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Lily Allen | No Shame
According to Liz Itkowsky: “While plenty of lines from No Shame are destined to be Daily Mail headlines, Allen demonstrates a newfound depth she hadn’t exhibited on previous albums. Her biting wit and confrontational style is now aimed at herself. Allen’s heartbreak, a recent divorce and the tension of motherhood versus a career fuel No Shame, a confessional pop album teeming with summer songs.
A pop singer who can engage with an air horn as easily as a piano, Allen is still as charming as ever. A trailblazer of snarky, female candor, now commonplace in the Top 40, she dazzles with the deeply personal. But now her honesty is felt more in stark self-assessments than in telling off a guy. Though No Shame derives from the darkest hours of Allen’s life, it’s ripe with the insanely catchy pop hits with cheeky lyrics that remind everyone of what made her a star in the first place.”