Norah Jones

New albums: Keith Richards; Richard Hawley; Duran Duran

Keith Richards

"Cross Eyed Heart"


Now that the prerelease interview performance is over yes, Keith Richards thinks rap music is for "tone-deaf people" and won't mind if his daughters snort his ashes when he dies the first solo album in more than 20 years by the guitar-playing and best-selling-memoirist half of the Rolling Stones creative core is upon us. Cross Eyed Heart is pretty much what you'd expect: an arsenal of blues and Chuck Berry-derived licks, with scratchy vocals croaked out from the dark corner of a bar on a baker's dozen worth of rugged rockers and whispery, intimate ballads...