... There is no doubt that Norah Jones is the most formidable new jazz vocal talent since Diana Krall. Her vocal control, style, tone, and soul are unmistakably brilliant. I also find her writing ability to be fantastic, as evidenced by the title track - the only reason her tracks don't stand out as much on the CD is because of the star-studded cast of old-time songwriters represented by the other tracks. However, there is a major caveat with this album, which is that its mood is completely monotonal. Taken individually, each track is a beautiful lament (Don't Know Why), slow burning love song (Come Away With Me), or smoky introspective (Nightengale). However, taken en masse they create such a dark, contemplative weave that after a while the listener loses consciousness of the details of the tunes and his/her attention easliy wanders to other things. The introduction of even one or two upbeat, more aggressively arranged tunes would save this record and earn it 5 stars in my book. I'd like to hear Jones take on some of the bop classics, or maybe dabble in some Kurt Elling-like rearrangements of mellower tunes with spicier backgrounds. All in all though, a CD worth owning and an artist worth looking out for in the future.