Produced by Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton), Little Broken Hearts, the fifth studio album from Norah Jones, features 12 new original tracks co-written by Burton and Jones. Conceived in 2009 after a series of five fruitful sessions in Los Angeles, it wasn't until 2011, when Jones was asked to provide some vocals for Burton and Italian composer Daniele Luppi's spaghetti western project Rome, that Jones and Burton would begin the new record in earnest.
Billboard - "Her stake-in-the-ground position is expressed in a come-hither, sultry voice that occasionally veers toward the girlish that Danger Mouse treats with varying levels of reverb."
Mojo - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The] material generally reflects various aspects of broken love, affairs gone wrong. Thankfully, however, the album is hardly maudlin."
Entertainment Weekly - "[W]ith Brian Burton (a.k.a. Danger Mouse) producing, the heavy-lidded-vixen thin works for her here." -- Grade: B
Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Here, she frolics through reverb and gets frisky over Burton's midtempo beats on 'Say Goodbye'..."
Uncut - "Living up to its title, LITTLE BROKEN HEARTS introduces rawer notes of regret and vengeance....This is a bold and engaging evolution."
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