A Must Have Album by Gifted Artist
I discovered the incomparable Madeleine Peyroux some 5 years ago when I downloaded this album from iTunes. Subsequently I purchased the Blue Room and became so enamored of THAT album I proceeded to explore and purchase more from this gifted artist. I now purchase only CD's or download high resolution files and am COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY by the sound quality of phenomenal production of this album, so much so that I repurchased the album via CD.
Madeline has a style that is diverse, broad, but largely revolves around the genre of "bluesy jazz." She could be Billy Holiday, a female Frank Sinatra or Leonard Cohen. Her voice is airy, sweet, lucid and will leave you breathless.
I believe Careless Love is among her best 3 albums, in the same company as The Blue Room and Half the Perfect World.
This is amazing.
Don't cry baby, there's no one but you...
I love this album
I think she has an adorable and memorable voice
Still the Best of Madeleine Peyroux
If Billie Holliday time-traveled through the 20th century, mingled with Bob Dylan, borrowed from Leonard Cohen, cavorted with Frank Sinatra, and spoke French, the musical effect would be something like Madeleine Peyroux.
If you like jazz and any of those names I mentioned, listen to her, and start by getting this album. Her voice is interesting, her back-up band has its own flavor of jaunty and sad, and her taste in lyricists is impeccable.
If there is a criticism to be had of “Careless Love” it’s that Madeleine and the band maintain the same mood over too many tracks, leaving many songs drifting somewhere between ennui and rainy-day happiness. But the power and re-playability of her takes on “Dance Me to the End of Love” and “Weary Blues” more than compensates for the sapping melancholy that sometimes creeps into other tracks.
Just get it!
Madeline Peyroux has a beautifully unique and charming style that permeates every track. This album is great for a cozy fireside day and equally suited as ambient background music.
One of the Best Voices Out There
I stumbled upon "Don't Wait Too Long" and haven't stopped playing it and then I came back to buy more songs. Love her!!!!