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


3.0
good

Review

by pizzamachine USER (211 Reviews)
November 12th, 2010 | 22 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Floccinaucinihilipilification aside, this is an alright album.

Whence contorting my tympanic membrane to honorificabilitudinitatibus, I suddenly experienced the mind-numbing vexation of incessant conflict. On one hand, the songs were well-written and catchy, but on the other hand, my excitement did avast. To be honest, Lily Allen’s vocal style bored me. This does not mean that her personality is boring (many consider her to be quite the shmuck, and also a sleveen colleen). Instead, it denotes the lack of emotion in her performance, and consequently, the listener is never verklempt. This is especially problematic during live performances since she often appears uninterested in singing. Her vocal style is a direct representation of her shallow personality, and while it is commendable to remain true to herself, it ultimately blow’s the potential of the album to brackish smithereens of poppycock.

Often, synthpop artists of this day and age are uninspired, and also horribly identical. Lily Allen, however, has chutzpah and takes the throw-away beats and blatant catchy-factor of synthpop, and still leaves room for growth. As far as experimentation goes, a shtick is prevalent throughout, and that theme is of an old western. Banjos and piano interludes will occasionally pop in, providing a shtickle break from monotony. Also thrown in are bits of ska, polka, and other random influences. True, the narrischkeit could have been implemented more thoroughly and less politely, but it still keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Overall, this album is difficult to simply braze over and then buy plane tickets to Mamungkukumpurangkuntjunya Hill. It includes the cute electronics of synthpop, the pitch-perfect vocal performance of Lily Allen, and even some interesting ideas. It does not matter what mood you are in at the time, because the music will always vang. Once you’ve heard Lily’s vocals layered in this intensely catchy album, you will understand the appeal of it. Although “It’s Not Me, It’s You” may not always do what it sets out to do, there are enough enjoyable moments to make this album worthwhile to listen to on occasion.

Recommended Songs:
- The Fear
- It’s Not Fair
- Go Back To The Start
- Never Gonna Happen
- Fuck You



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Comments:Add a Comment 
robertsona
Staff Reviewer
November 12th 2010


15083 Comments


what

pizzamachine
November 12th 2010


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Exactly. Silly review for silly album.

ShadowRemains
November 12th 2010


21644 Comments


wtf

MassiveAttack
November 12th 2010


2688 Comments


PIZZZZA

pizzamachine
November 12th 2010


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Ahoy there Massive!

MassiveAttack
November 12th 2010


2688 Comments


Think I'll order some pizza after I'm done with my homeworks.

pizzamachine
November 12th 2010


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

What kind?

Gyromania
November 12th 2010


16089 Comments


lmao. I don't know what the hell I just read, but I'd be lying if I said it wasn't amusing. Pos'd.

pizzamachine
November 12th 2010


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Cheers!

bloc
November 12th 2010


35024 Comments


First sentence is a boss

MassiveAttack
November 12th 2010


2688 Comments


Cajun crust pepperoni and green peppers?

pizzamachine
November 12th 2010


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Sounds good.

AtavanHalen
November 12th 2010


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Review is quite antidisestablishmentarianist

Jethro42
November 12th 2010


12638 Comments


J'allais le dire^

JWT155
November 12th 2010


9358 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album pleasantly surprised me, love the witty lyrics.

Counterfeit
November 12th 2010


17819 Comments


Floccinaucinihilipilification wut

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
November 12th 2010


24098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

antidisestablishmentarianist


Album rules

Digging: Mitski - bury me at makeout creek

Xenophanes
Emeritus
November 12th 2010


10666 Comments


Oh you and your summaries
....pos

Digging: Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry

omnipanzer
November 13th 2010


21660 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Holy crap... I might actually listen to this now.
Pos

patriciojuan
November 13th 2010


18 Comments


i posd because of the a clockwork orange-likeness. album is indeed viddy horrorshow.



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