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Frank

Amy Winehouse

2003

Frank

Album Summary

Frank is the debut studio album by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse. It was released on 20 October 2003 by Island Records. Production for the album took place during 2002 to 2003 and was handled by Winehouse, Salaam Remi, Commissioner Gordon, Jimmy Hogarth and Matt Rowe. Its title alludes to the nature and tone of Winehouse's lyrics on the album, as well as one of her influences, Frank Sinatra.Upon its release, Frank received generally positive reviews from most music critics and earned Winehouse several accolades, including an Ivor Novello Award. The album has sold over one million copies in the United Kingdom and has been certified triple platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

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Rating

3.48

Votes

3635

Genres

  • Soul
  • Jazz
  • Rock
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Oh, Amy… 'Frank,' Amy Winehouse’s debut album, refers partly to the quintessential crooner Frank Sinatra, one of Amy’s earliest influences. A couple of tracks in I heard more jazz/blues singer Billie Holiday than Sinatra. Although I would not title Amy’s LP 'Billie' because Ms. Holiday, despite her own problems with men and drugs, had so much more depth (where would one drop ‘Strange Fruit’ among the collection of songs on 'Frank'?), both in voice and lyrics, a multi-dimensional artist in comparison to Amy Winehouse and her singular lyrical focus: hooking up with the bad boys. Every single song on 'Frank' (save one about the death of her pet bird, Ava- ‘October Song’) is about Amy’s desperate and shallow pursuit of masculine affection. Comedian Chris Rock once commented that a father’s main goal in raising a daughter is to keep her off the (stripper) pole. Amy’s mother and brother are briefly mentioned on 'Frank,' but no reference to her father, so who knows what went on there? I have no information nor do I even want to pronounce any kind of judgment on their relationship. Just wondering. I happen to like strong, independent women. And that bleeds over into my musical preference. One of my favorite female artists is Liz Phair, who has made a career out of unashamedly affirming and asserting her own sexuality. One gets the impression from her songs that her family origin might have had its own dysfunction that affected, for example, her ability to choose healthier relationships with men. But Amy is damaged in a way well beyond Liz. On the opener, she cruelly says to her man, ‘You always wanna talk it through, I don’t care… You always wanna talk it through, I’m ok. I always have to comfort you every day. But that’s what I need to do, are you gay?’ Other songs have her sleeping with married men, boasting about it even (‘What Is It About Men’), and then brutally criticizing slutty girls who just want to score a good looking sugar daddy (‘Fuck Me Pumps.’) On ‘I Heard Love Is Blind‘ she excuses (blames, even) her own cheating on her man by asking what did you expect, I was drunk, and he looked like you! But hey, at least ‘I was thinking of you when I came (with the other guy).’ Amy Amy Amy’ features the background singers in chorus pleading with her to get her shit together, but to no avail. Amy is cursed with her attraction to the kinds of dudes who apparently are great in bed but rotten elsewhere. And then there’s the hints of alcohol and substance abuse. Several of the songs have Amy hungover, so the drinking has already begun. The drug abuse, of course, was not far behind, and eventually took her life. Despite the competent jazz players who earn at least a star themselves on 'Frank,' Amy’s sickness just taints the whole thing, at least for this listener. I’m no stranger to the blues, musically or otherwise, but the sadness I feel for Amy is even more pronounced by what could have been. It’s very clear on this LP where she’s headed and the consequences that catch up with all who stumble down her path. ‘I can’t help you if you won’t help yourself,’ she sings to one of her ‘bad boy’ lovers, unknowingly prophesying her own demise. Would that Amy had listened to her own advice.

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The first (only?) artist on @1001_albums_gen i'd met and being a Camdenite of course know Frank inside out. And what an incredible voice Amy had. I know there is idolisation of stars that die too early - but not here, what a huge, massive loss.

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Not usually into jazz but honestly it doesn't matter when you hear Amy's voice.

