New Amy Winehouse album released

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  • 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures' is Amy Winehouse's third album
  • It's a mix of unreleased tracks, covers, alternate versions
  • Winehouse's dad says it was difficult listening to the album
New Amy Winehouse album released

Amy Winehouse's third album "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" drops tomorrow in the U.S. (you can pre-order it now on iTunes or Amazon.com). The posthumous album is a mix of previously unreleased tracks, covers and alternate versions of existing tunes.

The late singer's dad had to give his stamp of approval and says it was difficult listening to the tracks.

"The first two songs were very emotional," Mitch Winehouse told BBC Radio 5 Live. "We calmed down a little bit and then we realized what a beautiful album it actually is."

So what do critics think? Here’s a roundup of reviews:

New York Times: "Had she survived, Winehouse might have had new insights into private turmoil, and a voice with eloquent scars. ‘Lioness’ is just the scraps of what might have been."

The Independent calls the album "a rag-bag of bits and bobs from the vaults, spanning her career."

The Guardian: "Ultimately, 'Lioness' is a flawed memorial for a flawed star, whose churning guts were every bit as defining as her distinctive voice."

USA Today calls it "a heart-rending portrait of a young artist's rise and decline -- and a better advertisement for clean living than any anti-drug propaganda you've likely come across."

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