Feels Like Home (Norah Jones album)

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Feels Like Home
Norah Jones - Feels Like Home.jpg
Studio album by Norah Jones
Released February 10, 2004
Recorded 2003-2004
Genre Jazz, Country
Length 46:26
Label Blue Note
Producer Norah Jones, Arif Mardin
Norah Jones chronology
Come Away with Me
(2002)
Feels Like Home
(2004)
Not Too Late
(2007)
Singles from Feels Like Home
  1. "Sunrise"
    Released: February 2004
  2. "What Am I to You?"
    Released: June 2004
  3. "Those Sweet Words"
    Released: February 2005

Feels Like Home is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Norah Jones, released on February 10, 2004, through Blue Note Records. It serves as the follow up to Jones' 2002 breakthrough album, Come Away with Me.

At the 47th Annual Grammy Awards the album was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album. "Sunrise", the album's lead single, won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. "Creepin' In", featuring Dolly Parton, was also nominated for a Grammy, in the category of Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[4]
New York Times (mixed)[5]
PopMatters 9/10 stars[6]
Q 4/5 stars[7]
Robert Christgau (dud)[8]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[9]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars[10]
Yahoo! Music UK 7/10 stars[11]

Feels Like Home received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 74 out of 100, which indicates "generally favorable reviews" based on 19 reviews.[1]

Yahoo! Music gave the album a favorable review and said, "Recalling Come Away With Me only for Jones’s sultry voice, the album has its share of pleasant throwaways, but those are balanced by a handful of starkly beautiful and excellently arranged songs."[12] The A.V. Club also gave it a favorable review and stated that the album "should neither shock old fans nor disappoint those hoping to hear [Jones] reach for more."[13] E! Online gave it a B+ and said, "Instead of making any stupid concessions to her sudden celebrity... the Home girl plays it cool, carrying on with the same smooth vibes that made her a star."[1] Spin also gave it a B+, calling it "A better record than Come Away--less piano bar, more honkey-tonk."[1] Mojo gave it four stars out of five and said the album was "similar to the debut.... But there's a more vivid light-and-shade to the textures and a craft and depth to the compositions that represent a welcome distillation of Jones' art."[1] The Village Voice gave the album a positive review and stated, "If the choice of songs and beat and instrumentation were sometimes restrictive, still the piano and the voice endured."[14] Blender gave it three-and-a-half stars out of five and said that its mood was "more or less the same, if slight friskier."[1]

Other reviews are average, mixed or negative: Uncut gave the album three stars out of five and stated that, "Yes, it's an unchallenging and even deeply conservative record. But its class is positively aristocratic."[15] The Austin Chronicle gave it two stars out of five and said, "Material is everything to a chanteuse, and in contrast to Come Away With Me, the problem here is that Jones wrote/co-wrote almost half of the Home's 13 tracks.[16] The Guardian only gave it one star out of five and said that the album was "so inoffensive you have trouble remembering whether you put it on."[17]

Track listing[edit]

Writing credits source: BMI.[18]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sunrise"   Norah Jones, Lee Alexander 3:20
2. "What Am I to You?"   Jones 3:29
3. "Those Sweet Words"   Alexander, Richard Julian 3:22
4. "Carnival Town"   Jones, Alexander 3:12
5. "In the Morning"   Adam Levy 4:07
6. "Be Here to Love Me"   Townes Van Zandt 3:28
7. "Creepin' In" (featuring Dolly Parton) Alexander 3:03
8. "Toes"   Jones, Alexander 3:46
9. "Humble Me"   Kevin Breit 4:36
10. "Above Ground"   Andrew Borger, Daru Oda 3:43
11. "The Long Way Home"   Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits 3:13
12. "The Prettiest Thing"   Jones, Alexander, Julian 3:51
13. "Don't Miss You at All"   Jones, Duke Ellington 3:06
Total length:
46:26

Deluxe Edition (CD and DVD)[edit]

  1. "Sleepless Nights" (Deluxe Edition bonus track)
  2. "Moon Song" (Deluxe Edition bonus track)
  3. "I Turned Your Picture To The Wall" (Deluxe Edition bonus track)
  4. "In the Morning" (live) (DVD)
  5. "She" (live) (DVD)
  6. "Long Way Home" (live) (DVD)
  7. "Creepin' In" (live) (DVD)
  8. "Sunrise" (music video) (DVD)
  9. "What Am I to You?" (music video) (DVD)
  10. Interview with Norah (DVD)

Personnel[edit]

Commercial performance[edit]

Feels Like Home sold 1,022,000 copies in its first week of release in the U.S.[19] It sold 395,000 copies in its second week[20] and spent its first six weeks of release atop the Billboard 200.[21] It was the second best-selling album of 2004 in the U.S., selling 3,842,920 copies.[22] It stands as the seventh largest first-week sales for a woman, behind Adele's 25, Britney Spears' Oops...! I Did It Again, Taylor Swift's 1989, Red and Speak Now, and Lady Gaga's Born This Way. In the Netherlands, it was the year's best-selling album and the twenty-fourth best-selling album of the 2000s. Worldwide, this album has shipped over 12 million copies.[23]

Charts[edit]

Weekly[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[24] 2
Austrian Albums Chart[24] 1
Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart[24] 1
Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart[24] 1
Canadian Albums Chart[25] 1
Danish Albums Chart[24] 1
Dutch Albums Chart[24] 1
European Top 100 Albums[26] 1
Finnish Albums Chart[24] 2
French Albums Chart[24] 1
German Albums Chart[25] 1
Greek Albums Chart[27] 3
Irish Albums Chart [25] 1
Italian Albums Chart[24] 1
Japanese Albums Chart[28] 5
New Zealand Albums Chart[24] 1
Norwegian Albums Chart[24] 1
Polish Albums Chart[25] 1
Portuguese Albums Chart[24] 1
Spanish Albums Chart[29] 3
Swedish Albums Chart[24] 1
Swiss Albums Chart[24] 1
UK Albums Chart[25] 1
US Billboard 200[25] 1

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (2000–2009) Position
US Billboard 200[30] 58

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[31] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[32] 3× Platinum 90,000*
Belgium (BEA)[33] 2× Platinum 100,000*
Brazil (ABPD)[34] Gold 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[35] 4× Platinum 400,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[36] Gold 20,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[37] Gold 16,000[38][37]
France (SNEP)[39] 2× Platinum 802,000[40]*
Germany (BVMI)[41] 3× Platinum 600,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[42] Platinum 250,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[43] Gold 50,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[44] Platinum 80,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[45] 3× Platinum 45,000^
Sweden (GLF)[46] Platinum 60,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[47] 3× Platinum 120,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[48] 3× Platinum 993,632 (in 2004)[49]^
United States (RIAA)[50] 4× Platinum 4,632,000[51]^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[52] 4× Platinum 4,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
When the Sun Goes Down
by Kenny Chesney
Billboard 200 number-one album
February 22, 2004 - April 3, 2004
Succeeded by
Confessions by Usher