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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 130
  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. JamesK
    Sep 12, 2007
    10
    Without a doubt, one of the best pop albums in years if not one of the best albums released this decade. The honesty, pain, heartbreak, and Without a doubt, one of the best pop albums in years if not one of the best albums released this decade. The honesty, pain, heartbreak, and emotion as expressed not only by Amy's lyrics, but also through her voice are undeniable, which makes this record simply exceptional. A stellar achievement and a career high few artists will ever reach. Instant classic. Expand
  3. Jul 12, 2018
    10
    A full-of-feeling with a powerful voice singer + Very sincere lyrics + A very competent band + A perfect rhytm part + A lot of arrangements +A full-of-feeling with a powerful voice singer + Very sincere lyrics + A very competent band + A perfect rhytm part + A lot of arrangements + A lot of soul, melancholy, melodies, groove = Back to Black Expand
  4. jennifer
    Apr 24, 2007
    9
    Fantastic piece or work. Classic tunes reminiscent of long ago infused with lyrics of the current day. Her voice is amazing! Make sure you Fantastic piece or work. Classic tunes reminiscent of long ago infused with lyrics of the current day. Her voice is amazing! Make sure you pick this one up and add it to your collection. Expand
  5. Dec 17, 2014
    9
    Amy Winehouse siempre sera recordada, aunque hoy hace parte del poco glorioso "Club de los 27", ella en si es gloriosa, un álbum maduro yAmy Winehouse siempre sera recordada, aunque hoy hace parte del poco glorioso "Club de los 27", ella en si es gloriosa, un álbum maduro y bastante completo, con bastante sentimiento y con letras profundas, donde resalta la voz de Amy, que es en si un paraíso vocal. Expand
  6. ipsed.
    Aug 26, 2009
    8
    If you liked Jazz before the Coltranes and Dolphys, and if you are into Blues and 70s R&B this is album will be a favourite. If you If you liked Jazz before the Coltranes and Dolphys, and if you are into Blues and 70s R&B this is album will be a favourite. If you aren't a fan of this, you probably aren't a fan of most American genres. 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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