🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Amy Winehouse

Let’s be Frank, it’s time for another HGATR!

Biffy go between Dire Straits and U2…

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
MF DOOM 4.01
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 2.97
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
U2 2.55
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

And we turn our attentions to Amy Jade Winehouse

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

0 voters

  • Frank
  • Back To Black

0 voters

Singles poll (have included 3 where she’s the featured artist cause there aren’t that many to choose from)

  • Stronger Than Me
  • Take The Box
  • In My Bed
  • You Sent Me Flying
  • Fuck Me Pumps
  • Help Yourself
  • Rehab
  • You Know I’m No Good
  • Back To Black
  • Tears Dry On Their Own
  • Love Is A Losing Game
  • Body And Soul
  • Our Day Will Come
  • Valerie (w/ Mark Ronson)
  • B Boy Baby (w/ Mutya Buena)
  • Cherry Wine (w/ Nas)

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Lovely voice. A far more interesting person than musician imo. 3 I guess

3 Likes

Absolutely do not get the appeal. 1

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Musically dull, good voice

2

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She told you she was trouble.

The celebrity death that hit me the most, quite possibly. Extremely talented individual whose downfall was painful to witness. Still get misty eyed when I hear her voice. A high 4 rounded up to a 5.

And if you havent seen the doc then I urge you to, it’s essentially a horror film.

9 Likes

Never really been that into her music but I liked who she was and it seems terrible how she ended up. So I don’t really feel like I can vote.

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Abstain/5

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1, never even slightly got the appeal.

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Very sad death, seemed like a right laugh (her appearance on Never Mind the Buzzcocks is hilarious, if also a little bit concerning in retrospect), but there’s absolutely nothing there for me musically. Reckon you could pick a bunch of kids from the Sylvia Young / BRIT school and ask them to do a soulful voice and get something listenable. If you’re into it you can probably appreciate the subtleties, but it’s not for me.

2 Likes

Never need to hear Valerie ever again but Back to black gives me chills down the spine every time. Amazing voice and was doing something far more interesting at the height of landfill indie.

3

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Great songwriter and lyricist. Think B2B is one of the only Mark Ronson things that works, he should have retired after that. Frank’s a really good album too, has that loose Badu sound

Really dislike Valerie and hate that it’s her most played song nowadays

9 Likes

This is one I’ll be really conflicted on.

A really talented person who possessed an incredible voice and real star quality. Added a really fresh voice to something that with pretty much any other singer I’d find a really boring retread of something that had been done a million times before.

Her issues are well documented, and I’m not qualified to go into them. It was obviously terribly sad.

And yet, I’m not sure she actually had more than a handful of good songs, and I think Back to Black especially is incredibly overrated as an album. Everything was there for her to make a classic, but she never did.

And I find her deification in the years since quite uncomfortable, especially in the area around Camden. A) I’m not sure her legacy warrants it & B) they have made an industry out of her death. None of it sits well with me.

I don’t know how you rate someone like her. On the scale I normally use, it’d be a 3, but I don’t know…

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was listening to Baduizm just yesterday and was thinking this

even references badu in the 2nd track

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Hated her at the time, just wasn’t my thing. Was dragged along to see her at Glastonbury and was bored to tears. Tried again last year and realised she was actually brilliant. B2B is on heavy rotation now.
The film is excellent, if not incredibly upsetting.

Hate Valerie with a passion.

5/5 to counteract the Malcolms.

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Love this.

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So good
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Such a desperately sad story. I can’t honestly say I especially enjoyed her music, but we’ll never know if all that talent could have one day produced an absolute knockout record.

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