The British Norah Jones?

The British Norah Jones?

Songs you've got to hear.
March 17 2006 4:21 PM

The British Norah Jones?

And new albums from Ne-Yo and Neko Case.

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Those kind of twists and shocks are all over Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. But what really makes the album absorbing is Case's lovely torch-singer's voice and the swirling, sulphurous music, a kind of desert Southwest chamber pop, with layers of reverbed guitars, rolling piano chords, and detours into lush dissonance —a big, unsettled sound well-suited to Case's sad and cryptic little poems.

Jody Rosen is a Slate contributor.

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