One of my favorite albums of last year is finally coming out in the U.S. Amy Winehouse’s husky voice is a textured, powerful weapon. Her music could easily be mistaken for kitschy R&B, except her lyrics are intelligent, funny, and heartfelt. She’s a skinny white girl with a big black woman’s voice, and she knows how to use it. Like Lily Allen, she’s another British chanteuse who just absolutely shames her American counterparts. Why are American pop stars so vapid and dumb?
Winehouse will be on David Letterman Monday Night.