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Nice one to listen once. Do not added smth to my playlist.

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such a voice

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כמה רגש ויופי וסול מושלם ליום גשום

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My girl

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Gotta love Amy

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Hey Amy!

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i know every word, such a slay. fuck me pumps, double slay album art - deserved better, but good 7/10

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Outstanding. No idea why I’ve never heard this before

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Good stuff from Amy - more laid-back than I expected but none the worse for it

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Top, bom pra banho e p fuder

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I love everything about her voice! Her music is timeless and cherished

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Turns out I love this

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holy shit this is amazing? did she only have two albums?! I listened to both Frank and Back to Black, and the deluxe editions of both with the bonus content of course everything is a 10/10 super talented artist, gone way too soon, holy shit that’s depressing

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Listen, Fuck me pumps will forever ring out in my house. Big fan of Amy, and this is one of my favorites.

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GTFO. Absolute LEGEND of an artist, really just riffing from the depths of her soul, a little bit different every time. I love how jazzy and playful the tracks are, and I just freaking love her, OK?!

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5

An amazing voice and presence on the album. Each track is great.

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She's got such a great voice. Awesome album, lots of great songs!

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5

Fantastic, she truly was

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5

Didn't expect to like this but it had some great tunes and really funny lyrics

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Banger

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5

This album is peak Amy for me. She has some fun with the inevitable Erykah Badu comparisons, but this is a bright new talent, rather than the significantly retro retooled Mark Ronson stuff. I can barely listen to Back to Black due to its ubiquity and idolatry but this? Forever.

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5

fav track: October song

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A perfect Sunday morning album.

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lovely

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great album

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very cool

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Very good

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Liked ut

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Great Album. Back to Black gets a lot of the love, as it should, but this isn't one to sleep on.

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Voice is five plus stars, but the songs are a four minus.

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Just a solid album all around. She was taken from us too soon :(

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Amy winehouse made awesome music. Her unique modern r&b and jazz combo is super good. It’s not as good as back to black but it’s still full of bangers. Fav: you sent me flying

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Solid album. She has an incredible voice and works with very talented musicians. Really like the jazz and soul vibe.

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A lot of same-ish sounding tracks, but "Amy Amy Amy" rocks and is the most female-gaze song I've ever heard. I'm surprised more of these tracks don't show up on playlists/mixed tapes, but I couldn't tell you which ones I'd go for besides that "Amy Amy Amy"

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Volim jako Amy i njen glas koji bi mogla i a capella slušat, nije bas album kojeg bi stavila u favorite favorita ali sviđa mi se osjećajnost i besramno izražavanje ljubavnih jada, we all can relate

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first song strong as FUCK cool and funky but not her best 4.5

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Loses one star just for not being Back to Black.

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schon sehr starkes album, hat mich positiv überrascht

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Better than I remembered but too long and not as good as BtB.

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Really nice blending of styles, from soul to blues to jazz to indie rock. Wild that this is her first album.

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What a talent she was. This type of music doesn't get me going, but she did it so well.

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What a generational talent. What Adele wishes she could be.

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I liked this a lot! I was a fan of Amy Winehouse before, but like a lot of artists I haven't ever listened to her albums all the way through, I just listened to individual songs. I was really able to hear the Frank Sinatra influence on the album, particularly on Moody's Mood For Love and No Greater Love. There were some much more boring tracks, but overall solid album.

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Based as fuck

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Alltid fantastisk, bara en 4 för att hon har bättre plattor

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This is her best album.

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It's Any Winehouse! 'Nuff said.

