Lily Allen - This summers biggest racist?

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Does anybody else agree that Lily Allen: www.myspace.com/lilymusic will be this summers favourite artist?

E-Clex (E-Clex), Thursday, 27 April 2006 09:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Joe Whiley has been playing LDN on her show on radio 1 and she has featured in various newspapers recently... I particularly like Alfie, but she has just taken it off her my space profile, second to that a take on fifty cent: Nan your a window shopper

Eclex
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E-Clex (E-Clex), Thursday, 27 April 2006 09:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Surely you critical lot have an opinion on this??!!

Eclex

E-Clex (E-Clex), Thursday, 27 April 2006 13:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

So are you related, employed or just obsessed?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 27 April 2006 13:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Treat Steam.

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 27 April 2006 13:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i found you a girlfriend! she makes 60s pop / belle+sebastian influenced 2step garage songs.

http://static.flickr.com/51/131662586_8264b15069_o.jpg

here's her grime / sunshine pop / dnb mixtape

http://www.lilyallenmusic.com/music/demos/5geuj0iedc/MyFirstMixtape.mp3

go add your testimonial here: http://www.myspace.com/lilymusic

http://static.flickr.com/50/131662583_baa8e6850b_o.jpg

-- DEEDS NOT WORDS (vfoz...), April 21st, 2006.

:-O

-- strongo hulkington is a guy with a belly button piercing (wt...), April 21st, 2006.

lil' merzbow wow (haitch), Thursday, 27 April 2006 13:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

She's already been discussed on the Teenpop thread. Opinions were positive.

alext (alext), Thursday, 27 April 2006 13:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Lol I am neither jus like to spread the word when there is a good artist about...
I would say she was more streets vs corrine bailey rae than Belle and Sebastian

E-Clex (E-Clex), Thursday, 27 April 2006 13:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

if she sounds anything like the streets OR corinne bailey rae OR belle & sebastian, the interest i've had in hearing her music is immediately DEAD.

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 27 April 2006 13:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Lex, I'm pretty sure you'd like her. LDN really is irresistible, although some of the other songs do get corny after a while.

someone let this mitya out! (mitya), Thursday, 27 April 2006 13:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

she is KEITH ALLEN'S DAUGHTER.

gasp.

william, it was really nothing (superpopelectro), Thursday, 27 April 2006 14:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

you can see the likeness

Konal Doddz (blueski), Thursday, 27 April 2006 14:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

but hopefully not hear it

Konal Doddz (blueski), Thursday, 27 April 2006 14:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

actually she looks a lot more like her Uncle Kevin (ulp)

Konal Doddz (blueski), Thursday, 27 April 2006 14:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm about as sure that this is really any good as I am about M.I.A. or Uffie (damn, I don't begrudge Feadz making some money but oh, Peaches what hath thou wrought?!) but I'm finding it hard to hate, maybe a little twinge of jealously! I think I'm in love! *downloading mixtape right now*

fandango (fandango), Thursday, 27 April 2006 15:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Ok, she kinda rules.

fandango (fandango), Thursday, 27 April 2006 16:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I fear this is the target Lady Sovereign has been spectacularly failing to hit for the last year.

fandango (fandango), Thursday, 27 April 2006 17:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You see, aren't you glad I spread the word!

E-clex
www.eclex.bravehost.com

E-Clex (E-Clex), Thursday, 27 April 2006 19:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's reminding me of a slightly more credible Jem now :(
Not so good.

fandango (fandango), Thursday, 27 April 2006 19:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You see, backlash even before the record is out!

someone let this mitya out! (mitya), Thursday, 27 April 2006 20:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's better than Jem (rofl @ that recommendation), but I'm more keeping a cheek on the fence that I am backlashing ;)

fandango (fandango), Thursday, 27 April 2006 20:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i thought this was gonna be an e-street team thread. she's the featured artist on myspace right now.

firstworldman (firstworldman), Thursday, 27 April 2006 20:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it probably is

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 27 April 2006 20:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

1) featured artist on myspace

2) "I'm in the Sun today and the Daily star"

MEH.

