It's Not Me, It's You

Lily Allen

It's Not Me, It's You

Mockney singer-songwriter's follow-up to the hugely successful 2007 debut, Alright

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  1. 10.0 |   Observer Music Monthly

    Lily Allen is the perfect pop star for these crumbling times, and this album is the proof.
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  2. 8.0 |   Blender

    Now she’s delivered that rare thing: a grown-up album that’s also incredibly fun.
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  3. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Her voice is at once little girl lost and woman of experience, and her lyrics range from feisty to touchingly romantic, which is what she really is underneath.
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    Songs that are ultra-modern and instantly accessible, fun but never cheesy, experimental but rarely try-hard.
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  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The new songs sound hunted, hard-edged and cloistered, even if they retain some dippy light relief by drawing from show tunes, country and western and Gypsy romping.
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  6. 8.0 |   The Times

    As long as the charm and the tunes remain intact, we’re powerless to resist.
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  7. 7.5 |   Daily Telegraph

    It's Not Me, It's You confirms the darkening of Allen's mood while suggesting she is in fighting form.
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  8. 7.0 |   Clash

    Let’s be totally honest, people: even before record number two, we’re a bit over Lily!
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  9. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    Cements her position as one of this country's most interesting pop stars and proves that she's not some one-hit wonder.
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  10. 7.0 |   Spin

    While there's nothing quite as hugely hooky as Alright singles ""Smile"" and ""lDN,"" the album feels more confidently complete. Lily is still fiery in all the right ways; she's just not getting burned by her own flame.
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  11. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    For all the talk of maturity and 'difficult second album' syndrome, Allen still sounds youthful. There's also a good eye for detail that would doubtless be better recognised were she a male writer.
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  12. 6.6 |   Pitchfork

    Even if the new album can be cheaply on-the-nose and opportunistic at times, it's hard to root against Lily Allen.
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  13. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Allen seems stuck in her own world, a once compassionate individual losing touch with reality. Her once bubbly pop is now a bubble of isolation: still catchy, still funny, still danceable, but uncomfortably solipsistic.
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  14. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Full of disagreeable characters, but ickiest of all isn't the crackhead socialite or the loutish boyfriend or even George W. Bush. It's not them, Lily — it's you.
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  15. 6.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    Co-written and produced by Greg Kurstin, the man who has sprinkled magic studio dust over the work of Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and All Saints.
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  16. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Pop stardom is what she's good at.
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  17. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    The record has it’s moments.
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  18. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    When Lily Allen is at the top of her game, she is the (im)perfect pop star for our times. That this defiant second album is as patchy as it is assured only serves to underline that notion.
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  19. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    Musically, the album's generic, radio-friendly electro pop approach has nothing on the sunshine ska pop of her debut. Instead, all the personality is ploughed into the plain-speaking words, which have the immediate conversational flow of a blog.
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  20. 4.0 |   Uncut

    Lily allen returns with an extended moan about tabloid culture, chemical burn-out, crap shags and societal hypocrisy that she might as well have called This Is Softcore.
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  21. 4.0 |   The Independent

    Lily Allen is repenting for the hard-partying hedonism and in-your-face ubiquity of her early career by showing us her serious side.
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  22. 4.0 |   The List

    A Skinneresque mouthpiece for a shattered generation? Whatevs Lily Allen.
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