Feels Like Home

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Sparse arrangements and that amazing voice.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 2 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

One poetic reference to "kicking the bottle."

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bybecca_ej April 9, 2008

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 be... Continue reading
Adult Written byPinkParisKitten April 9, 2008

I Wish More Young Women Sounded Like Norah

Talented, Classic, Elegant...Yet undeniably sexy because of all of it. She lets her music do the talking (not her breasts or her navel) and steers clear of the... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byPrincessNoriBori February 15, 2011
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!
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

It annoyed me

There is nothing wrong with this CD- in fact, it's quite good if you like cabaret singing- I just didn't like it. The tracks are repetitive and they g... Continue reading

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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