fandango (fandango), Thursday, 27 April 2006 21:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Video here:
http://exodus.interoutemediaservices.com/?id=adcf5599-9460-457a-aeeb-d9f3fc39a0a8&delivery=stream

She is, I think, unstoppable.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Thursday, 27 April 2006 21:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I think she's fab, btw.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Thursday, 27 April 2006 21:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

lilly allen makes me wanna puke... she's a fucking dick.. her myspace profile looks like an add for go airlines.,

endoftheline, Thursday, 27 April 2006 23:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

She's absolutely awesome. Whether she's 100% authentic or totally fabricated, I'm still impressed. Her mixtape was really sweet and quite clever I though.

Andrew (enneff), Friday, 28 April 2006 00:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

("thought")

Andrew (enneff), Friday, 28 April 2006 00:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I love that mix too, not looking forward to reading even more rubbish about the "myspace effect" though, although the Keith Allen connection might wise some people up to the fact that she's not exactly lacking for industry connections. Or access to her dad's record collection...

http://static.flickr.com/50/131662583_baa8e6850b_o.jpg
the lily allen effect = cuteness >>> my critical faculties

fandango (fandango), Friday, 28 April 2006 00:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

She's playing Notting Hill Arts Club on the fourth of May and the three following Thursdays. I might go along. If any other ILXors moght, then give me an email, as I can't imagine any of the pitifully small circle of Londoners I've met thus far will be up for it:

live: Lily Allen (pictured), Big Roe, Ashok
decks: Lily Allen

Tonight Lily Allen is starting her Yoyo May residency. For an (almost) 21 year-old artist, she has been getting around somewhat! Freshly pictured for Vogue Magazine her music is sweet, fun and bringing together a whole host of influences. Lily is rumoured to be on Top of the Pops later this summer, so do come and see her close up while you still can before she goes Number 1. Especially since these are her first ever live appearances! Can't get any better now, can it....

Every Thursday, 6pm-2am, £5
NO TICKET PRE-SALES PLEASE COME DOWN EARLY

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Friday, 28 April 2006 21:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

no credence on mixtape plz

jergins (jergins), Monday, 1 May 2006 06:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

interview with lily here: http://squirrelfood.net/index.php?entryid=171

will calhoun, Tuesday, 2 May 2006 15:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

she is KEITH ALLEN'S DAUGHTER.

:(

You'll Never Put a Better Bit of Butter On Your Knife (Dada), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 15:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

she looks like dastoor

-++-+-+-+, Tuesday, 2 May 2006 15:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Michael Carroll - This summers biggest hit?

You'll Never Put a Better Bit of Butter On Your Knife (Dada), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 15:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

LDN = damn catchy

StanM (StanM), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 17:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

She's spammed here before, and I'm sure this is her brother or cousin or something, but whatever. I listened (so the spam worked), I thought it was ok. Not my thing. The original tunes were catchy, but the "mixtape" on her site was garbage -- no mixing skills whatsoever.

Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 20:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

By the way, calling an artist no one's ever heard of "this summer's biggest hit," his not the most effective way of cloaking your spam.

Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 20:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the mixing on the mixtape is pretty bad. but the song selection's nice enough.

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 21:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

She's absolutely awesome. Whether she's 100% authentic or totally fabricated, I'm still impressed. Her mixtape was really sweet and quite clever I though.

I like that we've set this dichotomy up early.

deeej, Tuesday, 2 May 2006 21:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

What if she's 75% authentic but 25% fabricated, like she's got a cyborg arm?

Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 03:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Anybody got a tracklist for the mixtape (which I like fine; it's sort of like the mixtapes I make: bunch of songs I like)? This is what I get so far:

(1) Lily Allen "LDN," (2) Dizzee Rascal "Fix Up, Look Sharp," (3) some woman who isn't the S.O.S. band or Deborah Cox or Shabba Ranks or Rebel Princess doing a fetching reggae version of "Just Be Good To Me," (4) Lily Allen doing another of her songs, (5) Ludacris "The Potion," (6) Some Wu Tang–related thing (ODB? Clinton Sparks?), (7) some dancehall guy, (8) another dancehall guy, (9) Montana Slim? "My Swiss Moonlight Lullaby"? (10) Creedence Clearwater Revival "Born on the Bayou," (11) Lee Dorsey? "Get Out My Life Woman," (12) Rod Stewart/Faces "Stay With Me," (13) Squeeze? "Up the Junction"? (14) a Lily Allen original, (15) some grimish thing, (16) Specials "Friday Night, Saturday Morning," (17) some funky dubby thing, (18) some sweet French Europop thing, (19) Janet Kay? "Silly Games," (20) another Lily Allen original, (21) some junglish dancehall thing.

Frank Kogan (Frank Kogan), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 05:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

By the way, calling an artist no one's ever heard of "this summer's biggest hit" is not the most effective way of cloaking your spam.

Frank Kogan, this summer's biggest hit. (I've been spamming here daily.)

(And more people have heard of her than have heard of me. She's getting 30,000 plays a day on her Myspace page.)

Frank Kogan (Frank Kogan), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 05:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"(3) some woman who isn't the S.O.S. band or Deborah Cox or Shabba Ranks or Rebel Princess doing a fetching reggae version of "Just Be Good To Me,""

I haven't listened to the mix-tape, but perhaps this would be the Beats International version?

If she used the Smith & Mighty Remix of the same I would instantly agree to carry her children.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 05:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's beats international, but i don't think it's a remix, just the single edit. the odb track is "pop shots." the french tune is vanessa paradis, "joe le taxi" (great song title, damn) which i think means i need to hear more vanessa paradis.

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 06:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

weirdly i received a mailout from EMI a few weeks back which mentioned Lily (she's on Regal imprint) - saying 'someone you are going to hear a lot more of in the next few months' - to which i glossed over and moved on.

now i find myself downloading the mixtape and wishing i had responded to the email to get a chance on the ultra limited 7".

pah.

mark e (mark e), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 07:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I don't. I find the mixtape link not working, that's what I do.

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 07:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

also - anyone see the Mark Ronson link in her myspace - this style of mixtape has markings of him all over it .. is he involved ?

xpost - mark - weird - i just grabbed it without any problems a few minutes ago ..

mark e (mark e), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 07:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

so... is Ronson her Diplo then?

StanM (StanM), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 07:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

looks like "air balloon" might sell worse than "hard out here" lol

dyl, Thursday, 6 March 2014 21:41 (four years ago) Permalink

"lead balloon"

baked beings on toast (suzy), Thursday, 6 March 2014 22:37 (four years ago) Permalink

have to admit allen does make me think maybe ppl aren't being too hard on lorde

― balls, Friday, March 7, 2014 3:38 AM (8 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

from everything i've seen and read about these two women, lorde appears to me to be much more likely to listen to criticism of her work and actively learn from or reject that criticism - the way she has spoken in interviews about "royals" and the conflict she feels about some of the sentiments it supposedly conveys, is evidence of this. whereas allen scans to me as more of an amanda palmer or macklemore type figure, someone in the game for primarily self-aggrandisement, someone who chooses to engage with social issues but whose perspective is too littered with potholes and misfires to be workable.

i am also willing to give lorde a free pass b/c she is still a kid. if she's still writing songs about alienation that inadvertently scan to american audiences as racist at 28 (allen's age), then we should go harder on her.

pearly-dewdrops' bops (monotony), Friday, 7 March 2014 01:40 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

new track contains actual couplet "we're all watching gaga / L-O-L and haha"

such a sparkling wit she possesses

lex pretend, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 17:17 (four years ago) Permalink

but seriously she is the actual worst and why, still, do i see people riding for her, surely it is time for even her fans to be turning away in sheer fucking embarrassment

lex pretend, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 17:18 (four years ago) Permalink

I will stan for some older Lily Allen, but this go-round confirms she should've stayed retired.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 17:19 (four years ago) Permalink

Still like some of that last album (Especially The Fear and Chinese) but this comeback really has not been great at all.

