Saturday, September 19, 2009

963. Amy Winehouse - Frank (2003)

Track Listing

1. Intro / Stronger Than Me
2. You Sent Me Flying / Cherry
3. Know You Now
4. Fuck Me Pumps
5. I Heard Love Is Blind
6. Moody's Mood For Love / Teo Licks
7. (There Is) No Greater Love
8. In My Bed
9. Take The Box
10. October Song
11. What Is It About Men
12. Help Yourself
13. Amy Amy Amy / Outro


Amy Winehouse is looking decidedly healthier and less beehivey in this album cover, this was slightly before the train-wreck that she has now become. But for all that she is the more interesting of these jazzy female singers of the last few years, including Norah Jones, Katie Melua or Duffy. At least Amy has balls.

Amy has a great voice which she uses in an attractively effortless way with that you have some pretty good and cutting lyrics. I canÂșt see Melua writing any of the tracks in this album, much less "Fuck Me Pumps".

Despite all of these plus points the music is still essentially unoriginal stuff. It is all pretty unexciting, there is little attempt at innovation or creative creation of any kind. Just a good singer with good lyrics but not enough to be a great album.

Track Highlights

1. Fuck Me Pumps
2. Intro / Stronger Than Me
3. October Song
4. In My Bed

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The album entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 60 before climbing to number thirteen in January 2004. It has since been certified double platinum for shipment of more than 600,000 copies. During the chart run of Winehouse's second album, 2006's Back to Black, Frank re-entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 22 in February 2007, as well as at No. 40 on two separate occasions in May 2007, becoming a mainstay of the UK album chart throughout 2007. As of November 2007 it had sold a total of 495,891 copies in the UK. As of mid-March 2008, it had sold 675,000 copies in the UK, and had sold 362,700 since February 2007, making it 2007's 37th biggest-selling album, despite its original release four years earlier. It sold a further 228,000 copies in 2008, five years after its release.

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