Review: Lily Allen, ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’

Lily Allen, ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’: Aidin Vaziri | So far, Lily Allen’s tabloid shenanigans have proved far more interesting than her music. With her second album, “It’s Not Me, It’s You,” the 23-year-old British pop singer thinks she can fix that by tackling all the world’s problems at once: drugs, politics, fame, religion, even her relationship with her father, Keith Allen, an actor back home. But her observations rarely get deeper than “I am a weapon of massive consumption/ It’s not my fault, it’s how I’m programmed to function.” The music hardly helps, pairing Allen’s barely there voice with tinkling synths, breezy disco rhythms and floating melodies that make it easy to ignore not only most of her eye-rolling revelations but also her musical presence altogether.


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