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on 28 March 2008
The world of Cafe Jazz is likely a lucrative one, but not necessarily one that will garner classic or must-have albums. Unfortunately for Melody Gardot she's come a few years too late to jump on the Norah Jones bandwagon. Not that that will stop a heavy dose of marketing which this album has received.
The tracks themselves are pretty bland on the whole, with everything merging into one another and no track standing out. This is an album of inoffensive background music to have while driving or holding a dinner party. It's not something to listen to deeply as there is no real depth to it other than Gardot's accomplished vocals.
The problem with this album is it doesn't stand out from the crowd. Much in the same way Duffy got her success from Amy Winehouse, substance-wise they are miles apart musically. Gardot just doesn't bring any freshness to light-jazz and serves to be another Michael Buble.
Not particularly recommended, only for those that like something gentle on in the background.