Nokia UK commissioned music and physiology “expert” Dr. Harry Witchel to scientifically determine the world’s saddest, happiest, and most exhilarating songs. (This shouldn’t piss people off.) So, Dr. Smarty Pants, how did you “scientifically” measure sadness? Witchel determined listeners’ “‘tune trigger quotient,’ measuring heart rate, respiratory response and skin temperature to find the saddest, happiest… More »
Go go Gossip girl. Beth Ditto is the first bird to top NME’s annual “Cool List.” The Brit rag’s 2005 countdown placed Alex Turner at #1; the Arctic Monkey’s dropped 31 points (the science behind this is complicated). But don’t feel bad for him. Last year’s third place, Kanye West, is off the list entirely. More »
Let it be known: Karl Lagerfeld is into indie chicks! And he’s so over Lindsay Blohan. We saw Karl’s CD compilation tracklist feature The Pipettes, and we know he’s hot for Chan, but this move seals it. The UK chart-topping princess of MySpace, Ms. Lily Allen, has been identified and secured as the inspiration for… More »
Rolling Stone says that a Stone Roses reunion “is inevitable given the continued failure of their solo careers,” but this is the closest you’ll get to “new” Roses ’til Ian Brown succumbs. Sam Flanagan gives us this mash-up of the Mancunian legends and the recent Hiro heroine.
You’ve seen the promo shot: big smile, big arms in the air, just-a-bit-of tongue, and, don’t forget, some really big shades. Lily Allen, a(nother) UK artist that rode to the top of the pops on the strength of a MySpace profile, was in Chelsea last night for her American concert debut. Well, if you consider… More »
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She?s the hottest female solo artist in the country right now and we?re offering you the opportunity to go backstage at one of her gigs and join the star for… More »
Reader DJ Budgie writes in:For all the hype surrounding Lily Allen, it’s strange that no one has mentioned her show at the Troubadour on October 14 (went on sale last week). It appears to be her first (and only) US show.Hey, good point Budgie! It’s not even on her MySpace. Is anyone going?
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Streets protégé Example delivers a response single to Lily Allen’s charttopping “Smile.” In assuming the persona of Lil’s ex-boyfriend, he raps: “At first you made me smile/It was nice for a while/But then you turned vile.” Libertine loathing Lily responds on her website: “To all who were wondering, he was never my boyfriend. I do… More »
Like the rest of us, Lily Allen never met a MySpace friend she didn’t like.
Now the cockney, Professor Longhair sampler’s got the #1 single in the UK and the requisite NME cover. The Internet buzz has served this Artist To Watch well, especially considering Lil’s full-length debut is only half brilliant (you know… More »
Yes, Stereogum too has been obsessed with Lily Allen. Especially because we know almost nothing about the blogosphere’s newest download darling from across the pond. When ThighsWideShut passed us an MP3 of “Knock ‘Em Out,” we hit play and wondered for a few secs if she was the new Nellie McKay or the new M.I.A. More »