Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
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Universal acclaim- based on 209 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. Back to Black stands in testament to the fact that talent and originality still exist.
  3. 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]
  4. To put it succinctly, Amy Winehouse has made a really good record.
  5. It works - even though this area of pop culture has been mined remorselessly for the past 50 years - by dint of its clever melody lines and smart lyrics.
  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: 91 out of 105
  2. Negative: 9 out of 105
  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. ixata
    Apr 28, 2007
    10
    this album is gonna win the big 4 at the next grammys.. im betting my whole cd collection on it!!!
  3. StevebC.
    Dec 26, 2007
    10
    I bought this album because I liked the song "rehab". After listening to the whole album a couple of times, I got hooked and realized I bought this album because I liked the song "rehab". After listening to the whole album a couple of times, I got hooked and realized she's a great artist. 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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