2012 album from the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, produced by Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton). Little Broken Hearts is the fascinating next step in the artistic evolution of one of the music world's most consistently intriguing artists. Jones first emerged on the world stage 10 years ago this month with the February 2002 release of Come Away With Me, her self-described "moody little record" that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon, sweeping the 2003 Grammy Awards and signaling a paradigm shift away from the prevailing synthetic pop music of the time. Come Away With Me has just become the #10 best-selling album of the Soundscan era. The album has sold 25 million copies worldwide.
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This Deluxe edition contains a bonus disc with three additional tracks.
This is her best album since "Come Away With Me", but be warned that Norah has gone in a whole new direction. If you are looking for a redo of "Come Away With Me", then you will probably hate this. This is a darker and harder album. The songs are great and definitely grow on you with repeated listening. Her voice is fabulous-beautiful and haunting as always, and her backing band is excellent. I saw her this summer in Sweden, and was blown away by the concert. However, probably half the audience were disappointed with her new sound; the rest of us loved it. I have heard this album on MP3 and it didn't do justice to the sound at all. But the CD and get the full experience.
Norah has had a few wonderful moments over the years, and this is one of them. The Danger Mouse production serves her well, as does the selection of songs, many of which have an edgier undercurrent that the sweetness we often expect from Miss Jones. 'She's 22' and 'Miriam' are particularly good.
I was told she came out of her divorce when she wrote this album. This is a better album than her previous . But I cant help to think after writing material that she wrote , at the level she wrote it , she could do better. I find the recording flawed , if not terrible. Even on a bad day, she is a composer to contend with , so its not all bad, but she could do much better.