Ryan and I picked up Norah Jones' new album today at Circuit City. As a bonus, they gave each of us a DVD full of music videos including ones from Norah ("Coma Away With Me"), Coldplay, Chemical Brothers, Ben Harper, Al Green, Kylie Minogue, and others. The Chemical Brothers video is extremely entertaining to watch, ("Get Yourself High") as digital manipulation a-la "Kung Pow" makes an old Kung-Fu movie fodder for dancing and singing.
So it was a good day for freebies.
On the album itself, I can give you a few first impressions. The initial impression was that this album is in no way challenging or daring. I wouldn't use the word bland, but I also wouldn't be surprised to hear that assessment. She does throw in some country flavor which I haven't heard in her work yet, such as in a duet with Dolly Parton on "Creepin' In." But, beyond that, no one song has jumped out at me.
I will need to repeat-listen before I pass final judgment, but this sounds like an album of sweet sounds for Norah-lovers, but nothing that will bring in new converts.Posted by James at February 10, 2004 6:36 PM