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The 50 Best Albums of 2012 (So Far)

29. Norah Jones, Little Broken Hearts

Label: Blue Note
Released: May 1

Fresh off a breakup, Jones partnered with producer Danger Mouse and poured all her feelings out on wax. At times she sounds downright pissed, then she's sad, and soon she's expressing the joy that comes with being freed of the whole thing. The result was gorgeous marriage of Jones' cool blues with Mouse's downtown beats. First Miss Jones clowns her ex's new chick on “She's 22.” Then she murders a mistress on “Miriam.” Overall, it's a killer album.

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