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Lily Allen Made The Album 2014 Deserved

It took four minutes and 23 seconds for Lily Allen to shed any goodwill she had built up in the five years since her last album dropped, which is impressive. The "Hard Out Here" video was supposed to be many things: a triumphant return, a humorous strike against the blatant sexism of Robin Thicke,… More »

By: David Grossman / December 16, 2014

Lily Allen Explains Why She Snubbed Band Aid 30

Earlier this month, Band Aid released an anti-Ebola charity single of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" featuring contributions from some of the biggest names in music from the UK, including Bono, Sam Smith, Chris Martin, and One Direction. One conspicuously absent name from the guest list for the Paul Epworth-produced track was Lily Allen,… More »

By: James Rettig / November 24, 2014

Download Fryars’ The Boy In The Hood Mixtape Feat. Lily Allen

The London singer/producer Benjamin Garrett, who records as Fryars, has been working on his album Power for a while now. It comes out next month, and we've already posted songs like "Love So Cold," "Cool Like Me," and "Prettiest Ones Fly Highest." But as he's been putting the album together, he's also… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 27, 2014

Lily Allen’s Handcuffs Prank Backfires

Last night, Lily Allen posted a photo to Instagram of her being put in handcuffs outside of Gold Coast Airport in Australia, where she'd be playing Splendour In The Grass. The photo was posted with just the word "#uhoh" and gained more than 7,700 likes. According to The New Zealand Herald, an Australian police… More »

By: James Rettig / July 27, 2014

Lily Allen – “As Long As I Got You” Video

In the intro for her new "As Long As I Got You" video, Lily Allen explains that her trip to the Glastonbury Festival was a special one. The last time she played the festival, she got together with her husband, and now she's got two kids with him. Allen's new album Sheezus is her first… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2014

The Week In Pop: Sia Steps Out Of The Shadows, Sort Of

You've known Sia Furler for a while whether you realize it or not. The Australian singer and songwriter has been hovering around the music industry for nearly two decades. She scored a UK hit with the exceptionally late-'90s-sounding 2000 trip-hop single "Taken For Granted," but the Sneaker-Pimps-meets-Spice-Girls approach didn't fly in the US. Thank… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 3, 2014

Lily Allen – “URL Badman” Video

"URL Badman" is the most curious song on Lily Allen's Sheezus, the one where she calls out basement bloggers who wish they had a job with various media outlets. The Sacred Egg has now directed a video for the song in which Allen struts and grooves while her online assailants are stretched out into… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 2, 2014

Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

Glastonbury, the world's biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of all the performances from the legendary Somerset extravaganza. Below you can watch professionally shot footage of songs from Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Haim, Metallica, MGMT, Parquet Courts, Chvrches,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 28, 2014

The Week In Pop: Presenting The Mid-2014 Pop Superlatives

Seeing as we gave you a mid-year countdown of 2014's best albums so far earlier this week, now seems like a good time to step back and assess the best and worst of what the pop sphere has given us this year. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 19, 2014

Lily Allen’s Shared 11 Unreleased Demos For LOLS

We're barely a month past the release of Sheezus, and Lily Allen has already shared an entire album's worth of new music. Eleven new songs appeared on Allen's SoundCloud this morning with titles such as "I Was Born In The 80s," "YUMMY," and "Wanker!" This follows her recent unofficial World Cup anthem "BassMore »

By: Chris DeVille / June 9, 2014

Lily Allen – “Bass Like Home”

The World Cup kicks off in about a week and a half, which means it's time for another round of hope and anxiety and crushing disappointment for the people of England. And one English lady has taken part in the festivities by recording her own unofficial World Cup anthem. Lily Allen returned recently with her… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2014

Watch Lily Allen On Live With Kelly And Michael

Lily Allen stopped by Live With Kelly And Michael to perform "Our Time," one of the many singles from Sheezus. She also chatted with the hosts after the performance, which mostly consisted of Kelly Ripa fawning over Allen, calling her "delicious" and asking if she's "related to Yeezus." Watch the video below and, if you… More »

By: James Rettig / May 26, 2014

Watch A Stereogum Interview With Lily Allen

I recently stopped by Stereogum's NYC offices to sit down and have a chat with Lily Allen. Given how contentious Allen's relationship to the press has been in the past -- particularly in regards to the varying and often contradictory interpretations of her new album, Sheezus -- I wasn't sure just how amenable Allen would… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / May 22, 2014

Watch Lily Allen As Cupid In Cornetto’s Tennis Love Story

The ice cream company Cornetto is huge in the UK, and for whatever reason, Simon Pegg's comedy movies Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End are known as the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy. Now the company has produced a short film about the unlikely romance between a tennis star and the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 16, 2014

Photos: Lily Allen @ Highline Ballroom, NYC 5/15/14

Last night Lily Allen played her first show in the United States since 2009. The controversy spawned by her new material didn't stop her from selling out the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan, and being hospitalized for food poisoning didn't keep her from delivering a strong performance. We sent our photographer Luis RuizMore »

By: Miles Bowe / May 16, 2014

Watch Lily Allen Play ‘Hard Out Here” On The Tonight Show

Lily Allen is in New York promoting her new album, Sheezus, and tonight she'll play the Highline Ballroom in her first U.S. show in five years. Yesterday morning she stopped by Today to perform "Our Time," and last night she came to The Tonight Show to play the edgier (and far more controversial)… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 15, 2014

Game Of Thrones Offered Lily Allen A Role Entailing Real Life Incest

Lily Allen's younger brother plays Theon Greyjoy, the sniveling and scheming and now deeply traumatized onetime heir to the Iron Islands, on Game Of Thrones. On the show, there was a scene two seasons ago where Greyjoy relentlessly hit on his younger sister, the warrior princess Yara, before realizing who she was. (There also… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2014

Watch Lily Allen On The Today Show

Lily Allen stopped by The Today Show this morning to drum up attention for Sheezus and her upcoming US tour. After a brief interview about Kanye West and her five-year hiatus to start a family, she stepped to the mic to perform "Our Time." Watch below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 14, 2014

The Week In Pop: John Legend Reaches Peak Normalcy

Is he really a legend or isn't he? There's no doubt John Legend is a music industry power-player, the kind of safe yet pliable talent who moves in many circles, who appeals to many demographics, who's such a lock to appear at the Grammys every year that he inspired this genius tweet from our ow… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 8, 2014

The Week In Pop: Leave Lily Allen Alone

First off, whatever Lily Allen might tweet at you, "Hard Out Here" is not rubbish. "Air Balloon" and "L8 CMMR," sure, if "pleasantly inconsequential" passes for rubbish these days. "Our Time," maybe, in that it lacks Allen's usual punch. But "Hard Out Here," the first song Allen released from the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 1, 2014
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