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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, a… More »

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. Thanks i… More »

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 »

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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" passe…
Chris DeVille | May 1, 2014 - 4:59 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2014 - 11:48 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2014 - 5:05 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2014 - 11:10 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | April 22, 2014 - 8:24 pm
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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'…
Michael Nelson | April 22, 2014 - 4:18 pm
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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,…
Chris DeVille | April 17, 2014 - 4:59 pm
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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…
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…
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
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…
Ryan Leas | February 27, 2014 - 1:53 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | February 21, 2014 - 12:40 pm
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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
Taylor Law | February 17, 2014 - 12:12 pm
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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,…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2014 - 9:30 am
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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 ha…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2014 - 12:49 pm
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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-know…
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 argument…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2014 - 8:49 am
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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.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am
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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…
James Rettig | December 20, 2013 - 3:57 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | December 20, 2013 - 9:59 am
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