Amy Winehouse
Back to Black
(Island)
Talk about fast introductions! The first line, first breath is “They tried to make me go to rehab, I said no no no.” Ten seconds in, you know more about this tattooed Brit siren than most of your acquaintances. Further in, on “Me & Mr. Jones,” she demands “What kind of fuckery is this?” coining a word that combines “relationship” and “betrayal.” There is beauty in such bluntness. Every echo, every note on the title cut is a sublime re-engagement with a type of ’60s pop neglected save for the odd James Bond theme. Winehouse has retooled her act from seductive warbler to someone you might meet in jail. Unexpectedly entrancing.
—Doug Taylor

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment

Poll

Did you vote in advance polls for the 2021 federal election?

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.