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Pros: - One of the most evocative and romantic voices in popular music - This album is less in-your-face than Back to Black, and while I like in-your-face music, I appreciate the contrast in the two albums. This one is more romance from a positive light. - Lots of different \"feels\" on this album which I really appreciate. Cons: Misc: - The only con for me when listening to Amy is that I can't think of her without thinking of the word \"tragic\". I'm cursed. I think/hope in the future that will go away because I completely adore her and her music. To me it's like being a kid on Christmas day and getting the most fun video game console and a few games, but then after a week or so there aren't any new games released for that console. It's still new! It's still amazing and powerful and brings you so much joy! But you have this sadness that there won't be any new games. I don't recall any other artists that I feel this way about who have passed.

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Damn, she’s got swagger. The strength of this album isn’t really in the songs but her performance. Her voice is an elastic band and it’s fun to hear her play with it and riff on these melodies. She’s clearly having a lot of fun. On her next album, she’ll dial back the riffing a smidge and record some truly great songs. But this album captures her raw and unfiltered, doing some loose and jazzy numbers about love, sex and nightlife. The production oozes cool, balancing retro and modern styles, and provides a perfect stage for her to do her thing. Song after song she lets it rip and it’s a blast to listen to.

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I'm glad she's in this journey! Have been curious what style she is... she could have been the Brit Lady Gaga!

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4/05/2022 Today's Album: "Frank" by Amy Winehouse - This is a fairly solid early 2000s singer song-writer and R&B record by the legendary Amy Winehouse, whom I had only known prior through a few hits. I think her voice is probably the best thing about this record. Not only does she have incredible technical ability in tonality and range, but she also brings a lot of personality to every line she sings. I like a lot of the bass and guitar grooves that are sprinkled across this album, with only a few songs feeling either boring or simply off/underdeveloped. I think my overall problem with listening to this is that Channel Orange was such a solid introduction into R&B music and although this album can be no considered bad, it just doesn't stack up within the R&B pop genre as anything less than a predecessor. Ironically, "Frank" (Ocean) ended up outdoing her. That being said, this is no album to simply shrug at and there is a lot of great material on this project. I like the sweet love song (There Is) No Greater Love and I think Cherry is a really funny interlude track where she confesses that she has feelings for another to her partner, but then admits the other person is her new guitar. I like the very fun and bouncy Amy Amy Amy and all of the other highlights listed are worth checking out if you like some great R&B and even greater vocal performances. Check this one out if Amy Winehouse has ever interested you before or you simply liked other R&B projects and want more. Score: 7.5/10 Pretty good, but dated by comparison Highlights: Stronger Than Me, Cherry, Fuck Me Pumps. No Greater Love, In My Bed, Take The Box, October Song, Amy Amy Amy, Brother, Mr. Magic

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Having never heard a performance by Winehouse, I was kind of pleasantly surprised.

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Surprisingly jazzy! Not what I expected at all - I guess I only know her from her later stuff.... An engaging and enjoyable listen! Fave track - "Fuck Me Pumps" was great, and I guess the only one of these I'd heard before. Also enjoyed "In My Bed" and "Amy Amy Amy"

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Liked it - 4 stars

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04/21/2022 Pretty good

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Girl that first song… 😒

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4 le faltaba producción

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Great

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I first heard Frank in a wine shop. Which makes me sad. Not the booze and stuff, but because I was trying to become domesticated at the time (I failed), and for a while this became semiotic cue for all the things I foolishly wanted to be at the age of 30 whatever. I guess it was actively disliking Back to Black (I've gone back somewhat on this over the years) that nudged me into listening to this a little more carefully. Winehouse's voice here was subtle, delicate, abrasive, plaintive, brash...I wonder what a different set of producers might have made of her?

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Amy's voice is the big seller here. This album was a harbinger for the true greatness that was to come with the next album, but this album holds its own as very good. 3.5/5

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4.25

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Such an incredible talent with such a unique and powerful voice. Taken from us way too soon.

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Daydreaming about skull fucking Amy Winehouse is one of the best things you can do with your weekend. In many way it's easier now she's dead. I imagine her singing whilst I cum in her. She sounds heavenly.

