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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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Sad Songs Say So Much

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…
Stereogum | December 12, 2006 - 2:00 pm
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Chris Martin Covers The Killers, The Band & Dylan

We have to hand it to Coldplay Chris. Not only does he take a constant beating from people like, well, everybody, but he weathers the…
Stereogum | November 28, 2006 - 8:42 am
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NME Loves Gossip, Doesn’t Care About Kanye West

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…
Stereogum | November 21, 2006 - 9:15 pm
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NSFW

Thanks to Malatron for sending this in yesterday, but it just seemed more like a breakfast-time post. We know it's early, so if you don't…
Stereogum | November 17, 2006 - 8:40 am
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Lily Chanel-len

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,
Stereogum | November 10, 2006 - 2:21 pm
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New Lily Allen Video – “Littlest Things”

Dig on the minimalist, film noir vibe on this clip for Lily’s third single from Alright, Still. The classic glam look is a far cry…
Stereogum | October 23, 2006 - 4:04 pm
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WaterLily

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…
Amrit Singh | October 12, 2006 - 1:57 pm
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Lily Allen @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 10/10/06

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…
Amrit Singh | October 11, 2006 - 11:53 am
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Lily Allen Covers Keane

Check out Lil’s ditzy cover courtesty of BBC2. (Thanks Mike.) Lily Allen – “Everybody’s Changing” (MP3) Tom won’t mind, he’s in rehab. And congrat…
Scott Lapatine | October 3, 2006 - 12:21 pm
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Buy Lily Allen

£2,100.00 is the current asking price for a date with Lily Allen. It’s for charity, of course. (Via Contact Music/P4K.) Here’s the auction description: She?s
Scott Lapatine | September 28, 2006 - 12:28 pm
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Behind The Music: Lily Allen

Lily Allen fans should head to Music Like Dirt for a zip of the original songs sampled on Alright, Still “and a few others that…
Scott Lapatine | September 27, 2006 - 3:24 pm
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Lily Allen, Coming To America?

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 o…
Scott Lapatine | August 15, 2006 - 10:56 am
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The “No Pigeons” Of 2006

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…
Scott Lapatine | August 1, 2006 - 5:26 pm
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Kooks Watercooler

Lily Allen’s haterade got me curious about the Kooks. I know they’re bloody huge across the pond, with two hit singles, but I haven’t listened…
Scott Lapatine | July 18, 2006 - 2:41 pm
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Lily Allen Vs. Indie

UK charttopper Lily Allen tells NME about the outcome of her blog dis of Carl Barat and the Kooks. “Libertines fans gave me a lot…
Scott Lapatine | July 17, 2006 - 3:35 pm
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Lily Allen, Hot Or Not?

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…
Scott Lapatine | July 14, 2006 - 10:11 am
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Lily Allen’s Infectious Sample

For those curious about the “Knock ‘Em Out” piano roll… Professor Longhair – “Big Chief” (MP3 Link Expired) We’re not sick of her quite yet.
Scott Lapatine | May 10, 2006 - 8:25 pm
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Band To Watch: Lily Allen

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.
Scott Lapatine | May 2, 2006 - 1:12 pm
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