KEXP Suggests – Lily Allen!

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Lily Allen at Yo Yo, Notting Hills Art Club – 5/18/06, courtesy of neil 365

“This 21-year-old British singer-songwriter blew off her record label’s advice to make a more conventional pop record and went her own way through myspace, posting songs and humorous blogs that gained her a ton of fans, forcing her label to put out her music the way she wanted it to be. And what music it is: sunny, beat-driven pop flavored with reggae, ska, calypso, New Orleans R&B and hip hop combined with colorful lyrics that range from cheeky to biting as she delights in sending up ex-boyfriends, would-be suitors and whoever else she sets her sights on.” – Don Yates

Check out these songs from Lily Allen’s debut Alright, Still, and stream a few more songs from her MySpace page

LDN – (WMA, Real)
Smile – (WMA, Real)
Smile (video) – (WMV, Real)

There’s a lot of chances to see Lily Allen from now until the end of the year in the UK, but no U.S. dates are scheduled yet. Check back and enjoy the record!

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  1. Posted July 25, 2006 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    Her album is so much fun! I love it. It’s what the Streets new album should have been!

  2. Posted July 27, 2006 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Totally agree! We’ve been playing this record quite a bit and every time it comes on, it makes me smile!

  3. Posted July 27, 2006 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Sometimes I forget how lucky we are here… My boy went to pick up the record and needed to go with the import-extortion-pack. It was worth it! It’s nice being able to hear stuff before it comes out…

  4. Lala
    Posted July 29, 2006 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    I love Lily Allen. Saw her at the live show pictured! Some guy next to me offered her a cigarette. Totally unpretentious and wonderfully talented – I cannot wait for her to come to the States.

    Also, Knock ‘em Out never stops making me laugh.

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