Feels Like Home

 
Sparse arrangements and that amazing voice.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Violence
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Sex
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Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One poetic reference to "kicking the bottle."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Norah Jones is playing it safe with this CD, sticking to familiar and comfortable territory. There's nothing objectional on the entire album: Her voice is still exquisite, but is mixed way up over sparse, jazzy musical arrangements.

What's the story?

Come Away with Me, the little CD that won multiple Grammy awards, must have been a tough and scary act to follow for Norah Jones. She comes through with flying colors on FEELS LIKE HOME. She plays it pretty safe, sticking with her winning formula: exquisite, breathy vocals mixed way up over sparse, jazzy musical arrangements. There's a bit of country flavor to some of the songs, too. \"Creepin' In\" is a playful, upbeat duet with Dolly Parton, and it really works. Other special guests include Levon Helm and Garth Hudson of The Band, Jesse Harris, Tobert Burger, Tony Scherr, and jazz drummer Brian Blade.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The sophistication of co-producer Arif Mardin's arrangements, the sparse and jazzy song stylings of Jones and her Handsome Band, and the sweet, lovelorn poetry of the lyrics make this album appropriate for kids in their teens and older. But there's nothing scary or offensive in the lyrics if you want to play this CD for the whole family. Nothing wrong with exposing younger children to gorgeous and tasteful simplicity.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what it would feel like to have to follow up an amazing debut album. How would you deal with a slump of a sophomore album?

Music details

Artist:Norah Jones
Release date:February 10, 2004
Label:Blue Note Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 October 28, 2012
age 18+
 

feels home

you want to play this CD for the whole family. Nothing wrong with exposing younger children to gorgeous and tasteful simplicity. Families can talk about what it would feel like to have to follow up an amazing debut album. How would you deal with a slump of a sophomore album?
What other families should know
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byPrincessNoriBori February 15, 2011
age 12+
 
I really like this a lot! There's definitely something for everybody, from Country to Jazz, I would totally recommend this. Not trashy at all, just good!
Adult Written bybecca_ej April 9, 2008
age 11+
 

Not as good as her first but still a good listen

It would have been hard to top Come Away With Me, and I regret to say that Norah hasn't. This album has a lot of beauty, but none of the heart-stopping beautifully achy songs she wrote for her first album. This new cd is good for easy listening.

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