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Little Broken Hearts

Norah Jones

Little Broken Hearts

Album number five from American jazz / blues singer-songwriter produced by Danger Mouse

ADM rating[?]

6.5

Label
Parlophone
UK Release date
30/04/2012
US Release date
01/05/2012
  1. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    This is adult music and right now, Jones is the queen of the genre
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  2. 8.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    It seems Jones has made a sneaky transition from dinner party backdrop to David Lynch soundtrack
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  3. 8.0 |   The Independent

    It's an unusual alliance of often contradictory shadings, Danger Mouse's playful diversity casting all kinds of different shadows over Jones's subtly hypnotic, hurt tones
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  4. 8.0 |   Spin

    Little Broken Hearts is exciting because it explores the darkest corners of betrayal, bad love, and jealousy with enough vitality to propel Jones out of the bloodless purgatory of brunch music
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  5. 8.0 |   music OMH

    The team assembled here have done something quite remarkable, and this new-found partnership between Jones and Burton could perhaps lead to some very fine collaborations on future albums
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  6. 8.0 |   State

    Produced by Brian Barton, tThe importance of his contribution is obvious, as Little Broken Hearts sounds utterly gorgeous
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  7. 7.0 |   Pop Matters

    The entire album plays like a cohesive whole, somehow frayed and fragmented if not left intact
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  8. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    By revealing some carefully chosen, deeply personal details and by building elaborate façades for the sake of drama, Jones has crafted her headiest, most complex album to date
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  9. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    A brand-rejigging songwriting collab with Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton that both picks up her pace and pumps up her palette
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  10. 7.0 |   Rave Magazine

    By combining her famously soulful voice with new, grittier arrangements and melodies, Jones has added a distinctly different sound to her repertoire and it serves her wel
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  11. 7.0 |   BBC

    Albums about heartbreak certainly aren’t new, but Jones puts a fresh spin on the familiar topic with lovelorn musings that are wistful and carefree, meditative and ebullient
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  12. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    This is a serious indie pop album. Jones and Burton have created something that should fit in the record collection of any Feist-loving indie kid just as easily as that of those soccer moms she won over years ago
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  13. 7.0 |   Uncut

    This is a bold and engaging evolution. Print edition only

  14. 6.0 |   Mojo

    An intriguing partnership that fails to entirely live up to expectations. Print edition only

  15. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    There’s a niggling feeling that the envelope has only been tentatively pushed, and with more risks taken this could have been a brilliant collaboration
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  16. 6.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    It's exquisite, of course, but dull
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  17. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Mostly Little Broken Hearts finds an effective way to grab the listener by the lapels: with kid gloves
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  18. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    A record which falls short of its potential simply by failing to realise that country-tinged heartbreak doesn’t need to be either brooding or essentially palatable
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  19. 6.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    Brian Burton’s production puts Jones firmly in the pop context, and there is an honesty which stops her hiding behind the jazzy frills
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  20. 5.8 |   A.V. Club

    Jones is good at what she does, but it never feels like something she burns to do. She’s nice, not necessary
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  21. 5.5 |   The AU Review

    Where Jones used to be the queen at fusing jazz and blues conventions with pop stylings, nothing on this record shows her stepping up a level – it all feels safe
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  22. 4.0 |   Under The Radar

    It's not a bad album; it's totally fine. Just fine
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  23. 2.0 |   Q

    It's tasteful. It's retro. Frankly it's one boringly pedestrian plod after another. Print edition only

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