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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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Lily And Blondie Do Today

In addition to reprinting Lily’s MySpace blog posts, we’ve done our best to keep up with Ms. Allen’s tour exploits, which have included constant covers
Stereogum | May 25, 2007 - 11:34 am
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What Kind Of Guys Can Get Lily Allen?

Probably the best Lily interview ever. She talks a bit about the “chick with a dick” thing and the resulting liposuction solicitation via MySpace, doe…
Stereogum | May 18, 2007 - 3:44 pm
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Lily’s Current Mood: Better

Cheeky as she is, some of you were tempted into thinking Lil was taking the piss with her last MySpace blast. But her lips don't…
Stereogum | May 15, 2007 - 2:02 pm
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Lily Allen’s Blog Is A Plea For Help, Liposuction Location Suggestions

The most extreme example of the species of MySpace-savvy artists discussed in that NYT Mag article is our dear Lily, and as if on cue,…
Stereogum | May 14, 2007 - 11:51 am
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Coachella: Saturday Night At The Sahara Tent

After !!!, we had no choice but to seek out the dance. And, inadvertently, we stumbled into the craziest "scene" we've seen all weekend. The…
Stereogum | April 29, 2007 - 7:43 pm
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What Lily Likes

Those MySpace blog posts not offering enough insight into the condition of Lily’s psyche? P4K is there to help, taking advantage of Ms. Allen’s newfound
Stereogum | April 25, 2007 - 2:28 pm
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Lily Allen Cancels US Tour Stops, Doesn’t Blog About It

Of course that's not true. Suppose it would be more newsworthy if in fact she didn't take to MySpace to explain it away, but Lily'…
Stereogum | April 16, 2007 - 7:10 pm
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Lily Allen Is A Sore Victim

So there’s this song circling UK radio which satirizes the hipster nightlife elite called “LDN Is A Victim,” a quick hit in the vein of…
Stereogum | April 10, 2007 - 3:40 pm
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Lily Allen Covers Blondie

In a bleak MySpace post, Lily said “It’s the songs. I’m bored.” We’re not surprised. Tix are still on sale for her set as “the…
Stereogum | March 30, 2007 - 4:04 pm
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A Deodorant Spot That’s Sure To Knock ‘Em Out

Lily Allen shilling for Sure? Not quite. The cheeky folks at ad agency Lowe Worldwide are using “Knock ‘Em Out”‘s infectious Professor Longhair sample for…
Stereogum | March 21, 2007 - 9:27 am
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New Lily Allen Video – “Smile” (Simlish Version)

What do Pussycat Dolls, Depeche Mode, Black Eyed Peas and Lily Allen have in common? That's right, they've all recorded a song in Simlish. You…
Stereogum | March 8, 2007 - 11:18 am
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Lily Tackles BRIT Politics

Winners were announced for the 2007 BRIT Awards, and despite the media and MySpace love, field-leading nominee Lily Allen (with 4 nods) went home empty…
Stereogum | February 15, 2007 - 11:51 am
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Lily Allen Talks “It”

Ahh, the customary right of passage for every girl-of-the-moment: Talk trash on “It” girls past. TeenPeople.com put Lily to the test. TeenPeople.com: You’ve been labeled…
Stereogum | February 8, 2007 - 8:36 am
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New Lily Allen Video – “Alfie” (And SNL Behind The Scenes)

Lily Allen’s music reminds us of last summer, so braving the cold to 30 Rock was a no brainer. YES, we just returned from the…
Stereogum | February 3, 2007 - 11:12 pm
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Lily’s Pick For Most Overrated Pop Star

Everybody’s-MySpace-friend Lily Allen is on the verge of a US invasion, beginning with a 2/3 performance on SNL and followed by a string of big…
Stereogum | January 25, 2007 - 1:34 pm
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2007 BRIT Award Nominations

The British music industry is ready to congratulate itself, yesterday releasing the list of nominations for this year's BRIT Awards. (And the performers list i…
Stereogum | January 17, 2007 - 10:18 am
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Alright, Shill

We know it’s hard to believe, but Lily Allen’s debut hasn’t been released in America yet. (That’ll happen on 1/30.) The singer is ushering i…
Stereogum | January 11, 2007 - 7:50 pm
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New Lily Allen – “Smile (Version II Revisited)”

Or should we say “New Mark Ronson”? The producer/wedding DJ put together a glockenspiel-and-Motown remix of Lily’s cut for his forthcoming full-length Version. (P4K assume…
Stereogum | January 11, 2007 - 11:41 am
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Lily’s Dog Is Back

And it returned with her cleavage! First Lily posted this distressed missive, but now she writes: I have the best news ever . Maggie May…
Stereogum | January 4, 2007 - 10:20 am
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Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice: 2006 Mashed Up

UPDATE: Since this post was published, we've made MySplice an annual tradition. Listen to and download all editions here. // Do albums matter…
Stereogum | December 13, 2006 - 6:00 pm
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