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Lioness: Hidden Treasures

Amy Winehouse

Lioness: Hidden Treasures

Posthumous release comprising outtakes, covers, demos and a handful of new tracks from the soul / R&B singer

ADM rating[?]

6.0

Label
Island
UK Release date
06/12/2011
US Release date
05/12/2011
  1. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It is so beautiful and effortless and easy
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  2. 8.0 |   Spin

    The selections range from pre-Frank material to the last song she ever recorded, all united by a distinctive rawness, her voice kept naked and slightly flawed, despite the sophisticated production
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  3. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    As always, Winehouse's singing is both raggedy and dramatic, winking and insouciant, full of high drama and a breezy sense of play – sometimes all those things at the same time
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  4. 7.0 |   BBC

    In the end, the best a posthumous album assembled in this way can offer is a welcome and dignified reminder of an artist’s abilities
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  5. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Winehouse was an undeniably gifted singer and a unique talent. There are pieces of Lioness that reflect that clearly, and others that don’t do as good a job
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  6. 7.0 |   Prefix

    May not be the perfect Amy Winehouse album, it's all we have, which seems to be enough
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  7. 6.3 |   Pitchfork

    Instead of adding anything concrete to her legacy, Lioness only reaffirms what we already knew about her, and hopefully why she deserves to be remembered as an artist rather than a media circus
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  8. 6.0 |   Pop Matters

    Essential listening for Winehouse fans, but if you are not one already, buy one of her other releases first
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  9. 6.0 |   State

    Perhaps if more time, effort and thought had been spent on Lioness it could have attempted to measure up to her past glories rather than stinking of a Christmas cash-in
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  10. 6.0 |   The Independent

    While Lioness is a far better posthumous collection than Michael Jackson's Michael, from almost exactly a year ago, it's a poor substitute for the high-octane musicality of Frank and Back To Black
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  11. 6.0 |   Mojo

    In places, she slurs and murmurs, her vocal betraying the wear of her lifestyle; in others though, she connects, sounding strong, elated. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   Q

    An admirable tribute if frequently deafened by the echo of its tragic catalyst. Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    Significant because of what could have been rather than for what it is
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  14. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Covers make up the backbone of this perfectly enjoyable, but tame release
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  15. 6.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    Inevitably, it doesn't hang together with the unity of Frank or Back to Black despite the best efforts of compiler Mark Ronson and producer Salaam Remi
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  16. 6.0 |   Rave Magazine

    A solid disc, but definitely one for acolytes rather than potential converts
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  17. 6.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    It lays bare what made her both such a unique and such a troubled artist
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  18. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Hidden Treasures is expected to attract: not the kind of diehard fans who normally flock to posthumous collections of out-takes and demos, but mainstream record buyers, Radio 2 listeners, the Christmas market
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  19. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Neither a definitive tribute nor an adequate third album proper
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  20. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Whatever its shortcomings, Lioness is a noble attempt to enrich the Winehouse heritage
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  21. 6.0 |   The Quietus

    The grit, the gutter and the passions of a stormy life have been airbrushed out in the retelling, denying her fighting spirit and the nuanced complexities of a one-of-a-kind pop personality
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  22. 5.8 |   A.V. Club

    A collection so clean-scrubbed that it sometimes seems to be eulogizing an entirely different singer than the one fans remember
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  23. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Adds nothing of substance to the Winehouse narrative, nor do its individual tracks showcase the best of her writing or singing
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  24. 5.0 |   Entertainment.ie

    While it's undeniably interesting to hear her voice sing new melodies, this is more of an epilogue than a brand new chapter
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  25. 3.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Lioness does not stand up to the evaluation of a steely ear
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  26. 3.0 |   No Ripcord

    The quality of Frank and Back To Black ensure the legacy of Amy Winehouse will live on; let’s all just pretend this compilation album didn’t happen, shall we?
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