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Norah Jones: Not Too Late

Bud Scoppa, Uncut, February 2007

Come Away With Me, Norah Jones' landmark 2002 debut, stands as this decade's Tapestry. Though she wrote very little of the album, the material was painstakingly designed for her amber alto and unhurried delivery. The further refinements of 2004's Feels Like Home suggested that Jones could continue spinning out variations on the winning formula ad infinitum, occupying her own cosy corner of the mainstream. Instead, she's chosen to go deeper and subtler, and while the move proves to be less radical than, say, Lindsey Buckingham's bungee jump from Rumours to Tusk, it's still a bold one.

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