Alright, Still

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  • Summary: This debut album from the British singer (and daughter of actor Keith Allen) mixes pop with ska and reggae.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Allen has fused together a uniquely acidic brand of pop, and the icing on the cake is that brutally barbed tongue.
  2. MSN Consumer Guide (Robert Christgau)
    91
    Only two songs ring false. [Feb/Mar 2007]
  3. Like Blondie circa 1981, Allen breathes needed fresh air into the game.
  4. The music deliberately sits somewhere between glossy and unobtrusive. It shimmers enough to mask Allen's tepid singing voice but remains far enough away to allow her largest asset -- her snappy personality -- to take charge.
  5. As much of a cliché as it is, you're either going to love Allen or hate her.
  6. Enough of Alright, Still works -- as pure pop and on the meta level Allen aims for -- to make the album a fun, summery fling, and maybe more.
  7. Alright Still is nothing more than pop for people who hate pop music, poptimist Quorn, phony music for people who can't let go of their inhibitions (indie-bitions?) and have to have their music classified as REAL.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 49
  2. Negative: 10 out of 49
  1. petec
    Aug 10, 2007
    10
    I thought this album was really good! Its way different to other pop albums and Lily uses really new and unique lyrics! She also deals with I thought this album was really good! Its way different to other pop albums and Lily uses really new and unique lyrics! She also deals with issues which teens can relate to! Such as having an annoying sibling (Alfie) or finding out people arent true friends (friend of mine)! This is a must have album in my opinion! Expand
  2. time
    Oct 18, 2006
    10
    I paid $23 for this record and I have to say it was worth every penny. Yes she's brash, arrogant, rude and perverse but that's what I paid $23 for this record and I have to say it was worth every penny. Yes she's brash, arrogant, rude and perverse but that's what makes her so endearing. Expand
  3. caseyAr!dubya
    May 17, 2007
    10
    Not as good as her earlier work. Just kidding. I just wanted to use the most common phrase on this website. A thrilling mess of talent.
  4. b
    Nov 22, 2006
    8
    this is bubblegum music with an edge.....she brought salvation to ska and rescue to pop....and does it with more wit than most platinum music this is bubblegum music with an edge.....she brought salvation to ska and rescue to pop....and does it with more wit than most platinum music stars today Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2011
    8
    The best of britpop began with this beautiful pin-up album from Lily Allen. She setted again the fire for the pop from the Great Britain, withThe best of britpop began with this beautiful pin-up album from Lily Allen. She setted again the fire for the pop from the Great Britain, with different style. We get the best from her in 'Alfie', 'Smile' and 'LDN', songs that remind us from the very first beggining of the knockout of England, musically speaking. Expand
  6. MattD.
    Feb 22, 2007
    5
    Too many bratty lyrics - Slant Magazine is right that Pink is much more authentic. The sound has interesting sonics in spots, but really Too many bratty lyrics - Slant Magazine is right that Pink is much more authentic. The sound has interesting sonics in spots, but really there is better out there - Casey Dienel and Madeline to name a couple. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Oct 24, 2006
    0
    Why do we have to be subjected to another talentless Brit Pop waste of space. I wouldn't buy this even if it were the last album on the Why do we have to be subjected to another talentless Brit Pop waste of space. I wouldn't buy this even if it were the last album on the face of the planet Expand

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