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Back to Black

3 Ratings: 3.7
R&B album by Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse's second album,Back to Black, is one of the finest soul albums, British or otherwise, to come out for years.Frank, her first album, was a sparse and stripped-down affair;Back to Black, meanwhile, is neither of these things. This time around, … see full wiki

Tags: Music, R&b
3 reviews about Back to Black
review by . May 15, 2007
posted in Music Matters
I had been seeing some of the videos of an fairly beautiful woman with a lot of tatoos and the catchy voice so I decided to take a chance on this CD. I basically bought it blindly and have no regrets. Amy has an amazing voice and much better song array than Nora Jones who she seems to sound like. Most of the songs seem to borrow riffs from 60's Motown classics and inject new words and new life to. I was thinking that Me & Mr. Jones would be a remake of the Billy Paul classic but it is a totally …
review by . May 10, 2007
The essential R&B problem today is that this charming trope  is trying to make its way in a charm-free world. Jazz singing  isn't much better off: it's witty and demanding in an age  that tends to witlessness and shun the demands of paying attention.    So both of these styles can't go back. Clone Ella Fitz or Diana or  even Etta James, put them on the market today and. . . well, we may  not be good enough an audience for them. …
review by . April 18, 2007
Never knew who she was till I watch her "You know I'm No Good" video at VH-1. Amy Winehouse's style is just so raw. The lyrics are simple but mean so much. A lot people put themselves into her place and vent with her lyrics which explains why certain people take into her. I like the fact that she sings of the dark side of love which is ever so common in today's world.     The title track deftly steals its introduction from Jimmy Mack before spiraling off into a much darker place …
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Label: Republic
Artist: Amy Winehouse
Genre: R&B
Release Date: March 13, 2007
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