On her previous four albums, the New York-born singer had prepared all her material ahead of the studio sessions, but Little Broken Hearts was defined by its spontaneity: Jones entered the studio without knowing what would transpire. At the time, she was nursing a broken heart after a romantic relationship turned sour, but on Little Broken Hearts she transmuted her pain into an absorbing and kaleidoscopic concept album that explores the aftermath of a break-up. A pop-rock track about exorcising the ghost of a broken love affair, it sounded radically different from anything Jones had released before. Despite its valedictory theme, the song is upbeat rather than depressing. Released on 25 April , the album received critical acclaim and rocketed to No. It also topped several album charts in Europe and peaked at No. It is unflinchingly honest in its portrayal of love gone wrong. For Jones, however, making the album was a cathartic experience that helped her to process the feelings of loss and grief that follows any break-up.
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Since the announcement of Little Broken Hearts , the new studio album from Norah Jones, lots of critics have alluded to a change in direction. Initially, that was due in part to her collaboration with producer Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse whose tactics behind the board have been well documented with bands like The Black Keys, Beck, Broken Bells and Gnarls Barkley. In fact, she worked previously with Burton as part of his Rome project with Daniele Luppi. CD Of The Month. WXPN Radio. World Cafe Archives. Android iPhone. The songs deal with lost love from a variety of different viewpoints.
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Little Broken Hearts stylized as In , Jones and Burton jammed in the Gnarls Barkley producer's Los Angeles studio to begin work on a project about which nobody knew. Burton started a new project Broken Bells with James Mercer , spending some time in studio with U2 and working on their 13th studio album and produced The Black Keys seventh studio album, El Camino. Soon after the project was completed, the two headed into the studio again to work on her fifth album. At that time, Jones brought a handful of raw, emotionally charged new tunes she penned in the wake of a harsh breakup with her fiction-writer boyfriend.
The best album by Norah Jones is Come Away With Me which is ranked number in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1, The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of all tracks have been rated. You can include this album in your own chart from the My Charts page! Showing latest 20 members who have this album in their collection Show all 25 members. Showing latest 5 ratings for this album.