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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 in… 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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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

Stream The New Lily Allen

Lily Allen’s sophomore effort It’s Not Me, It’s You is streaming at MySpace, the pop star’s blog platform of choice. Have a listen while you…
Scott Lapatine | February 3, 2009 - 12:15 pm

Lily Allen @ KOKO, London 1/28/09

Lily Allen's It's Not Me, It's You has a more electro-pop vibe than her ska-sampling breakthrough Alright, Still, but thematically not much has changed. The…
Scott Lapatine | January 29, 2009 - 12:08 pm

Lily Allen Debuts New Material In Unplugged Radio Session

Ms. Allen gave us her (and Mick Jones's) take on "Straight To Hell" last week, but the Clash cover won't appear on her upcoming full-length…
brandon | January 28, 2009 - 11:23 am

Lily Allen Covers The Clash Song “Paper Planes” Sampled

Or, in words your parents will understand: Lily Allen did a cover of the Clash's "Straight To Hell" with the original's co-writer Mick Jones, no…
brandon | January 20, 2009 - 1:52 pm

TV On The Radio, Hot Chip, Beck Show Some Cover Love For The New War Child Compilation

Lots of artists you enjoy are covering lots of other artists you enjoy for another tribute album organized by and benefitting War Child, the "network…
Amrit Singh | January 12, 2009 - 4:55 pm

Lily Allen It’s Not Me, It’s You Preview

On Friday we included Lily Allen's second studio album It's Not Me, It's You in the list of The 20 Albums We're Most Excited To
brandon | December 22, 2008 - 9:42 am

The 20 Albums We’re Most Excited To Hear In 2009

There a few more days of pretending to look busy at work ahead, but as far as our iTunes are concerned 2009 can't get here…
Amrit Singh | December 18, 2008 - 5:06 pm

Lily Allen Covers “Womanizer”

Did you watch Britney Spears' For The Record "documentary" a few weeks ago? The pop star came off sad and confused like a character in…
Scott Lapatine | December 13, 2008 - 8:31 pm

Lily Allen’s It’s Not Me, It’s You Album Art

The video for "The Fear" -- Lily's first single from this new set of tunes out next year -- took us into her trailer, unexpectedly…
Amrit Singh | December 9, 2008 - 10:00 am

New Lily Allen Video – “The Fear”

On Monday we heard "The Fear," from Lily Allen's forthcoming It's Not Me, It's You. As mentioned, it was an updated, retouched version of an
brandon | December 4, 2008 - 1:07 pm

New Lily Allen – “The Fear”

Lately Lily's been making news more for music than bloggerrhea: collabing with Kaiser Chiefs, turning out bits from her forthcoming It's Not Me, It's You,…
Amrit Singh | December 1, 2008 - 12:59 pm

New Lily Allen – “Everyone’s At It”

Tired of partying until sunlight, honorary Kaiser Chief Lily Allen wants to know when "we will tire of putting shit up our noses." "Everyone's At…
brandon | October 23, 2008 - 3:26 pm

New Kaiser Chiefs (Feat. Lily Allen) – “Always Happens Like That”

Last week Amrit let you know that the Kaiser Chiefs, who taught us to never miss a beat, were playing "Spanish Metal," but not of…
brandon | October 6, 2008 - 9:39 am

Lily Allen Sets An Album Release Date

Not just an album, though. This will be an album with integrity! She writes: “I am trying really hard to do this album with integrity…
Amrit Singh | September 16, 2008 - 11:19 am

New Lily Allen – “Who’d Of Known”

Lily Allen posted a new song on her MySpace last night. She mentions the chorus is ripped from the English boy band Take That, that…
brandon | July 14, 2008 - 9:28 am

New Lily Allen – “Guess Who Batman?”

The title to this Lil snippet may have you start asking WHY SO SERIOUS?, but really Lily’s tackling narrowminded and homophobic politicians, with a healthy…
Amrit Singh | June 23, 2008 - 9:52 am

Lily Allen And Perez Hilton Fight Over Katy Perry

The other day we gave you Lily Allen's day in the life, which involved pink hair, hamburgers, paparazzi and her lunch date's cleavage. Today there…
brandon | June 13, 2008 - 12:11 pm

Lily Allen: A Day In The Life

Not Macca style, unfortunately. But still, fun! Lil often uses her blog as a portal to her brain via textual whoaversharing, but this photospread (with…
Amrit Singh | June 11, 2008 - 6:12 pm

Lily Allen Addresses Those Topless Photos, Digs ScarJo, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver

Lil went blonde. Then she went topless. Over at her blog, she has an entry that talks about those NSFW photos as well as her…
brandon | May 23, 2008 - 2:36 pm