AOTY 2019

Begin Again

Norah Jones - Begin Again
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2019 Ratings: #505 / 616
User Score
Based on 56 ratings
2019 Ratings: #785
April 12, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Blue Note, Capitol / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Consequence of Sound

Where genre and production experimentation may lead others astray, Jones brings a particular grace to songwriting that allows her to adapt almost seamlessly to new forms. Begin Again revels in exploration, proving no territory is inaccessible to Jones.

72
Paste

Some takes are better than others, but none of them are ever boring.

60
AllMusic

Every track seems to hint at a grander version than what was delivered, but the loose ends and modest scale are alluring, since they appear to offer an insight into how this fiercely imaginative, quietly fearless singer/songwriter challenges herself.

60
The Guardian

This off-the-cuff approach suits her, and the array of styles on Begin Again should give detractors a sense of what they’ve been missing.

55
Spectrum Culture

The small perimeters can end up confining possibilities. And so Norah Jones’ Begin Again finds itself trapped and wishing for a wider expanse.

usedtobe
83
Never quite expect for her to release such a short yet sweet record that didn't disappoint. Glad you are back, Norah!
JayCrackers
61
My Heart Is Full 6.5/10
Begin Again 7/10
It Was You 7/10
A Song With No Name 5.5/10
Uh Oh 5.5/10
Wintertime 6.5/10
Just A Little Bit 5/10
Average: 6/1/10
Dynade2
60
Sounds okay, not memorable in the slightest
luisdelrey2016
71
On Begin Again, Norah Jonas stunned with her attitude into a return to her old-revelation sound, she proves she has done it, and at least there remarkable tunes that recalls. Nevertheless, this is a loop on terms of flowness, as at times it is stopped and do not facilitate the exquisite experience it could have been since the first half ended and the other one begans.

FAVS: My Heart Is Full, A Song with No Name, Just A Little Bit
LEAST FAV: Wintertime
DukeEman
75
She's either hot or cold, but in this she's in between not knowing where she should really be. Maybe she has gone back to her earlier roots, but a bit more wiser and gentle on the soul...
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Track List

  1. My Heart Is Full
  2. Begin Again
  3. It Was You
  4. A Song with No Name
  5. Uh Oh
  6. Wintertime
  7. Just a Little Bit
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Added on: February 22, 2019