16. Norah Jones, "Come Away with Me" (2002)

Now that it's won eight Grammies and sold exactly one bazillion copies, it's hard to remember how anachronistically fresh Come Away with Me sounded in 2002.

The smoky, elegant title track turns a simple entreaty into a world unto itself β€” one you can take someone's hand and escape into.

β€” A.H.

Ben Folds, "the Luckiest" (2001)