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The 50 Best Songs of 2007

Journey back 13 years to a stellar year for Rihanna, M.I.A., Arcade Fire, and Kanye West. From hip-hop to indie rock and everywhere in between, PopMatters picks the best 50 songs of 2007.

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'Amy': She Was All About the Music

As sad as Winehouse's story may be, Amy is gorgeous and provocative, too.

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Cannes 2015: 'Amy' Follows Late Singer's Descent

In Amy, a new documentary about the late star Amy Winehouse, we learn just how unique and complicated a descent can be.

Steven Zeitchik
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The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 40-21

From breathtaking reformulations of shoegaze to British soul revival, this batch of stellar recordings from the 2000s is an eclectic one.

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Howard Sounes' '27' Has That Train Wreck Kind of Appeal

This is an exhaustive, if exhausting analysis of the debauchery and bad decisions that link the most famous members of the "27 Club".

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Laura Mvula: Sing to the Moon

A debut album that at once delivers on its promises whilst hinting at future greatness.

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Why the Grammys Matter

So your favorites didn’t win, huh? Get over it. Bashing the Grammys is too easy. Try recognizing them as markers of what is happening in the music industry, not on your iPod.

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What James Bond Can’t Teach You About British Music History

If you want lessons in womanizing, dressing to the nines, or ordering martinis, James Bond is your man. If, however, you’re looking for a review of British music history over the last 50 years, the world’s favorite secret agent has no idea what he’s doing.

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Nas feat. Amy Winehouse - "Cherry Wine" (video)

Nas has released a video for "Cherry Wine" featuring vocals from the late, great Amy Winehouse. Great mix.

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The Sugarman 3: What the World Needs Now

On its first album in a decade the Sugarman 3 sounds as fresh as the moment of its debut.

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Rock 'n' Roll 101: How to Handle a Dead Young Rock Star

In the wake of Amy Winehouse's death, record industry types and music journalists dusted off their Rock 'n' Roll 101 handbooks, revisiting the chapter on how to report on a Young Rock Star's death. Has it been handled any differently this time around than in the past?

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Amy Winehouse: The 27 Club and Her Place in Music History

Though the troubled UK singer seems to fit the bill for rock 'n' roll's fabled 27 Club, Amy Winehouse will almost surely face some resistance.

Chris Payne
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Amy Winehouse: A Look at Another Promising Career That Came to a Tragic End

A look back at Amy Winehouse’s most memorable moments is sadly short, due to her depressingly short life.

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Amy Winehouse: A Voice to Make You Believe

Even given all of the media saturation in our desensitized age, the sheer speed of Amy Winehouse’s demise was astonishing. Yet, at the same time as she was struggling on this Earth, she possessed a true, utterly rare, gift of a voice.

Steve Jansen
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Amy Winehouse... Back in Brazil

Is it a new year for Amy Winehouse?

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Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Steve Arrington

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.

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Don't Forget Your Wellies: Glastonbury 2008

With only a flimsy $15 tent and wellington boots for protection, PopMatters’ Cole Stryker avoided Amy Winehouse’s punches, the mud, and John Mayer, at the annual global gathering that is the Glastonbury Festival.

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Amy Amy Amy by Nick Johnstone

The interviews contain much hearsay, and several interviewees had very brief contact with Amy Winehouse.

Sarah Moore
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Amy Winehouse [2007 Rewind]

The sold-out crowd was clearly there to see Amy Winehouse wail about her demons while indulging them on stage -- they wanted a set equal parts bravado and booze...

Steven J. Horowitz
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Amy Winehouse: Frank

From a musical standpoint, her two albums are quite different, but they’re both excellent works.

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Mark Ronson: Version

If Ronson is going to pander to an audience, he may as well be straightforward about it.

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Amy Winehouse + Patrick Wolf

The sold-out crowd was clearly there to see Amy Winehouse wail about her demons while indulging them on stage -- they wanted a set equal parts bravado and booze...

Steven J. Horowitz
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Amy Winehouse: Back to Black

Back to Black finds a fearless artist saying whatever she damn well pleases. And we best listen up.

Christian John Wikane

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