I bought “Back To Black” today, spurred by the Grammy win of Ms. W. And I like soulful female vocalists, so I figured: why not?
Turns out I don’t care for any of the album beyond “Rehab”. And listening to the other tracks makes me think that she doesn’t really have that much talent – she’s all hype and gossip. In fact, I’m half sure that her music and her entire persona is totally manufactured. Her sound is too demographically targeted… it hits R&B and baby boomer sensibilities, yet her antics also make her extra appealing to retro loving snort-coke-in-the-bathroom hipsters.
I’ll take Fiona Apple over her any day of the week.