Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
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Universal acclaim- based on 215 Ratings

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  • Summary: Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi produced the British soul singer's second album, which was released to great acclaim in the UK in 2006.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. It's precisely Winehouse's lyrics... that raise this expertly crafted set into the realm of true, of-the-minute originality. [16 Mar 2007, p.67]
  2. 90
    Winehouse remains one of modern music's most original voices and is now emerging as arguably the finest soul singer of her generation. [Nov 2006, p.116]
  3. A guileless, brutal breakup album that can sit with the best of them, set to the sounds of music's finest early rock moments. [17 Mar 2007]
  4. 80
    Back to Black is overflowing with the '60s Supremes warmth that has been fully absent from the "standards" of today's R&B. [Apr 2007, p.108]
  5. Back To Black is by far the best popular soul album I’ve heard this year.
  6. 70
    [It] sounds fantastic--partly because the production nails sample-ready '60s soul right down to the drum sound' and partly because Winehouse is one hell of an impressive singer. [Apr 2007, p.121]
  7. Disappointing, then, that the eight-track ‘bonus disc’ opens with a cover of a cover: a lo-fi version of ‘Valerie’. [Review of Deluxe Edition]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 106
  2. Negative: 9 out of 106
  1. Dec 6, 2010
    10
    This album is one of the best album I've ever heard. Best classy production, promising vocals, and honest lyrics brings the best of Amy andThis album is one of the best album I've ever heard. Best classy production, promising vocals, and honest lyrics brings the best of Amy and the album. No boring songs and every song is a need to hear. Expand
  2. BenK
    May 11, 2007
    10
    How anyone can dislike this album is seriously beyond me. Her vocals are strong and unique, her lyrics are to die for, and the music is How anyone can dislike this album is seriously beyond me. Her vocals are strong and unique, her lyrics are to die for, and the music is insanely catchy in an innovative way. Amy is love. Expand
  3. ArieB
    Feb 4, 2008
    10
    Haven't been so enthusiastic for a singer since D'Angelo. The guy disappeared...and so did hopes for old school soul. But Amy, wow, Haven't been so enthusiastic for a singer since D'Angelo. The guy disappeared...and so did hopes for old school soul. But Amy, wow, it's another dimension. Everything about this album is amazing. I only wish she takes care of herself, learns to be low key and keeps on blessing us with her talent for a very long time. Expand
  4. RSkelly
    Mar 13, 2007
    9
    its musically outstanding and emotionally poignant because its so honest and autobiographical. i'm a convert.
  5. JosephF.
    Jan 9, 2008
    9
    Simply amazing voice. Not that original when you compare it to a long time ago, but nobody is doing the stuff she is right now. Great way to Simply amazing voice. Not that original when you compare it to a long time ago, but nobody is doing the stuff she is right now. Great way to change things up. Expand
  6. CaseyRD.
    May 29, 2007
    8
    The only reason I'd give this record a bad review is cuz a certain blogger name Perez Hilton "claims" to have discovered her before The only reason I'd give this record a bad review is cuz a certain blogger name Perez Hilton "claims" to have discovered her before everyone else. She had nothing to do with that and she is beyond gifted and I can't take that away from her Expand
  7. KatieP
    May 9, 2007
    0
    She is AWFUL. i cannot comprehend how ANYONE can like her?! she makes me want to rip my ears off.

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