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Amy's debut album compared to her follow up features a more contemporary R&B sound with trip hop influences, but there is still plenty of classic nuances present as well. Amy's voice sounded incredible even on here, and overall the album's a great time. Favorites: "Stronger Than Me", "You Sent Me Flying", "(There Is) No Greater Love"

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A very jazzy album from a talented voice and songwriter. Some great music on this album but my main issue is the Alicia Keys-like drumcomputer in some songs like You Sent Me Flying. Lots of songs could have shone a lot more with a better production. But I know that happened on the next album!

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Quite good but there were a few misses/snoozers. Still love her voice and the general vocal jazz + R&B combo. 8/10

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7/10. Solid album, but I still don't quite like her singing style.

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Soul. Rhythm and blues.

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I was aware of Amy Winehouse, but never really listened to any of her music. The album had a very jazzy feel to it and sounded like it would have been performed in a quiet lounge late at night. There were elements of R&B and hip hop throughout and Amy's voice was very captivating. She had an interesting vocal register, being a bit lower than a lot of other female vocalists and having almost smoky quality. This isn't the kind of album I would have sought out on my own, but I did enjoy listening to it.

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- I like Stronger Than Me musically, even though lyrically it's... the opposite of feminism - Vocally beautiful, like the trumpet break - You Sent Me Flying has amazing vocals - Fuck Me Pumps is a good song except if you listen to the lyrics. Slut shaming at its finest - I quite like the sound but I kind of hate her as a person now - I Heard Love is Blind is like "why are you mad I cheated on you, it's no big deal" - Monody's Mood For Love is nice, I like the saxophone (don't need Amy to sing) - I kinda like October song

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4

Amazing album. Not the biggest fan of her style but so genuine and real.

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Ah Amy Winehouse. Ofcourse I have heard a lot of tracks from back to black. So it was really cool to listen to her debut. I enjoyed it a lot with the combination of jazz,soul and her vocals. 3.5/5

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After all the controversy and the headlines of this artist I never really paid attention to Amy Winehouse. Apparently this was a quote from her about this album... Some things on this album make me go to a little place that's fucking bitter. I've never heard the album from start to finish. I don't have it in my house. Well, the marketing was fucked, the promotion was terrible. Everything was a shambles. It's frustrating, because you work with so many idiots—but they're nice idiots. So you can't be like, "You're an idiot." They know that they're idiots". Not sure if she is right here, because if this was an album made by idiots, those idiots did a pretty damn good job.

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Such a beautifully intimate record, and by that, I mean so real. It’s so real. I missed out on her for the most part, but this is telling me that I DID miss out.

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I enjoyed returning to this old album, reminding me of who she was before superstardom destroyed her

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Spoko, ale Back to Black lepsza

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A good album of jazz inspired blues-pop the singing is distinctive and unusual in a pop music framework but what keeps me at arms length is that the arrangements don't grab me and I find the melodies difficult and unappealing. 3.5 🌟

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V chilled.

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Sa samo 20 godina!! RESPECT. Ali dosadnjikavo iako ipak njen glas dosta popravi. Iman osjećaj da san za bolji doživljaj tribala pozornije pratit tekst, šta nisan

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An amazing voice, very personal modern slice-of-nightlife stories with Rat Pack grooves, something old and something new. I should love it but I don't, the style feels overdone and forced, it doesn't connect with me.

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Quite pleasant.

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Another ex-1001 album. If they aren't being removed, then we have an extra 77 albums to get through! 😆 http://1001albumsyoumusthearbeforeyoudie.wikidot.com/album-artists-a-z-ex As expected, great vocals. Arrangements on the first half felt too stripped back, much better in the second half. Enjoyed the nightlife lounge bar vibes.

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Amy Winehouse had a great voice, the songs have some interesting lyrics but the music gets a little samey. It's probably an album that would grow on me with more listens. Surprisingly jazzy in places.

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A-Ok.

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For those who like the genre, I guess they will enjoy. Unfortunately its not my case.

