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|1. Everyone’s At It|
|2. The Fear|
|3. Not Fair|
|5. I Could Say|
|6. Back To The Start|
|7. Never Gonna Happen|
|8. Fuck You|
|9. Who’d Have Known|
|12. He Wasn’t There|
Pop sensation. Fashion designer. Political activist. Mouthy blogshite. X-rated sexpert. Fall-down drunk. WAG-tagoniser. Queen of MySpace. Exhibitionist. Primadonna. Style icon. Celebrity girlfriend. Celebrity daughter. Paparazzi prey. Party starter. Princess. Lily Allen has been called all these things, and much, much more - sometimes with justification, often without. Coming off of the heels her critically acclaimed certified gold debut Alright Still… selling in excess of 60,000 units in Canada, and struck hits with “Smile”, “LDN” and “Alfie”. Lyrically, It’s Not Me, It’s You is both a continuation of the preoccupations of “Alright, Still”, as well as a stiletto-heeled leap forward. The forensic, affecting, often very funny examinations of relationships and sexual politics are still there - and joyously so – but bigger themes are also tackled. It’s Not Me, It’s You is unmistakably Her: bracing home truths and pungent social commentary delivered in the voice of an angel. It’s a potent combination. It could only be Lily Allen.
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With her gritty accent, Lilli sounds like the smarter version of a Spice Girl having all grown up. All the tracks are pure pop music brilliantly fashioned to be shrewd.
Tracks such as "Everyone's At It", "Not Fair", and "The Fear" are wonderfully crafted songs easily playable in ten years from now and will sound as fresh due in part to their lyrical content.
Allen is not known for being one to mince her words; she does get her viewpoint across to the public while presenting the message wrapped up within palatable melody lines.
Very much worth purchasing!
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There are a couple of things to remember while listening to Lily Allen. She is not really a 'singer' in the true sense of the word. She sort of lazily recites words, almost reading them off a page, but her quaint intonation gives them great depth (I am reminded here of Nellie McKay and her epic double-CD "Get Away from Me"). She has this very British quality that brings to mind Leona Naess, and to a lesser extent Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes.
But its on the melodies and the lyrics that Lily really shines. Her own little view of the world, and primarily of her own self-worth is brought out beautifully through the course of the album - which also works as a 'concept' album in many ways. "The Fear" refers to various things - one could relate the lyrics to consumerism and politics and it would still make sense - but she brings down the house with her quiet burner "Chinese", which is essentially about staying in and eating food, but she spins it as some sort of allegorical tale.
What I especially respect about this album and its production is the fact that you can hear Lily enunciate every word clearly, rendering a lyrics sheet redundant. This is especially rare. The only other performer like this is Fiona Apple, and to a lesser extent Suzanne Vega, but Lily is clearly master of the medium. How great to listen to a song and 'get' every word. A rarity in this day and age of overproduced albums.
This CD is testament that though the UK can produce some truly mass-market nonsense, such as Leona Lewis or Westlife, they can also churn out some truly innovative and groundbreaking artists such as Lily Allen. The only comparable act to her right now in Britain is Girls Aloud, and thats a mighty tall compliment.
An intelligent, beautiful and thought-provoking album.
Hilights: Everyone's At It, The Fear, Not Fair, Never Gonna Happen, F*** You, Chinese
Lily Allen is back, and still shameless. "It's Not Me, It's You" is a brilliant sophomore record that combines silly romantics and societal views with her usual brutal honesty and cynicism. While upbeat, fun, and slightly intoxicating, Allen's focus has shifted into a bit of broader and more serious thinking (as evident in the album's opening track, "Everyone's At It"). Still, she could care less what anybody thinks. "F*** You" is a whimsical biggot basher and "Chinese" is just too cute! Fans of her first album should eat this right up.
"It's Not Me, It's You" (12 tracks; 43 min.) starts of with a riveting "Everyone's At It" (my favorite song on the album, actually). It is followed by an equally great "The Fear" (1st UK single), and "Not Fair" (2nd UK single, not an obvious choice from my perspective as there are other stronger tracks). Other highlights include a rocking "Never Gonna Happen" (which sounds like another single to me), "Who'd Have Known" (one of the few pensive tunes on the album, but quite beautiful actually), and the closer "He Wasn't There".
In all, this is a great album, and at 43 min. it clips along in no time. Lily Allen surely is not a one-album wonder, if anyone had such thoughts after her debut album. Highly recommended!