The video for "Sunrise," Home's first single, plays like an episode of Teletubbies, which is oddly appropriate considering that the album, like the clip, is meant to be as soothing as a pat on the head from a loving guardian. Throughout, the backup musicians, coyly dubbed the Handsome Band, provide low-key accompaniment over which Jones coos with tasteful casualness. "In the Morning" features her version of bluesiness -- she's less Howlin' Wolf than Purrin' Kitty -- while "Creepin' In" only serves to demonstrate how much less vibrant her voice is than that of Dolly Parton, her duet partner on the cut.
Then again, vitality isn't something most Jones fans are seeking. Feels Like Home may not be quite as sleepy as those generic new-age CDs people choose because of their pastoral covers instead of the music beneath them, but it comes close. If the Grammys inaugurate a Best Sleep Aid contest, she'll win in a snooze.