For a talent like Amy Winehouse, it's safe to say that a regular old "best-of" compilation doesn't feel like a proper encapsulation of a brilliant career that was cut tragically short in 2011. With a voice that contained so much passion, pain, and soul, the best way to experience her work is to just sit back and take it all in. Featuring her 2003 debut, Frank
, as well as her R&B-charged 2006 follow-up Back to Black
and the 2011 B-sides compilation Lioness: Hidden Treasures
, The Album Collection
provides the opportunity to do just that, packaging the singer's studio work into a neat little box set that gives you everything you need to take a journey through her discography. As the set is basically the three individual releases bundled together, there isn't anything in the way of detailed liner notes or bonus material to make this an essential purchase for die-hard Winehouse fans, but if you're arriving unfortunately late to the party, this set has everything you'll need to get up to speed.