Frank (2007) Amy Winehouse's gossip-baiting ways might make some wonder whether everything smart about Back to Black was a fluke. It wasn't. Her first album — a… 2007-11-20 Amy Winehouse Pop
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Frank (2007)

Amy Winehouse
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Nov 20, 2007; Lead Performance: Amy Winehouse; Genre: Pop

Amy Winehouse's gossip-baiting ways might make some wonder whether everything smart about Back to Black was a fluke. It wasn't. Her first album — a U.K. smash in '03, now being issued here — bristles with fiercer intelligence, though it lacks the classic-soul warmth of the Mark Ronson-produced Black. On this jazzier debut, she's closer to Sade...if Sade specialized in jaw-dropping put-downs of overfeminized boyfriends and pub-hopping tarts. Even greater things were to come, but Winehouse may never write a better song than ''F--- Me Pumps.'' A-
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Originally posted Nov 05, 2007 Published in issue #964 Nov 16, 2007 Order article reprints