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May 15, 2014

It's been five years since Lily Allen's last album, a period in which the U.K. pop diva got married and had kids. But fear not – she's still the same firecracker who turned heads in the mid-'00s with eclectic, post-hip-hop tunes and bullshit-slaying...

Song Review

"Our Time"

March 20, 2014

The handful of tracks that Allen has released off her upcoming Sheezus so far have set online comment sections ablaze with accusations of racism, sexism and general tastelessness. This swaying girls-night anthem should take some of the heat off: There's...

Album Review

Alright, Still

January 22, 2007

When you first left me, I was wanting more/But you were fucking that girl next door. With these gentle words, Lily Allen entered the breakup-song hall of fame, singing "Smile" to her ex with a breezy sha-la-la lilt that just made the song seem even nastier....

Album Review

It's Not Me, It's You

February 4, 2009

Lily Allen isn't just a pop star. She's a genre. Allen's fizzy, fiercely attitudinal 2007 debut, Alright, Still, sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide, made the 23-year-old Londoner one of Britain's tabloid fixtures and spawned an industry of Lily...