Frank (US Clean e-Version)
Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Amy Winehouse's slinky 2003 debut hardly went unnoticed -- it nearly won a Mercury Prize and pulled in a pair of BRIT Awards nominations -- but the record enjoyed a significant second wind when her 2007 follow-up topped international pop charts. Named after Ol' Blue Eyes, Frank owes its modern-soul feel to producer Salaam Remi, who backs a clutch of tracks with muted horns and jazz inflections. Still, Winehouse's voice steals the show as she sports "F*ck Me Pumps" and pulls regrettable lovers to bed with her come-hither alto.