This interview is full of annoying moments

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lily-allen-talks-motherhood-online-haters-and-her-new-lp-sheezus-20140410

Her pretending Hard Out Here wasn't a single is the strangest part.

You made it clear that you weren't happy with the label over their choice of singles from your album.
It wasn't their fault. I would love "Hard Out Here" to have been a single, but you can't have a song that has the word "bitch" in it 72 times on the radio. It's just not gonna happen.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:04 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm sure if it had been a hit she'd be referring to it as a single. With this way of thinking that means the Keane cover has been the only actual single from this album so far (even though she's already had four singles from it)

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:06 (four years ago) Permalink

A lot of the stuff I've heard from this new album has had a real "write a poem in Grade 4 English" class vibe to it, where end rhymes always trump a melodious meter or the use of natural expressions.

The newest single with the video of her in the cab with body doubles is probably the best thing I've heard from the project but when that's a bloodless, flimsy imitation of "We Can't Stop" you have to wonder what the point of the comeback is supposed to be.

all is fair in love and womp (monotony), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:40 (four years ago) Permalink

xpost I don't think it's actually on the album..

Mark G, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 08:02 (four years ago) Permalink

But people that are probably less fortunate look at me and think, "Well, she's got everything. She's had everything. It's been handed to her on a silver plate." It's just not true. I've been through some really, really awful things that other people haven't been through.

:o

When I heard that I tried to think of another pop sing in history that talks about periods. I couldn't think of one.
[Laughs] It's groundbreaking! I'm proud of that. It's fucking awesome. I think that "period" is going to be my "surfboard" with Beyoncé. People will wear sweatshirts to my concerts that are just going to say "period."

the ignorance :o

Tell me about the song "URL Badman." What inspired that?
I wrote that after I put out the video for "Hard Out Here" and everyone said I was racist. I was really alarmed by that reaction. I stand by that video and I know what my intention was and I'm sorry that people interpreted it in a different way. A lot of that negative stuff came from females and the feminist blogger scene. What really pissed me off was the misogynistic, hipster, male bloggers that went after me in a completely different way. And I just thought, "Fuck you, I'm going to write a song about you."

lmao the white tears

I do feel like Twitter is melting my brain.
What worries me more is Instagram. We're in the age of the Selfie. It's just encouraging vanity. It's not even representative of anything except how you want people to perceive you. Think of when people are partying and having fun. They're like, "Hey, look at us!" You're obviously not having that much fun because otherwise you wouldn't be stopping to document it. It's stupid.

omg the utterly clichéd technophobia that i've seen a million times before and should definitely not be indulged in by someone who happily is on instagram taking selfies

lex pretend, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 08:14 (four years ago) Permalink

LOL, she's sorry we feel that way. I'm sorry her ex-boyfriends in the media won't countenance other women criticising her, but there you go...

baked beings on toast (suzy), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:11 (four years ago) Permalink

Glad we have lily allen to take a stand against the vanity. Now who will do something about the intemperance

PhetamineGrrrn (wins), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:58 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kPQiAJv4fo

piscesx, Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:49 (four years ago) Permalink

that was already posted: GTFO rolling worst music of 2014

lex pretend, Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:57 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm sorry her ex-boyfriends in the media won't countenance other women criticising her

Who they?

What is wrong with songs? Absolutely nothing. Songs are great. (DL), Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:06 (four years ago) Permalink

that video looks cool and i don't hate the beat or her voice. lyrics are so dumb tho, like really really lazy

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Thursday, 24 April 2014 18:13 (four years ago) Permalink

like a linoleum floor

kinder, Thursday, 24 April 2014 18:16 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

http://www.nme.com/news/lily-allen/78740

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 23 July 2014 20:50 (four years ago) Permalink

surely it is mere coincidence that URL Badman has not made the R1 playlist

/url badman

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:00 (four years ago) Permalink

lol

dyl, Wednesday, 23 July 2014 22:49 (four years ago) Permalink

"Maybe the songs aren’t good enough this time, who knows?"

I know. They aren't.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Hang on, R1 gave her a whole hour last night to play whatever she wanted. So is she including herself in this critique?

