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Amy is forgotten because of Adele and Lana Del Rey?

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#1 LuckyHorse



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Posted 21 November 2020 - 08:39 AM

Am I the only one who thinks Amy is not remembered as much as she should be? Right after her death, Adele blew up (as well as other copycats who where signed by record labels to be the "new Amy Winehouse", like Duffy and Lana Del Rey) the latter especially gets called the most talented and influential artist of the decade and is credited for the 60s retro style even though Amy did it first! Both her and Adele come nowhere near Amy's lyrical and live vocal talent yet they get praised to high heaven! I wonder how Amy would feel about these mediocre/below mediocre singers copying her considering the fact that she disliked unoriginality?

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 06:15 PM

I don't like to put down other artists for the sake of my own favourite. Lana and Adele are their own people and I wouldn't count them as a part of that group of copy cats, but obviously they benefited from her existence and how she shook up the music industry in the 2000's, Adele even went so far as to say that without Frank she might not even be singing. Duffy was obviously meant to be some sort of family friendly, less drug-addled/volatile version of Amy, but that's not really her own fault. As for how Amy would feel, I don't think she'd take offense, I would think she'd be flattered in a weird way. I heard somewhere that she was afraid of Adele replacing her though, I recall many people comparing the two at the time and saying that Adele would completely outlast Amy by a large margin and eventually surpass her in the scope of popularity, praise, etc. (which, sadly, turned out to be true). I don't think Amy was in it for all that though, I really do think that ultimately she just wanted to make music and live her life.

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 08:55 PM

I think this blog post from 2015 explains Amy’s influence brilliantly and why it’s important that a younger generation know about it. I remember at the time Amy being called the ‘nirvana’ of the noughties!


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Posted Today, 03:41 AM

I don't believe those artists themselves are trying to copy/replace Amy. If I'm not wrong, Adele very much loved her and appreciated her artistic talents. I think the ones we should be pointing fingers to is the media in general since they're very quick on putting categories and labels on famous people. It's awful to treat artists as "the new ___" when those artists sometimes are simply giving a little nod to another artist's style and such while staying in their own path: that's how inspirations work and I don't really see this a copycat case. But yes, I do believe Amy "helped" them to be where they are now in a way.



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