Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 451/500!
2008 Grammy Award Winner for: • 'Record of the Year' (Rehab) • 'Song of the Year' (Rehab) • 'Best New Artist' • 'Best Female Pop Vocal Performance' (Rehab) • 'Best Pop Vocal Album' • 'Producer of the Year' (Mark Ronson)
Hailed by Newsweek Magazine as a cross between Billie Holiday and Lauryn Hill, British soul singer Amy Winehouse's U.S. debut, Back To Black hits the US amid a flurry of accolades, radio and TV buzz unprecedented in recent years for a young siren. Her brassy mix of emotive vocals tinged with 60's girl-group stylings, sly funk, and anguished jazz, sparked the New York Daily News to crown Back To Black a "marvelous debut that would do Etta James proud" while New Yorker Magazine called her "a fierce English performer whose voice combines the smoky depths of a jazz chanteuse with the heated passion of a soul singer," and Spin Magazine affirming "there's never been A British star quite like her."
Back To Black smolders with a bristling fusion of old school doo-wop/soul inflected uprisings, (the charismatic singer/songwriter wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album) brewing instant classics such as the Shirley Ellis influenced "Rehab," the Supremes tinged title song "Back To Black," the aching "Wake Up Alone," and the album's closer, "Addicted."
Selections: 1. Rehab 2. You Know I'm No Good 3. Me & Mr. Jones 4. Just Friends 5. Back To Black 6. Love Is A Losing Game 7. Tears Dry On Their Own 8. Wake Up Alone 9. Some Unholy War 10. He Can Only Hold Her 11. You Know I'm No Good - featuring Ghostface Killah