Yeah, I know you’ve heard enough about her. Tough shit, I’m going to gush for myself!
Amy Winehouse has been an artist on my radar since a few years back when I heard her for the first time on Launch. I’ve always just loved her voice, but now the new album positively blows my mind. Just the most sincere rendition of the MoTown sound I’ve heard since MoTown was MoTown.
In fact, one track in particular sounds like it might be a sampling and transposition of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” I don’t know the track because I don’t have the album in front of me, but there is zero ambiguity and I’ve been astonished that no one has commented on this fact that I’ve read. That’s including having just read the Rolling Stone interview with her online.
But seriously, if you like music, you need this album. She’s not coming anywhere near here for a while, but she’s playing Toronto on July 5th, the day after the Rush show I’m going to, so I’m afraid I’ll be missing that gig, unfortunately.