Marvell wrote:The thing that always struck me about Winehouse was the percieved disconnect between her public image and her recorded output. Which says more about modern media fatuity than it does about Ms. Winehouse's qualities as an artist.
A lot of those songs on Back To Black are pretty dark (no pun intended). The songs ARE pretty slick sounding but the lyrics definitely go to some pretty weird places.
Pitchfork actually has the best obit/writeup I've seen so far - http://pitchfork.com/features/articles/8011-appreciation-amy-winehouse/