Sunday, November 21, 2010

Norah Jones ...Featuring! Review

Norah Jones has a new cd in stores now  ...Featuring Norah Jones! She does cameos, collaborations and duets with a wide range of artists including Foo Fighters, Q-Tip, Ray Charles, Outkast, Willie Nelson and more. All 18 songs on this cd include another artist.

...Featuring Track Listing:
1. Love Me – The Little Willies
2. Virginia Moon – The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
3. Turn Them – Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones
4. Baby It's Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
5. Bull Rider – Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
6. Ruler Of My Heart – Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
7. The Best Part – El Madmo  
8. Take Off Your Cool – OutKast featuring Norah Jones
9. Life Is Better – Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones
10. Soon The New Day – Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John – Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
12. Here We Go Again – Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
13. Loretta – Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
14. Dear John – Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
15. Creepin' In – Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton
16. Court & Spark – Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
17. More Than This – Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
18. Blue Bayou – Norah Jones featuring M. Ward

Honestly, Norah Jones is not something I would normally listen to. I am more into harder rock, alternative and punk. However, I like to "broaden my horizons" and listen to all types of music. I also like a few songs that Norah Jones has done in the past and I was excited to see how the songs came out with people I love like the Foo Fighters. So, I decided to check it out.

I am amazed at how soft Outkast and Foo Fighters and some of the other collaborators are in their songs on this cd. I never would have known it was them if I wasn't holding the cd cover. I was kind of disappointed by this. I think the songs would have been more complex and interesting if the other artists had kept their style and mixed it in with Norah Jones. Instead, they seemed to conform to her style of soft music. 

This cd is very mellow and soothing. It has some great songs on it. My favorite is actually Bull Rider with Sasha Dobson (whom I have never heard of). The song has a great rhythm. Overall, this cd is not really my thing. I feel like a lot of the songs sound very similar and Norah Jones' voice doesn't seem to very throughout the cd. However, if you like Norah Jones or softer music you will love this cd! 

links for Norah Jones (videos on her website!):

Disclaimer: I received the listed product(s) in exchange for this review from the One2One Network. I was compensated in no other way. The thoughts here are my own honest opinions.

1 comment:

Emma said...

Ooo would love to hear thatone with Foo Fighters in! Will have to check it out! Thanks! :)