin' about you But... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Mojo
    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]
  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. The darker, more mischievous mood at work is perfectly complemented by arrangements that are as inventive as they are austere.
  4. Yes, there could be more new ground broken in this material, but this does not necessarily equate to artistic diffidence.
  5. Jones has concocted a pleasing effort underneath its delicate air.
  6. Q Magazine
    60
    With a surfeit of samey country-rock ballads, Not Too Late ultimately proves rather a long haul. [Feb 2007, p.98]
  7. Blender
    40
    Again, the results are a mutant virus of gorgeous and bland, grainy and slick. [Mar 2007, p.135]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  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 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. Nov 9, 2012
    8
    Not Too Late, the third release from Norah Jones, still showcases her beautiful voice, but I think the lyrics could've cut a little deeperNot Too Late, the third release from Norah Jones, still showcases her beautiful voice, but I think the lyrics could've cut a little deeper than they did. Expand
  5. VikasS
    Apr 17, 2007
    7
    I liked sinkin' soon the best. The rest is quiet mellow and sombre. The albumn makes a perfect lounge room companion when you have a few I liked sinkin' soon the best. The rest is quiet mellow and sombre. The albumn makes a perfect lounge room companion when you have a few guests over for martinis and cocktails. Expand
  6. wangl
    Jan 30, 2007
    4
    Snora Jones.
  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 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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