Turning 10: It’s Not Me, It’s You

By 2009 Lily Allen had become a notable force within the music industry. Her debut album Alright, Still had peaked at number 1 in the UK and went to sell over 1.1 million copies. The album peaked at number 20 in the US and went to sell over 600,000 copies. She had scored 4 top…

Turning 10 in 2019.

I’m not sure if I’m a millennial (I’m 32 – please help) or not, but lists that truly exaggerate how old we are or how old things are, have become prime journalistic features. I took some time to research and build a list of singles (mainly UK singles/due to the release structure of UK charts)…

Songs of 2018

It’s crazy to look back on the year and try to even pinpoint a certain set of the “best songs” of 2018. Many songs are on this listen because they’re meaningful to me. Many songs are on this list because they’re expertly produced and vocally executed. Not all of the songs I picked were singles,…

Albums of 2018

When I consider ranking albums, it’s always pretty difficult for me to assign numbers to them. I love albums because of what the music does to me, what the music brings to my life. It’s very personal, which is why I always find Top 10/Best-Of lists written by a select group of critics difficult to…

Thoughts: Lily Allen is important.

One of my favorite albums (yes, I’ll go on record) is Lily Allen’s It’s Not Me, It’s You. Even on her debut album, Alright, Still, Lily brazenly entered the pop-music world as a fresh and honest voice with a “no-fucks-given” attitude that called out the British Parliament, the police, other public figures, and her family…

Hits of 2017

When thinking back on the past year and the music that was released, it was hard to recall the bangers released by the “big names” of pop. Frankly, my favorite songs are from the “underdogs” or those not as commercially successful. Like my favorite albums list, this isn’t a ranked order. BETSY – Waiting As…

Trigger Bang: #LyricalBanger

I am a Lily Allen fan. I appreciate how outspoken she is. I appreciate her vocal delivery, her lyrical content, I appreciate her songwriting, and the whole package really. Frankly, she seems very self-aware; which is refreshing, and her lyrics speak to that self-awareness. Having three top two albums in England and a semblance of…