Norah Jones' debut, Come Away with Me, was the surprise hit of 2002, garnering both critical (6 Grammys) and commercial (10 million+ copies sold in the US) acclaim. It's charm comes from the simple melodies--a blend of pop, jazz and soul influences--and Jones' accomplished vocals. It's laid back atmosphere makes it a great late night listen with a good bottle of wine. Of particular note are the loungy "Cold Cold Heart," soulful "Turn Me On," the hit single "Don't Know Why," and the smooth "Come Away with Me." While her star power has waned since then, when this first came out it was massive.
Best: Don't Know Why, Come Away with Me, Turn Me On, Cold Cold Heart, I've Got to See You Again, Feelin' the Same Way, Lonestar