Lily Allen

Ok, so I know that Lily Allen isn’t exactly “fresh” to the music scene and some of you may have already heard about her, but what you probably haven’t heard yet is me talking about her.  So for this, you are welcome.  She’s actually been around for a while, and her debut album, Alright, Still, was voted/nominated for all sorts of crazy British awards in 2006.   It was a great album.  But contrary to what you may have heard in the previous sentence, it wasn’t her greatest album to-date.  But more on that in a second.

What first got my musical engine revving (does that sound dirty?)  was a song I heard with Mark Ronson and Lily Allen that was, at the time, a blind moment where you think you recognize the person’s voice, but can’t quite place it.  Like watching a Pixar movie and assuming the main character’s voice is always John Goodman (which would actually be a pretty safe assumption.)  But honestly, the song is super-funky and Lily Allen is the perfect voice for the vibe.  It’s a pretty jaw-some song (where have I heard that before?)

I’m sure if you’re familiar with Lily Allen, you’re familiar with her most recent single, “The Fear“, from her second album It’s Not Me, It’s You.  This song led me to go ahead and listen to the whole album and I have to say, I’m thoroughly impressed.  She takes you through a circus of musical flavors as the album progresses where you find overtones of all sorts of different music; a veritable mix of dance and pop with some hints of traditional music.  Kind of a weird combination I know, but it definitely works well.

One might also make note of the parental advisory label on the cover of the album, but then again one might also mention the parental advisory labels on more than a handful of new albums.   I guess we can conclude that if you like to dance, sing and curse, this album is for you.

Are you digging Lily Allen? Then you’ll love Mieka Pauley!

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Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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