Music/Popular Culture

Saturday Video Roundup: chicks that rock

We’re nearing the end of the year, which means it’s time to start thinking about my best of 2007 music review. So today on SVR I thought we’d look at three of the female artists who made 2007 such a great year in music. Up first, one of our candidates for CD of the year, the remarkable Amy Winehouse.

Next, another group that’s working the neo-soul/R&B for all it’s worth, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

Finally, we leave you with a happy song about a happy girl. She’s so happy she can’t stop smiling!

See you next week – same bat time, same bat channel.

8 replies »

  1. Thanks, Sam. Sharon Jones is a revelation. Had never heard of the neo-soul movement.

    First time I’ve ever heard Amy Winehouse (though I follow her exploits). She’s got so much talent it’s criminal.

    Also, the portrait in clinical depression was um, uh, depressing.

  2. The Amy Winehouse CD is insanely good – it’s been hyped to high heaven and is one of those rare cases where the hype is actually justified.

    This is the 3rd Dap-Kings CD, and I recommend them all. They not doing anything new, but they’re doing the old stuff really well.

  3. Personally, I’ve flipped over the young Sri Lankan-Englishwoman M.I.A. Her new CD, Kala, along with the likes of Winehouse’s, should be enough to shut critics up about the direction of pop music today.

  4. Winehouse reminds me a lot of Christina Aguilera circa the “Stripped” era–she comes out looking like a coked-up ho, and then busts out a voice soulful enough to raise Billie Holiday from the dead.

    Her style’s not really to my taste, but I respect her ability. She just needs to eat food once in a while.

  5. Brian: If you’ve heard samples from KTT you’re one up on me. I also just learned that Marah has a new CD coming but the drop date isn’t until January.