LILY ALLEN- IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU

February 3, 2009 by Clark 

The tabloids’ favourite Little Miss Smarmy is back with another album of twee pop and knowing lyrics. In the middle of all the news stories about her, it can be easy to forget that she sings for a living, and doesn’t just flop around in front of cameras in a bid to make sure people don’t forget her single gormless expression.

Anyway, the girl who found fame via her Myspace page is back, whether you like it or not.

On this new album, her sugary vocals are again wrapped around lyrics that will make fans giggle into their ringtones and ex boyfriends looking up the number of their solicitor. It is more of the same, but a little less so. It seems that the past 2 years of media attention have taken their toll on Allen’s musical prowess, leaving these songs somewhat lacking in direction.

Where her first album was a lesson in singalong, nursery rhyme pop with cutting lyrics that bordered on the intelligent, the wit is turned down a notch here.

Single ‘The Fear’ is a standout, but that’s mainly because most other tracks sound like lesser versions of it. The edge that her debut had, the samples and the dirt, have been smoothed out and have left the music dangerously close to the sort of thing you would hear on a Sunday morning in B&Q.

It will sell by the truckload, but it will be downloaded even more. I bet there’s a song in that somewhere.

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