Lily Allen – Alright, Still

19 05 2010

Listened: Tuesday May 18

Lily Allen doesn’t seem like someone I could hang out with, at all. Her image to me is that of an insecure, partying rich kid with questionable taste.

That said, Lily Allen’s lyrics crack me up. A supremely British sense of humo(u)r coupled with a youngster’s knack for uncomfortably accurate bluntness really does it for me. Whether she’s discussing her brother’s weed habit, unattractive men’s unsuccessful advances, or the wonders of her neighbo(u)rhood, which includes a “pimp and his crack whore”, I have a smile on my face.

That said, she can also really poignantly get across things like regret that a relationship is over (Littlest Things).

This was a crazy-good debut album, I must say.



3 responses

24 06 2010
Elastica – Elastica « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] high school and the first thing that hit me was how much this album likely influenced both MIA and Lily Allen. I can easily hear where both of them got elements of their style from Elastica. What also strikes […]

25 08 2010
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[…] though Lily Allen’s first album was pretty strong, I wasn’t expecting much from her second. Apparently I should have […]

6 09 2011
Jamie T – Panic Prevention « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] it grew on me. The tone reminds me of The Streets, the brilliant cheeky brattiness reminds me of Lily Allen (who guests on one of his songs), and the fact that I get it now makes me think I should go listen […]

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