AOTY 2021

Pick Me Up Off The Floor

Norah Jones - Pick Me Up Off The Floor
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2020 Ratings: #241 / 821
User Score
Based on 155 ratings
2020 Ratings: #268
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June 12, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Blue Note / Label
Vocal Jazz, Jazz Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Spill Magazine
What we have on our hands is the best Norah Jones album so far and possibly a true classic.
80
The Independent

It’s fortunate that Jones chose to hold on to these songs – they form one of the most intriguing records she’s released in years.

80
Albumism

Pick Me Up Off The Floor doesn’t overstep its boundaries musically or try too hard to be preachy with its lyrical content. It just succeeds in reminding us listeners that Jones can consistently serve a soothing collection of music that calms the nerves in extremely tense times.

80
musicOMH

It’s an intimate, empathising support mechanism of an album, well-placed to respond to the emotional needs of listeners during these turbulent times.

80
The Arts Desk

Norah Jones is writing good songs. The 11 of them which appear on Pick Me Up Off the Floor, the seventh solo studio album by the nine-time Grammy-winner, form a very strong album with a convincing and satisfying shape, a journey from hurt and doubt to contentment.

80
AllMusic
The shape may seem familiar, but the construction of the songs and the inventiveness of the performance keeps it fresh and surprising even after the first listen.
80
The Observer

The music is set to do-not-disturb, but Jones has found a nuanced, emotive way to discuss loss, lies, regret, indecision and depression, along with the value of protest and defiance.

80
The Telegraph
Jones seems to have found a poetic lyrical voice to match her sensuous voice and sensitive piano phrasing.
80
Uncut
A journey with no predetermined destination but beautiful stops along the way.
80
Mojo
This blues, soul, Americana, jazz and gospel-infused seventh studio album drips with all the unfussy class and measured musicality you'd expect of a Blue Notes release.
75
Spectrum Culture
These songs, like Jones’s protagonists, were nearly left on the proverbial cutting room floor, but they’ve turned out to be stronger than anticipated.
70
American Songwriter

Perhaps she hasn’t gone far enough since the tone of the ballad-heavy album could use a little more juice to mix things up. But the eclectic, always classy Jones tweaks even the most unruffled tracks here with enough of an edge to keep things interesting.

70
FLOOD Magazine
Jones carries the concept of the torch song forward and she is still an impressive singer and piano player eight albums into her illustrious career.
70
The Young Folks
Jones’s sheer ability to reinvent herself is in and of itself a good enough reason to listen.
MasterCrackfox
76
It's almost hard to believe that the vocalist Norah Jones has been consistently releasing music since her breakout debut Come Away With Me for nearly two full decades. Songs like the title track and Come Away with Me off that debut are so recognizable, yet Jones' name is rarely tossed around as a recognizable fixture in music. Nor is she glorified enough for her magnificent voice or technical prowess over the piano.

Norah Jones feels like the perfect lounge act, an area of music often no ... read more
LukasLima
71
* How I Weep (6.5/10)
* Flame Twin (9/10)
* Hurts To Be Alone (7.5/10)
* Heartbroken, Day After (7/10)
* Say No More (7/10)
* This Life (5.5/10)
* To Live (7/10)
* I'm Alive (7/10)
* Were You Watching? (8/10)
* Stumble On My Way (6.5/10)
* Heaven Above (6/10)
* I'll Be Gone (8.5/10)
* Tryin' To Keep It Together (7/10)

Nota Final: 71/100
prets
66
How I Weep 6.7/10
Flame Twin 6.5/10
Hurts to Be Alone 7/10
Heartbroken, Day After 6.6/10
Say No More 6.7/10
This Life 6.5/10
To Live 6.5/10
I'm Alive 7/10
Were You Watching? 6.3/10
Stumble on My Way 6.6/10
Heaven Above 6/10
Muratka
94
The amazing vocalist Norah Jones comeback for new album 'Pick Me Up Off The Floor'. Beautiful vocals with beautiful instrumentals.
Whynot
83
Listen to Norah Jones is always a pleasure.

She is unapologetically elegant, She has this amazing voice (and She knows perfectly how to use it) and She is totally faithful to his musical roots. There are no real surprises, you know almost with 100% of certainty what are you going to find in her records. At this point She is one of the voices to follow when you want to know how to make a perfect mix of lounge, jazz, soul and pop. She can do it ten times in a row and She is not going to fail ... read more
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Track List

  1. How I Weep
  2. Flame Twin
  3. Hurts to Be Alone
  4. Heartbroken, Day After
  5. Say No More
  6. This Life
  7. To Live
  8. I'm Alive
  9. Were You Watching?
  10. Stumble on My Way
  11. Heaven Above

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#67/Albumism
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Added on: March 14, 2020