Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" is probably the best album by a female vocalist since Alanis's "Jagged Little Pill." While Alanis's songs were a haul at your gut -- Amy definitely aims lower -- and succeeds in inflicting almost similar pleasure. A mixed bag of blues, Jazz, Motown horns and just general big-voice singing makes "Back to Black" one of the best sounding and best produced albums in a while.

While Alanis Morisette hid here profanity in plain sight guised by rueful anger, Amy Winehouse hides it plain. The almost sweet sounding giant voice, it is hard to image, coming from a 23 year old Jewish woman from England.

While Rehab is the radio favorite, songs like You know I'm no good and the title track Back to Black are the ones that hold the most weight.