Jeff W, Thursday, 24 July 2014 13:46 (four years ago) Permalink

lol i just noticed what the first song she played in that hour was

"started from the bottom"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 29 July 2014 16:32 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

wow no shame is impeccable

brackEt, Saturday, 9 June 2018 23:46 (four months ago) Permalink

its exactly alright still by a 33 yrs old mom

brackEt, Saturday, 9 June 2018 23:46 (four months ago) Permalink

Sounds like rough draft of a Xgau review

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 10 June 2018 00:24 (four months ago) Permalink

“this summer’s biggest racist”???

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 10 June 2018 01:00 (four months ago) Permalink

Thread title was altered when the Sheezus videos came out.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 10 June 2018 01:05 (four months ago) Permalink

reluctantly admitting that i'm enjoying a lot of the new album. i guess she's my charlie puth of 2018

monotony, Sunday, 10 June 2018 07:08 (four months ago) Permalink

I guess I should check this out since Piers Morgan is a hater on the basis that my enemy’s enemy is my friend.

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 10 June 2018 10:13 (four months ago) Permalink

This album is actually really good. And I thought I detested her. Lolz on me.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 10 June 2018 10:32 (four months ago) Permalink

track one = best thing she's ever done.

piscesx, Sunday, 10 June 2018 11:31 (four months ago) Permalink

it was the "hard out here" video that precipitated the title change i think

dyl, Sunday, 10 June 2018 12:58 (four months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think it should be changed back - there's worse than that out there these days

Mark G, Sunday, 10 June 2018 13:42 (four months ago) Permalink

as opposed to 2013, when Lily Allen was the worst racist in the entire world

we used to get our kicks reading surfing MAGAzines (sic), Sunday, 10 June 2018 14:04 (four months ago) Permalink

It was "biggest hit" originally. Move on rather than back? This summers biggest bid for career rehab?
A side-poll is probably required.

Jeff W, Sunday, 10 June 2018 14:11 (four months ago) Permalink

Thread title always makes me chuckle.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 10 June 2018 15:20 (four months ago) Permalink

it was the "hard out here" video that precipitated the title change i think

― dyl, Sunday, 10 June 2018 13:58 (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lets not forget her tweeting a photo of cock dressed up like a golliwog to azealia banks

devvvine, Sunday, 10 June 2018 15:24 (four months ago) Permalink

Seems weird for a mod to editorially change a thread title like that (if only for how it changes the context of the original posts, etc.); but I’ll assume that fight has been fought

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 10 June 2018 15:42 (four months ago) Permalink

Most Improved Racist 2018

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Sunday, 10 June 2018 15:50 (four months ago) Permalink

She gave a really good interview on, of all places, Seth Meyers' Late Night show podcast, and got into the Sheezus era a little bit and how she was flailing and unsure of herself and was basically making choices based on committee approval. It doesn't excuse some things, of course, but it does answer some questions.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 10 June 2018 16:00 (four months ago) Permalink

I hope this thread doesn't force me into thinking I need to listen to a Lily Allen song.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 10 June 2018 16:26 (four months ago) Permalink

STOP CHANGING THREAD TITLES.

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 10 June 2018 17:19 (four months ago) Permalink

STOP CHANGING THREAD TITLES.
― Mr. Snrub

co-sign.

mark e, Sunday, 10 June 2018 17:20 (four months ago) Permalink

Counterpoint: change all the thread titles every day

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:01 (four months ago) Permalink

some of the tunes here are really nice

i do find it EXTREMELY ODD that for a hot moment lily allen was felt to be somehow vital and on the pulse of things

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:29 (four months ago) Permalink

Oh come on in 2006-07 she was bang in the middle of the British zeitgeist (read - was regularly in the Hawley Arms).

Matt DC, Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:47 (four months ago) Permalink

lol i know i'm not questioning it! i was there! it felt right! it also now seems EXTREMELY ODD!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:54 (four months ago) Permalink

Her new album is shockingly great. Family Man, Come On, Three and Everything To Feel Something are all devastating.

kitchen person, Saturday, 16 June 2018 19:12 (four months ago) Permalink


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