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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.

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Back to Black
He left no time to regret Kept his dick wet With his same old safe bet Me and my head high And my tears dry Get on without my guy You went back to... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    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. Mojo
    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. Urb
    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. Blender
    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. Negative: 9 out of 134
  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. TharS.
    Dec 19, 2007
    10
    WOW! by far one of th ebest albums of 2007. I love how she infused that funk-r&B-and soul genres together to produce astring of hits. WOW! by far one of th ebest albums of 2007. I love how she infused that funk-r&B-and soul genres together to produce astring of hits. Recommended tracks, 'Rehab', 'You Know I'm No Good' 'Love is a Losing Games' 'Back to Black' and 'Tears dry on their own'. i give a ten for her fresh sound, talent in song writing and originality. Expand
  3. Jun 1, 2020
    10
    Ahhh Amy... This album awesome, perfect, my favorite songs back to black, wake up alone, you know i am no good.
  4. AndrewB
    May 26, 2007
    9
    How anyone with a computer can buy an album and give it a 0 is completely beyond me. Listen morons, don't buy an album until you've How anyone with a computer can buy an album and give it a 0 is completely beyond me. Listen morons, don't buy an album until you've heard a song or two. Buying an album and giving it a 0 is more a reflection on your unwise spending than it is on the quality of the album. Expand
  5. Dec 3, 2016
    9
    This album is a symbol of a decade and one of best albums of my generation. It was met with mixed reviews upon release but now as the albumThis album is a symbol of a decade and one of best albums of my generation. It was met with mixed reviews upon release but now as the album becomes ten years old, it just gets better--better than ever. With powerful vocals, unique style and unrivaled techniques, it is one of the albums that will definitely stand the test of time.
    Back to Black was the last album to be released during Amy's lifetime, Amy Winehouse died of Alcohol Poisoning in 2011, at age 27. Black to Black is often being considered as her magnum opus.
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  6. Aug 13, 2011
    8
    While Frank was a decent shot at reviving the jazz-soul genre from the '40s, Back to Black loosens the jazz elements in order to explore aWhile Frank was a decent shot at reviving the jazz-soul genre from the '40s, Back to Black loosens the jazz elements in order to explore a "vintage R&B-soul" sound, and Winehouse's powerful deep contralto vocals and sassy songwriting are a perfect fit. However, the talent really derives from her originality. The album's standout tracks are its singles: "Rehab" is the unforgettable first single that borrows heavily from R&B-pop and makes references to her daddy as well as Ray Charles. It could even be considered Winehouse's 'signature' track. The album's title track, "Back to Black", is beautifully written and composed and is as soothing as silk whilst "You Know I'm No Good" is remenesent of her previous "jazz-soul" studio album Frank and dances to a cliché, but classy jukebox beat. And last but not least, "Love Is a Losing Game" is Ronson's undeniable shout-out to the classic "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". 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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