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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 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 »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2006 - 2:00 pm

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 barrage like a pro. And it seems like every time he steps into the limelight these days it’s for something worth talking about, be it being an ass on Extras,… More »

By: Stereogum / November 28, 2006 - 8:42 am

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 #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 »

By: Stereogum / November 21, 2006 - 9:15 pm


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 want to see Lily Allen holding a beverage in one hand and flashing her boob with the other … don’t take the jump. More »

By: Stereogum / November 17, 2006 - 8:40 am

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, 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 »

By: Stereogum / November 10, 2006 - 2:21 pm

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 from her big-smile-and-shades days, but she works it like MacLaine. More »

By: Stereogum / October 23, 2006 - 4:04 pm


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.

Sam Flanagan – “WaterLily” (The StoneMore »

By: Amrit Singh / October 12, 2006 - 1:57 pm

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 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 »

By: Amrit Singh / October 11, 2006 - 11:53 am

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 congrats to g.clarke555, who won a date with Ms. Allen for $4,212. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 3, 2006 - 12:21 pm

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 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 forMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 28, 2006 - 12:28 pm

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 may or may not have been influences.” I had no idea I liked vintage reggae so much. Thanks Idolator for the tip!

The comp’s called Alright, Steal. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 27, 2006 - 3:24 pm

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 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?

Speaking… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 15, 2006 - 10:56 am

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 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 »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 1, 2006 - 5:26 pm

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 to this band much. Dig the Gnarls cover, but then again, I’ve yet to meet a cover of “Crazy” I don’t like.

So here’s the song that will be… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 18, 2006 - 2:41 pm

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 of shit, but I think they’re all obsessed with that band in a really dangerous way. I get hate mail all the time! I like it. I feel bad for my… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 17, 2006 - 3:35 pm

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 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 »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 14, 2006 - 10:11 am

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. Off to Beirut. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 10, 2006 - 8:25 pm

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. 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 »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 2, 2006 - 1:12 pm
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