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Digital Venuses: Lily Allen, Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse

Kandia Crazy Horse, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 8 May 2007

CALL THEM the new British bitch pack: barefoot soul shouter Joss Stone and her ascendant sistren, skankin' Lily Allen and torchy Amy Winehouse (Corinne Bailey Rae's exempted due to being a queen of nice and hazy sentiment and, well, yes, color). The Pipettes also deliver Ronettes-Supremes paeans but have yet to splash large beyond the UK. It's Stone and Winehouse who have made recent history on the US pop charts: the latter's Back to Black (Republic) scored the highest ever debut for a British woman (number seven), and Stone's Introducing Joss Stone (Virgin) followed a week later, debuting at number two.

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