This instant freedom and carte blanche led to a vast array of projects, including a collaboration album featuring Q-Tip and Dolly Parton, forming roots country group The Little Willies, and working with Daniel Luppi and Danger Mouse on their expansive Rome. That smoky, lithe, gorgeous voice is still the same, the focal point that it deserves to be. Lyrically, this is a breakup album, but the album is anything but one-note, finding solace in a handful of different reactions. The difference between this and the cafe music that first made Jones a household name is large, but the transition is anything but jarring. There are a handful of different types of pop covered on Little Broken Hearts , the studied, tried and true compositions of two incredibly smart musicians. Jones has a mastery of her own voice and delivery, fitting it with each new musical twist, and Burton knows just which buttons to push on the pop machine. Her narration in these tracks is always direct, describing specific moments in time and specific relationship details. Despite that shifting, the album remains unified by its breakup theme, as if the thing unravels like the stages of grief. This is a serious indie pop album.
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The best album by Norah Jones is Come Away With Me which is ranked number in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1, The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of all tracks have been rated. You can include this album in your own chart from the My Charts page! Showing latest 20 members who have this album in their collection Show all 25 members.
Since the announcement of Little Broken Hearts , the new studio album from Norah Jones, lots of critics have alluded to a change in direction. Initially, that was due in part to her collaboration with producer Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse whose tactics behind the board have been well documented with bands like The Black Keys, Beck, Broken Bells and Gnarls Barkley. In fact, she worked previously with Burton as part of his Rome project with Daniele Luppi. CD Of The Month.
On her previous four albums, the New York-born singer had prepared all her material ahead of the studio sessions, but Little Broken Hearts was defined by its spontaneity: Jones entered the studio without knowing what would transpire. At the time, she was nursing a broken heart after a romantic relationship turned sour, but on Little Broken Hearts she transmuted her pain into an absorbing and kaleidoscopic concept album that explores the aftermath of a break-up. A pop-rock track about exorcising the ghost of a broken love affair, it sounded radically different from anything Jones had released before. Despite its valedictory theme, the song is upbeat rather than depressing.