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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 album we later learned would… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 1, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Titus Andronicus’ Patrick Stickles Defends Lily Allen, Condemns Courtney Love

Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles is an intense and outspoken individual in person, as I found out when I wrote this feature about him. But there's a distinct possibility that he's even more intense and outspoken when he's sitting at his phone or his laptop. He can be a weird Twitter follow, and in the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2014 - 11:48 am

Stream Lily Allen Sheezus

Lily Allen took an extended break to have kids after releasing her last album, 2009's It's Not Me, It's You. And since she suddenly reemerged late last year, she's been at the center of one goofy public controversy after another. But Sheezus's Allen's first new album in five years, has pop songs, and it ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 28, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Lily Allen Can’t Catch A Break

When she made her big return late last year with her possibly-feminist/possibly-fetishistic "Hard Out Here" video, Lily Allen immediately found herself at the center of internet controversy, defending her video almost as soon as it went up online. More recently, she found herself agreeing with a fan on Twitter who'd called her new singles "rubbish."… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 28, 2014 - 11:10 am

Lily Allen – “Sheezus” Video

Here's the video for the new Lily Allen song we heard earlier today, the title track (and opener) from her forthcoming third album Sheezus. Apparently this is not one of the rubbish songs that have been serviced to radio, but the singer's preferred choice for a single. She talked to Rolling Stone about its provocative… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 22, 2014 - 8:24 pm

Lily Allen – “Sheezus”

Lily Allen nabbed the award for Best Album Title Of 2014 when she announced her new record would be called Sheezus, and now, the album's title track has been released. The song sounds nothing like anything on Yeezus, sadly (though not exactly shockingly). On the chorus, Allen runs down a list of pop's biggest wome… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 22, 2014 - 4:18 pm

The Week In Pop: 5 Seconds Of Summer And The Evolution Of Pop-Punk Boy Bands

"She looks so perfect standing there/ In my American Apparel underwear" is the new "I like girls who wear Abercrombie & Fitch." Fifteen years ago, at the height of boy-band mania, America was bombarded by LFO's "Summer Girls," in which bros with magnificently sculpted haircuts and bodacious bods sing-rapped clumsy couplets between harmonious refrains about… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 17, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Watch Lily Allen Play Her Sheezus Singles Live For The First Time

The Lily Allen comeback is happening, whether Lily herself wants it or not. On Tuesday night, she performed at London's Royal Albert Hall as part of a benefit for the UK children's charity Coram. And during the show, she sang a few of the singles from her forthcoming LP Sheezus live for the first time,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Watch Lily Allen Rehearse For Her First Tour In Four Years

"I think 2010's probably my last gig?" Lily Allen hasn't played a show in a while and she knows it. But that's all about to change as she gears up for her first tour in four years, this time to support her awesomely titled new album Sheezus. More »

By: Sam Behrens / March 28, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Lily Allen – “Our Time” Video + Sheezus Details

This spring, Lily Alen returns with the cheekily titled Sheezus, her first album in five years. And after sharing the videos for her singles "Hard Out Here" and "Air Balloon," she's finally letting us know the salient details about the album, including the frankly badass cover art you see above. (Allen's cover of Keane's "SomewhereMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 10, 2014 - 8:52 am

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of February 2014: True Detective, The Americans, Guardians Of The Galaxy, & More

Last month, I lead into this saying how January has a bad reputation for new movies. But it's really February that's the wasteland, where we're expected to survive on the fumes of the last glut of strong Oscar contenders that saw limited release in December and trickled out in January, and the consistent buzz burbling… More »

By: Ryan Leas / February 27, 2014 - 1:53 pm

Lily Allen Titles New Album Sheezus

Lily Allen is in the eyebrow-raising business as much as the hit-making business -- she's great at both, as exemplified by "Hard Out Here" and the controversy that followed in its wake -- and her work has always been a postmodern commentary on pop music as much as pop music itself. So it makes perfect… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 21, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Lily Allen – “L8 CMMR” Lyric Video

Old-school gaming graphics seem to be making a comeback. First there was Flappy Bird (R.I.P.) and now it's Lily Allen's new lyric video for "L8 CMMR." The colorful and pixelated video simulates various classic video games played by a Lily-like avatar, lyrics splattered in bright bubble letters throughout each scene. Watch the lyric video below. More »

By: Taylor Law / February 17, 2014 - 12:12 pm

Lily Allen – “Air Balloon” Video

In Lily Allen's new video for her bubbly new single "Air Balloon," she dresses like a 1997-era candy raver and hangs out with a zebra, a cheetah, and a swarm of CGI butterflies. She also goes into space. I have no idea what any of it means, but it's fun, and it seems unlikely to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 7, 2014 - 9:30 am

Lily Allen – “L8 CMMR”

After "Hard Out Here" and "Air Balloon," the Lily Allen comeback marches on. Along with people like Jenny Lewis, Cat Power, and Miguel, Allen has contributed a new song to the soundtrack of the third season of HBO's Girls. Allen tells Rolling Stone that she had a simple reason for contributing the song: "I think… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Lily Allen & Louis Eliot – “Shelter You” (Tarka Cordell Cover)

The late Tarka Cordell left behind a vast library of songs when he committed suicide in 2008, a body of work that counts many well-known musicians. A bunch of those famous Cordell fans including Evan Dando, Citizen Cope, and Lily Allen have covered his songs for a new compilation called Tarka & Friends: Life. Below,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 31, 2014 - 5:53 pm

Lily Allen – “Air Balloon”

Last month, the back-from-maternity-leave Lily Allen scored a UK #1 with her cover of Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" and started a shitload of arguments with her attempted feminist anthem "Hard Out Here." Today, she drops another new single, and it's the closest that the resurgent Allen has come to the cheeky, tossed-off sparkle-pop of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2014 - 8:49 am

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we're looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

The 10 Dumbest Azealia Banks Beefs Of 2013

There's no better example of unrealized potential than Azealia Banks. It's been over two years since "212" dropped and we're still not sure when (or if) her oft-delayed debut album will ever be released. It's frustrating to see a young artist prioritize petty feuds over making music, and it's especially frustrating because I like Azealia'… More »

By: James Rettig / December 20, 2013 - 3:57 pm

Watch Lily Allen Perform With Chris Martin At Under 1 Roof Benefit

Canny consumers of '90s pop-country know an ascendant Tim McGraw once released a song called "It Doesn't Get Any Countrier Than This." Coldplay's Under 1 Roof concert benefitting the charity Kids Company might be the diametrical opposite of that sentiment: It doesn't get any more British than this. Besides Chris Martin and company, the lineu… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 20, 2013 - 9:59 am
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