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Lily Allen

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Lily Allen: The Sound Of The (Garden) Suburbs

Interview by Jude Rogers, The Word, July 2006

Lily Allen makes urban music with a difference — she's had a life she can't complain about. And via MySpace and a daily blog she's built ...

Year Of The Woman

Overview by Jude Rogers, New Statesman, 11 December 2006

At the beginning of 2006, the prospects looked bleak for strong, idiosyncratic female pop acts. Jude Rogers meets three remarkable artists who changed all that ...

Lily Allen: An Interview

Interview by Jon Wilde, Uncut, January 2007

The girl who would be Gandhi mouths off about beating up the Sugababes, balling Becks, torturing spiders and unicorn sex. ...

Digital Venuses: Lily Allen, Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse

Comment by Kandia Crazy Horse, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 8 May 2007

CALL THEM the new British bitch pack: barefoot soul shouter Joss Stone and her ascendant sistren, skankin' Lily Allen and torchy Amy Winehouse (Corinne Bailey ...

Lily Allen: Somerset House, London

Live Review by Ian Watson, Yahoo! Music, July 2007

AT ONE POINT towards the end, bless her, Lily Allen looks like she's going to cry. She's been bouncing through her sweet, slightly skanking version ...

I need a break, what shall I have: heroin or a baby?

Comment by Caitlin Moran, The Times, 20 December 2007

As Amy Winehouse's problems mount, and Lily Allen announces that she is pregnant, Caitlin Moran explains that the two young singers are under the same ...

Lily Allen: Talented, Troubled and Wallowing in Her Father's Footsteps

Profile by Robert Sandall, The Sunday Times, 25 January 2009

WHATEVER AMOROUS tale they really told, the ostensibly loved-up paparazzi shots that flashed around the world in early January telegraphed the fact that Lily Allen ...

Lily Allen: It's Not Me, It's You (Regal Recordings)

Review by Alex Ogg, The Quietus, 30 January 2009

LILY COPS A LOT OF STICK, doesn't she? A lot of people really don't like her. Especially rock hacks, I gather. ...

Celebrity: Lily Allen

Interview by James Medd, GQ (Australia), February 2009

She's released a new album and that string of expletives at Elton John at the UK Men of the Year Awards. So how will GQ ...

Lily Allen: Somerset House, London ***

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, Daily Telegraph, 13 July 2009

The queen of MySpace and Twitter struggles to make herself heard in the real world. ...

Britain in song

Essay by John Lewis, Do Not Disturb, Summer 2011

How do the British address their cities in song? With bathos, pathos and a large helping of silliness, says John Lewis ...

Lily Allen: Sheezus

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 27 April 2014

LILY'S BACK, and this time it's personal. But then, it always has been: few modern pop stars have engaged with the sweet 'n' sour of ...

Lily Allen: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 28 April 2014

FIVE YEARS AGO Lily Allen retreated to the Cotswolds to get married and to start a family, and proclaimed that she was retiring from music. ...

Lily Allen: Sheezus

Review by Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, 5 May 2014

HAVING ANNOUNCED her "retirement" when she retreated to the countryside to start a family five years ago, Lily Allen affects to be nervous of her ...

The privileged are taking over the arts – without the grit, pop culture is doomed

Comment by Stuart Maconie, New Statesman, 4 February 2015

With school music spending down and the benefits system crippled, the voices of pop have lost their bite. ...

Lily Allen: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Rick Pearson, The Evening Standard, 18 December 2018

EYEBROWS WERE raised earlier this year when Lily Allen's latest album, No Shame, was nominated for the Mercury Prize but it fully deserved its place ...

Lily Allen: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Rick Pearson, The Evening Standard, 18 December 2018

Singer shares her thoughts exactly in brave confessional ...


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