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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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Watch Lily Allen Learn To Twerk In The “Hard Out Here” Video Making-Of

Earlier this month, Lily Allen returned with a video for "Hard Out Here," her first new single in years. The clip attempted (clumsily, I thought)…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2013 - 12:31 pm
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Lily Allen Responds To Accusations Of Racism In “Hard Out Here” Video

Lily Allen's "Hard Out Here" video is designed as a satire of objectifying music video cliches, but almost as soon as the clip premiered yesterday…
Chris DeVille | November 13, 2013 - 3:21 pm
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Lily Allen – “Hard Out Here” Video

Lily Allen back! The awesomely sneery British pop singer left the game for a few years and had new kids, but she's primed to make…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2013 - 12:47 pm
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Hear Lily Allen Cover Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” For A John Lewis Commercial

The great tough-chick British pop singer Lily Allen released her second album It's Not Me, It's You in 2009, and then she pretty much entirely…
Tom Breihan | November 8, 2013 - 9:48 am
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Watch Lily Allen Sing “Smile” At A Paris Fashion Show

Onetime British pop brat-queen Lily Allen has been away from the stage for a couple of years, but earlier this week she gave her first…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2013 - 2:24 pm
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T-Pain – “5 O’Clock” (Feat. Lily Allen & Wiz Khalifa) Video

The latest single from robo-R&B star T-Pain features a slightly unlikely sample: Lily Allen's It's Not Me, It's You track "Who'd Have Known." In fact,…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2011 - 5:26 pm
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Lily Allen’s Pregnant

The 25-year-old is expecting her first child with boyfriend Sam Cooper. She announced she was retiring from performing and would maybe write songs for other…
jessica | August 5, 2010 - 12:15 pm

Winners Florence Welch, Dizzee Rascal Perform Together At 2010 Brit Awards

London hosted the BRIT Awards last night, which offered some nice firsts: Lily Allen won her first award as Best British Female Solo Act and…
jessica | February 17, 2010 - 11:56 am
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Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 4: 2009 Mashed Up

There could not have been a more apt ID3 than that of Freelance Hellraiser's "Stroke Of Genius," the MP3 that launched this decade's most fitting…
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2009 - 10:59 am
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The 14 Best Band Beefs Of 2009

Maybe it was these tough economic times -- the sinking music industry, everyone downloading shit for free, rising unemployment. Or perhaps folks just are getting…
brandon | December 18, 2009 - 6:58 pm
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2009 Q Award Winners

Muse won “Best Act In The World Today” at last night’s Q Awards, so you may not want to pay attention to what else went…
brandon | October 27, 2009 - 9:19 am

Lily Allen – “Who’d Have Known”

You might remember when, last September at London's GQ Man Of The Year Honors show, Lily was tipsy and got into a barb-throwing spat with…
Amrit Singh | October 19, 2009 - 9:17 am
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Lily Allen Gets Big Pink Remix, Calls Out Ed O’Brien

London duo the Big Pink recently offered some of A Brief History Of Love's dusky electronic post-new romantic magic to Allen's "22," a song that…
brandon | September 15, 2009 - 5:08 pm
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New Lily Allen Video – “22”

In this clip, Lily Allen at 22 is a cute girl with perfect hair and fantastic lipstick application technique that any guy would hit o…
Amrit Singh | July 13, 2009 - 9:05 am
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Glastonbury 2009: Blur Make Triumphant Return, Everyone Covers MJ

Aside from some heavy rains on Thursday and some quick showers Sunday, the throngs at Worthy Farm this year enjoyed some of the best weather…
Amrit Singh | June 29, 2009 - 9:08 am
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New Lily Allen Video – “Fuck You”

You first heard her anti-homophobia anthem as (the ostensibly George W-referencing) "Guess Who Batman?," but when the song resurfaced on It's Not Me, It's You,…
brandon | June 22, 2009 - 1:41 pm
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New Lily Allen – “Why”

"Why" is an It's Not Me, It's You b-side. It is also Lily at her most vulnerable, aww. She could be a better person, maybe…
Amrit Singh | May 11, 2009 - 10:29 am
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New Lily Allen Video – “Not Fair”

I've always found Lily's briticisms (e.g., "on a blag," "get a Chinese," etc.) even more charming than her potty mouth, so it's fun to see…
Scott Lapatine | March 21, 2009 - 5:24 pm
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Lily Allen Brings “The Fear” to The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

As noted after Lily's stop at Bowery Ballroom last week, a good chunk of It's Not Me, It's You is given over to directly textual,…
Amrit Singh | February 17, 2009 - 1:57 pm
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Lily Allen/Matt & Kim @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 2/10/09

When you think about it, these MySpace Secret Shows really reached their logical conclusion last night. You can just shut it down now. A few…
Amrit Singh | February 11, 2009 - 10:12 am
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