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This album was cut from my version of the list, the only Winehouse album on it is Back to Black. Which is as it should be. This album is good, but it's not list-worthy.

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Volim njen glas, al ne bi baš rekla da mi je ovo njen najdraži album

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Amy Winehouse before she'd fully grown into her stage persona. I liked some songs more than others. Didn't care for the lyrics of "stronger than me".

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Lovely voice. Tragic life. So much wasted beauty

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surpringly well written concept album that does not include any of her major hits but still puts her amazing voice on display

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Entertaining, not the biggest fan of her voice though

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I don't know. Not really for me. Her voice doesn't do it for me. The production on some tracks is extra cool but you can find that done better elsewhere I think. Favorite tracks: Stronger Than Me, What is it about Men, Amy Amy Amy, Outro

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I don't usually like vocal jazz - but I've always felt Amy Winehouse was a bit different. I enjoyed listening to this - more familiar with her later albums.

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Wine house not quite up to full power here, and as usual I find it hard to separate the music from how rapidly the full star gestalt would burn out the filament in that bulb.

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Det svänger katten.

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Amazing voice. Not my kind of music but there are flashes of great.

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3

I like Amy. This sounds drunker than the other one.

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It's a decent album, but not really into her voice or sound. I like her version of Moody's Mood For Love. 3/5

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Viihdyttävä. Kun Amy löi läpi niin itse vannoin pyhää vihaa ko. artistia kohtaan, koska Rehab oli mun mielestä todella ärsyttävä biisi. Amyn 27-klubiin liittyminen ja lukuisien kuutioiden vettä virrattua Espoonjoessa avautuu vihdoinkin omat korvat reilulle, mutta tiukalle arvioinnille kyseisen artistin tuotoksiin.

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Fantastische zangeres, maar het album kon me precies niet echt boeien

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No doubting Amy's vocal talents: one of the greatest. The songs on Frank aren't as good as her next album, though Fuck Me Pumps always makes me smile. Some of the production is inconsistent.

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I'm at odds with this record. Amy manages to blend a classic, 50s/60s girl group style vocal with blunt, vulgar, sometimes gaudy lyrics well. There's almost a fun shock when you get to a song like "Fuck Me Pumps". However, the backing instrumentals attempt to do something in the same vein to less success. The background instrumentals attempt to conjure images of those classic numbers, big band, and 90s/00s R&B, but it manages to sound poorly produced and heavily dated. Favorite tracks: "You Sent Me Flying/Cherry", "October Song"

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Thought she was really bad when she first started but think she has some real talent and some cool songs now. Close to a 4.

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Een dijk van een stem natuurlijk. Toch raakt het me om de een of andere reden niet echt.

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Een album wat zonder veel poe-ha voorbij gaat.

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Lang niet zo goed als de opvolger, maar hier hoor je de klasse al wel doorkomen.

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mellow

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Very Billie Holiday in vocal style. Very laid back jazz. Not quite the poptastic songs of the next album, but gently groovy. Back when Amy had no obvious tattoos, looked healthy, attractive and probably wasn’t aware of her influential status. Refreshing.

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Such a tragic loss of a profoundly talented musician.

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Super talented artist. Most of the songs were pretty forgettable though. Still her ability really shines through.

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Objectively supremely talented with a distinctive style for the time and a unique voice. A great album title. But it's not for me. Doesn't resonate at all. Rating: 3/5 Playlist track: Intro / Stronger Than Me Date listened: 30/05/22

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Distinctive voice. Undoubted talent. Spawned an army of imitators. Dead before her time. Not for me though

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Amy Winehouse is good at what she does, but it never has ever clicked with me. I think her other album is also a bit better.

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I like "Back to Black" far more. My favorite of the lot here was the more laid back hidden track "Brother."

