Back to Black

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2006 Ratings: #90 / 639
User Score
Based on 442 ratings
2006 Ratings: #11
October 27, 2006 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club

There's something beguilingly perverse about the incongruity between Winehouse's trifling lyrical concerns and Back To Black's wall-of-sound richness.

Toasterqueen12
92
God, this is such a power house. Every single song on here is like getting hit by a freight train at full force. You can't hear something like Back to Black and not feel like a wrecking ball of pure musical power raps you against a brick wall.

There's some parts where it can get awkward, and let's not kid ourselves. Amy stole this voice from Nina Simone. It's like the exact same.

But like, god. I just have to give it a high score out of pure mesmerization. Not a personal favorite, but ... read more
IvoBraga
88
Oh this album.. I had never fully listened to this thing before but hits like Rehab, Back To Black, Teards Dry on Their Own and You Know I'm No Good just brought back so many memories. Memories of a time when things were simple, I was 7 years old when this album was released and you know, those were some awesome times. I remember going out with my parents and in the radio all you could hear was her beautiful voice, she was enormous at that time! No stressful fucking adult life as well, a ... read more
ricardomcr
85
Throwback sound design, warming and richfully textured without overdoing it.
Amy still sounds unique in her tone and in the delivery of very genuine and humourous lyrics.
I personnaly prefer the more somber cuts, instrumentally and thematically. It is a very soulful project, very easy to lounge to.

GO LISTEN TO: Back to Black.
holsgr
83
( ☆☆☆☆ ) sublime/outstanding record
JoaoSantos
76
Amy makes me really nostalgic. Maybe that's why I like this album so much. The vocals are great, the instrumentals are sweet and nice, the lyrics are not amazing but they are decent.

Favorite Tracks: Rehab, You Know I'm No Good, Me & Mr Jones, Back To Black, Tears Dry On Their Own, Wake Up Alone

Least Favorite Tracks: Just Friends
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Track List

  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 (Remix)
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