Friday, February 13, 2009

Lily Allen: It's Not Me, It's You

Lily Allen
It's Not Me, It's You
Capitol Records [2009]

Fire Drills Review:

If you remember, Lily Allen was one of the first big discoveries from MySpace back in 2006 and It's Not Me, It's You is her much anticipated follow up to her hit making debut. Being a young artist always lends itself to a much quicker stylistic change, which is the sort of makeover found here with Allen. Vocally she sounds 10 years more mature and musically light years ahead of her debut, which can probably be explained in using producer and artist Greg Kurstin (member of Bird And The Bee) as he dialed down her edginess and morphed her into more pop structure formats. This change may turn off fans from the beginning but for the long haul this style fits Allen and the catchy tracks will carry her forward for sure in the UK and in the US she will still be a wildcard. Regardless of what happens it won't be because of lack of talent because talent is what Lily Allen has.

Key Track: "The Fear"

Band With Similar Fire: Kate Nash

Lily Allen: Alright Still [Fire Note Review 8/2/06]

Offical Lily Allen Website
Lily Allen MySpace

-Reviewed by Sam DaMatta