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Flashes of brilliance in her debut album. Jazz/Pop, great vocals, some genuinely great lyrics. Her first steps towards greatness and sadness. Best Tracks: Fuck Me Pumps; I Heard Love Is Blind; What Is It About Men

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Probably should have talked to Frank shouldn't she?

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\"Fraaaaannnnkkk!\" Pat Butcher, 1998.

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Not that familiar with this album compared to back in black, for that reason I enjoyed it, and feel it’s maybe a bit underrated. Worth a listen.

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After a while I did tire of this one a bit. There's no disputing that she has a style that is entirely her own

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Gillar Amy's röst väldigt mycket. Gillar de jazziga tonerna blandat med moderna beats. Men låtarna i sig är lite tråkiga, det är inget som sticker ut. Lyssnade på kontoret i Gif-Sur-Yvette.

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Very Jazzy. Did not expect this.

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Есть парочка композиции, который выделяются музыкально. Но остальное звучит довольно однообразно.

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This is the debut album from English singer, songwriter Amy Winehouse. It was received well by critics and has been certified triple platinum in the UK. The album title can be a reference to Winehouse's singing on this album which is open, honest, and to the point. Or it could be referencing Frank Sinatra - which was an early influence for Amy Winehouse, and her vocal style even sounds similar to his style. This soulful, R&B, and bossa nova jam fest of an album makes for a relaxing and romantic atmosphere. Amy Winehouse was extremely talented and it's a shame she was taken too soon. I'm glad I finally got a chance to listen to her debut album, and I'm looking forward to listening to more songs from her that I may have missed.

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gud

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CD

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Amy Winehouse's debut album showcases her explosive voice within a jazz/R&B framework. The lyrical content is bleak, but the music itself is well produced and arranged, and Amy's voice of course, can do anything. Her voice is not as controlled as it is on 'Back to Black,' but is still incredibly powerful. My biggest complaint is that she makes some vocal choices that detract from the song. She over-pronounces certain syllables to sound a certain way, but it doesn't always fit. However, that is a small complaint when faced with her incredible talent.

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I listened to this in high school, and I remember liking it. Amy is witty and hilarious as well as sophisticated and romantic. “Stronger Than Me” is a great intro and feels both of it’s time and something that would be popular today. “Cherry” is the only song I remember and seriously love. Amy Winehouse was a really special and unique pop star — blending 90’s R&B, Blossom Dearie jazz vibes, and Jeff Buckley-esque song lyrics. I’m actually not a huge Amy fan, but I totally understand her appeal and her talent. “Amy Amy Amy” is another fun song that I remember — the whimsical synth-tuba bass line sets itself apart from the rest of the record. So, all this being said, this album is a 3 for me. I like the occasional song, I respect Amy’s style, but I think that she eventually perfected her craft in future records. As a debut, this record revealed an up-and-comer with true potential, and debuts aren’t meant to be perfect anyway. Yes, a solid 3.

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Couple of interesting songs but on the whole not the most inspiring album the lyrics were a little concieted and self aware.

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Never really understood all the hype about Amy Winehouse. Two great songs, but overall it's a boring record. Stronger than me. Amy Amy Amy.

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Amy has an impressive voice, and the lounge like setting of the album is kindof interesting. However, overall, I really did not enjoy this at all. 2

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It’s fine. 2/5

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Tyylikäs levy. Amyn lauluääni ei lemppareimmasta päästä tosin

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Un peu surcôté quand même

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The idea of Amy Whitehouse - a noughties update on the torch singer mixing jazz and soul is great, and her voice is amazing here too, but the songs don't quite nail it. Next one would.

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Beetje saai, veel van hetzelfde lijkt haast wel..

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definitely not her hits - boring

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Amy is such a smooth soul sistah that she deserves an honorary N-word pass She's one of those musicians I respect plenty, but somehow don't find myself enjoying all that much.

