Monday, November 15, 2010

Norah Jones ... Featuring Review

I've got Norah Jones first two albums and I love them so when I heard about this opportunity to review her latest release ...Featuring I jumped on it!  Sadly, I was less than impressed.

Of course I should have realized ahead of time that this album is a set of covers of other songs and collaborations.  Many other musicians are included, which is cool, but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of new material.  One of the songs I recognized from the albums I have, while another is an old classic.

The songs are described as ranging from jazz to country, hip-hop to rock.  I admit there are definitely different styles to some of the songs, but the overlying theme is still what I'd recognize as Norah Jones style.  Basically if there are smooth, "easy listening" versions of each of those styles you'll find that on this album.

However, the biggest reason I won't be adding this album to my line-up is that a couple of the songs are definitely not kid friendly and way too explicit to be brushed over.  I'm talking particularly about track #10, but there are others I don't really want my son to pick up on either.

If you absolutely love Norah Jones, or have never heard of her, then this album might be for you.  It releases tomorrow, November 16th, but you can pre-order a copy from Amazon (that is, if you're not boycotting them right now!)

All that to say... if you want to give it a listen, I'm giving away my copy.  So just leave me a relevant comment (no "pick me" or "yes please" comments) and I'll pick a winner one week from today.  US addresses only please.

I received this album for review from One 2 One network.  I was not compensated in any other way although I am entered to win a gift card by posting this review.


  1. It's been a looong time since I've listened to Norah Jones. (I think I had her first two albums....I still have one. It's been awhile since I've pulled it out.)

    My guess is that I'd have the same concerns as you, so no need to enter me. I just wanted to say that I"m glad you reviewed this! I didn't realize she had a new album out but I'm glad to know more about it and trust your thoughts on it!

  2. Well, I'd be willing to give it a try if it didn't mean a purchase...

  3. I heard a song from this CD in a Starbucks store and liked it (Loretta). I would like to be entered in the drawing.


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