Label: Blue Note - 509997 31548 2 2 • Format: CD Album Gatefold Sleeve • Country: Europe • Genre: Jazz • Style: Contemporary Jazz
Exorcizing the ghost of a failed relationship via the time-honored tradition of the breakup album, Norah Jones luxuriates in beautiful misery on Little Broken Hearts. Liberated by the separation but not quite ready to let it go, Jones achieves a curious subdued tension here, dressing unadorned confessionals in softly stylized studio noir created with the assistance of producer Danger Mousewho collaborated with her the year before on the collective Rome.
Seeming opposites -- the classicist meets the futurist -- Jones and Danger Mouse are well matched, as both artists are not as set in their ways as their individual reputations would suggest.
Jones began to drift away from the jazzy Good Morning - Norah Jones - .Little Broken Hearts of Come Away with Me when she released the quietly adventurous Not Too Late way back inthe year after Danger Mouse broke into the mainstream via Gnarls Barkley. The songs themselves hold little mystery -- all motivations are laid bare, there are no twists in the melodies or detours hidden within the structure Under The Suffer - Sentenced - Shadows Of The Past so all the mystique derives from a production that amplifies the themes.
Occasionally, Danger Mouse piles on his signature murk a little too thickly, weighing down such spare sad songs as "She's 22" and "Miriam," yet his aural tapestries often lend the tunes a lilting melancholy they require and add dimension to the album's poppier moments "Happy Pills," "Say Goodbye".
Conversely, by placing so much emphasis on the stylish ever-shifting surfaces of its production, Little Broken Hearts never quite sinks in emotionally. Norah Jones may be pouring her heart out but it's been given an elegantly detailed sculpture that camouflages her pain.
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