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as much as Mark Ronson does my fucking head in for being an egotistical prick, he did do a hell of a lot to turn wino from some directionless generic R'n'B singer into the behemoth she became with a pretty strong identity. this album is has a couple of standout tunes but the majority is so forgettable that i am choosing to do just that.

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Ik vind sommige liedjes van Amy Winehous geweldig! Dit album vind ik echter wat tegen vallen. Mij iets te jazzy. **

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Probably fine if you like her vocals. Rather plain

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Thought I was going to fucking hate this when she started singing like a baby but actually i liked it more than Back to Black. More interesting. However still not my thing.

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Good voice. Boring songs.

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There's no doubt Winehouse has vocal prowess, but damn if she doesn't make it hard to appreciate it when she insists on doing vocal runs in /every/ /single/ /phrase/. I never once felt enmeshed in the tracks (which have serviceable at best instrumentals that feel a bit GarageBand-esque) because of the constant vocal acrobatics, as Amy never once allows a verse to be a verse so the listener can settle in and appreciate the track.

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This was a revealing listen and not in a good way. When the songs aren't just outright mean (Stronger Than Me and Fuck Me Pumps) there's a constant, uncomfortable undercurrent of self-destructive egocentrism. Levels of self-awareness swing wildly - sometimes you get the impression that Winehouse knew exactly what she was and was riffing on it deliberately...but often the vibe is less self-reflective and more self-satisfied. Perhaps to be expected from a nineteen year-old with a major recording contract, but still. The tunes are smooth, the vocals are brilliant, the songs taken as a whole tend to have a really good groove to them. But the bitterness in the lyrics seeps through and makes the whole thing unpleasant.

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This is a tough one. I love Back To Black, the vibe, the arrangements, the lyrics, the singing. It all just works. But this album? No no no. Loose jazzy jams with barely melodic nasal The-Nanny-style vocal complaining via Amy. Just no. Shows a teeny weeny bit of promise, but no.

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One of those albums that seemed fashionable to add to this list at the time and it gave them free space to remove when anything even measurably good appeared on the horizon later on. In short, this album was added just to protect having to remove some terrible 1960s album that will always be on this list because its old and you can't change my mind.

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Hmm, This album was named for Sinatra apparently and it shows with smoky bar piano tunes which I'm sure are cool and trendy for those who base their personality on the music they listen to. but a bit boring. I do like her voice and style of singing. this album too Jazzy though

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Annoying

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Nope.

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Maybe good, but not my style

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This is the kind of wailing scatting atonal jazz shit that I absolutely cannot stand. Had to listen in like 30 second stretches with lots of breaks in between. The closest I've ever come to a DNF in over a year of doing this.

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When she said "you know that I'm no good" I didn't realize she was talking about this album! Damn!

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I was excited for this but was let down. I think she had an incredible voice but the lounge singer vibe on this album didn't work for me. Nothing stood out.

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Frank by Amy Winehouse (2003) In this debut jazz/pop album, sassy 19-year-old British vocalist Amy Winehouse sings songs revealing that in relationships with men, she expects to get what she wants. And what she wants is perversely oversexed, as if she thinks she’s discovered the right tool to fix what’s broken inside. It’s embarrassing. Lyrics are characterized by demanding, controlling, manipulating, objectifying, wallowing in splenetic superficiality, reducing the man to a mere instrumental cause for her deluded sense of happiness, slutsplaining her way through a closed labyrinth of contradictions and non-sequiturs. As a songwriter, she comes across like a tiny princess who does her ego shopping at the Big & Tall Men’s store. All this is really too bad, because the musical arrangements are excellent, and she has an appealing, good-but-not-great voice. If you’re 1,000 albums into the list of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and this is the only one remaining, you could just as well go ahead and die. 1/5

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Not a good album. Pretty boring to listen to...1.5/5

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I struggled through this album. There were times I absolutely just wantes her to stop singing. Her voice just got more annoying as it went on. There aren't really any redeeming songs on this album.

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They tried to make me like this album I said no, no, no

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