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  • Summary: Amy Winehouse's debut album is finally out in the US four years after it was first released in the UK.

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You Sent Me Flying
Lent you Outsidaz and my new Badu While you were thinking I didn't have a clue Tough to sort files, with your voice in my head So then I bribed you... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Frank is a superb debut album that announces Amy Winehouse as a major young talent. With hardly any weak tracks on here, it's frightening to think what she could produce in the years to come.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Her first album--a UK smash in '03, now being issued here-- bristles with fiercer intelligence, though it lacks the classic soul-warmth of the Mark Ronson-produced Black. [16 Nov 2007, p.79]
  3. Frank inevitably feels like a warm-up for Black, but as rough drafts go, this one's a keeper.
  4. Here, her vocals--less developed and wobblier than now, yet still astounding--and tell-it-like-it-is lyrics ('Fuck Me Pumps') take center stage.
  5. There are contradictions--but it's hard not to hear the honesty and soul that resonates throughout this album.
  6. What Frank winds up reinforcing is the fact that Winehouse’s success (unlike name-your-current-American-female-vocalist) is based on pure talent rather than good producers or gimmicks.
  7. None of her songs here are as indelible as 'Rehab' or as cutting as 'You Know I'm No Good'--and the best are co-written with Nas and Fugees collaborator Salaam Remi.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. Dec 9, 2019
    10
    if it was possible i would've rated 10000
    this album is a mix of everything i love about music
  2. Aidan
    Feb 20, 2008
    10
    This is a fantastic album, exposing the contemporary music industry for the fake that it is. Ms. Winehouse is one of the few true artists in This is a fantastic album, exposing the contemporary music industry for the fake that it is. Ms. Winehouse is one of the few true artists in the world today, complete with human frailty and beauty. Ms. Winehouse's jazz-advent album proves that with enough talent and creativity, music can be fun again. For those stuck on her battle with drug addiction, take a look at some of your favorite artists, starting with classical. . . Expand
  3. Nov 6, 2013
    10
    I love this album. Probably it's just me, but this is better than Back to Black, I can't believe that this was a commercial failure. It soundsI love this album. Probably it's just me, but this is better than Back to Black, I can't believe that this was a commercial failure. It sounds very underrated and very original. "Stronger than me" & "F*ck Me Pumps" are the best songs. Buy it now. Expand
  4. SamiP
    Feb 1, 2008
    9
    An astounding entrance to the music industry, Amy's "Frank" demonstrates that vocal prowess and meaningful lyrics still have radio An astounding entrance to the music industry, Amy's "Frank" demonstrates that vocal prowess and meaningful lyrics still have radio credibility, or at least commercial viability. While not as jazzy and nostalgic as her successor, there is no denying that Winehouse can make the ordinary extraordinary and with candor and tongue-in-cheek magnificence. Bravo Amy! Expand
  5. Jun 3, 2012
    9
    Amazing Debut Album!
    One Of The Best Of 2007!
  6. KenH.
    Dec 12, 2007
    7
    Several really great tracks but there's also too many filler tracks with lazy studio production. The reggae tunes are especially poor Several really great tracks but there's also too many filler tracks with lazy studio production. The reggae tunes are especially poor and her great voice doesn't really work with that type of song at all. Expand
  7. BeautifulCreature
    Jan 14, 2008
    0
    MetaCritic never posts my reviews

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