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Review: “It’s Not Me, It’s You,” Lily Allen

Posted in Review with tags , , , on February 16, 2009 by 30daysout

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There are a number of things you can decipher from listening to British poptart Lily Allen’s sophomore album, It’s Not Me, It’s You…1) she’s horny, 2) she hates everyone, 3) she’s extremely talented and witty and 4) she’s put out a great CD with catchy melodies and biting lyrics.

Allen can’t figure out why people have sexual hangups on “Everyone’s At It,” she finds the perfect guy who “never makes her scream” in the sack on the country-esque “Not Fair,” she talks about how society tells women if they’re not married by age 30 their life is over in “22,” and she graphically drops a dude then uses him when she needs to get laid on the appropriately titled “Never Gonna Happen.” While all those are great, the best track is simply titled “F**k You.”  It starts off with an innocent piano part reminiscent of The Carpenters smash “Close to You” then proceeds to utter the kissoff chorus over a melody you might hear in a children’s song.  Classic.

I thought Lily Allen was just another annoying British singer who liked to cause trouble to get attention (see Pete Doherty).  However, after listening to It’s Not Me, It’s You I have changed my mind.  She’s a talented singer songwriter and this is an excellent disc, especially if you like to hear a female sing the word f**k.

MP3: “F**k You”

Lily Allen official website

Stream entire album for free at Spinner.com