BONUS TRACK - DIANA KRALL's TOP ALBUMS
11. Only Trust Your Heart
(1995) - My rating: 67.5
Her second album, first with Tommy LiPuma. Only 9 songs in the album, no outstanding ones.
10. Steppin' Out
(1993) - My rating: 70.4
First album from Diana. She was almost 30 when she released this set. I think at this stage she was still searching for her sound, which she found in her third album imo.
9. Quiet Nights
(2009) - My rating: 70.6
Her tenth album. She had a lot of bossa nova's influence in her previous work, but this time she wanted to go further. IMO it is a good album but sounds quite monotonous as a whole.
8. The Look Of Love
(2001) - My rating: 71.3
Interestingly, this was Diana's most succesfull album to date. I find it good and strong but not her best work by far. She exploded her "When I Look In Your Eyes" sound and performed a more friendly set of songs, probably that's the reason behind its success.
7. Glad Rag Doll
(2012) - My rating: 71.3
Her last album so far, not taking into account her about to be released new set Wallflower. Produced by T-Bone Burnett. It covers mainly songs from the 20s and 30s. Some of them are fantastic, I like the risk she took with this one.
6. From This Moment On
(2006) - My rating: 72.5
Her ninth album. A good set of songs but no big risk here.
5. Christmas Songs
(2005) - My rating: 72.7
I have a love/hate relationship with christmas music (here in Argentina it is not popular and also it is summer here during december so listening to songs about frostman, snow, fire etc does not make any sense). But this genre fits perfectly with christmas. This album is her first studio album with a big band
4. All for You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio
(1996) - My rating: 73.3
Third album by her, I think this is when she really found her own style.
3. Love Scenes (1997)
- My rating: 78.7
The printed edition of this album is fantastic. It is her fourth album and she covers some truly fantastic songs. A strong set from begining to end.
2. The Girl In The Other Room (2004)
- My rating: 80.2
For the first time, she performs songs that she co-wrote. It's the album after marrying Elvis Costello and after losing her mother, and you can see those mixed feelings across the album.
Her own songs are not completely "jazz" but they are beautiful.
1. When I Look In Your Eyes (1999)
- My rating: 86.0
It is her fifth album, and it was nominated for Grammy's Album of The Year. It was something strange, it took 26 years to have a jazz album nominated in that field.
I think this album is beautiful, with some bossa nova influene and her voice right on point.How I Met... Diana Krall
I was very interested in jazz music and found out that an artist called Diana Krall was going to come to Buenos Aires. I decided to buy her album. Back in the day, I would buy albums without even hearing one song from the artist. This time it was a great surprise. When I Look In Your Eyes was fantastic, and so I decided to buy tickets to see her live. I went all by myself and it was a mind-blowing experience, to hear her and the band playing so many outstanding jazz numbers. I bought all her discography the day after the show.