Friday, September 26, 2008

Music Review: Amy Winehouse "Back In Black"

I don’t think I am a trendy person, which is why I believe it has taken me so long to listen to Amy Winehouse’s sophomore album, Back to Black. With her messy personal life always the front page news of sensational magazines, I thought she was just another celebrity with a massive amount of addiction problems that have been heavily covered by the media. The world loves to focus on the problems of others—and of course, the turbulent relationships of celebrities, such as her, “Blake Incarcerated.” With all the sensationalism set aside, I have recently discovered why Amy is such a talented musical powerhouse. Back to Black is a refreshing musical masterpiece and it is easy to see why Winehouse is so popular. Her album is a reminiscent of musical greats from the 60’s, such as The Supremes and Etta James, and combines her influences with 70’s soul music. She casually delivers her problems of cheating, addiction, depression, with a vintage air. Even when she is singing about her famous refusal to go to rehab, Winehouse is able to deliver a performance full of satire and a powerful voice. Don’t let her problems dissuade you from checking out this album. It is full of great music and lyrics that are slick and sarcastic, as well as painfully honest. I am looking forward her next album, so far untitled, due out in the beginning of 2009.

I would also like to share a list of new music that will be in the library very, very soon. So make sure to reserve your copy!

Britney Spears-Blackout
Buckcherry-Black Butterfly
Jesse McCartney-Depature
Jessica Simpson-Do You Know
Jonas Brothers-Little Bit Longer
Katy Perry-One of the Boys
Kid Rock-Rock N Roll Genius
Lil Wayne-Tha Carter III
Metro Station-Metro Station
Miley Cyrus-Breakout
Plain White Tees-Big Bad World
Pussycat Dolls-Dolls Dominion
Robin Thicke-Something Else
Tokio Hotel-Scream
(many thanks to Melissa The Librarian for the review and the list of new music. If you want more music at the library, come by and tell us what you want!)


keri mikulski :) said...

She is an amazing talent.

Justin The Teen Librarian said...

I dig her voice. Sadly, I've heard more about her personal life than her music these days.