Alright, Still

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 129 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 129
  2. Negative: 16 out of 129

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  1. LoLa
    Jul 21, 2007
    5
    Really enjoyed some of her tracks......but listening to the album straight through is a straight bore. She has this nonchalant monotone voice that gets on your nerves after 4 songs.
  2. saramcg
    Jan 2, 2007
    5
    Bland and dull. Why such a success - well because Lily is brilliant at being ... well ... Lily Allen. But musically? Its nothing much. poppy, ephemeral, quick to date and really a bit vapid. Prediction: 1 more album, then an acting - or possibly presenting - career will beckon. She's good, but not neccesarily at this. She is also - lets be honest - just a tad irritating.
  3. Seeds13
    Feb 9, 2007
    5
    4 points go to Lily's legs. 1 point for the music. Dull. Belongs in an elevator. When will we divide music into two groups: people who are musicians, and people who make music. Lily Allen belongs to the latter.
  4. 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 there is better out there - Casey Dienel and Madeline to name a couple.
  5. Aug 24, 2010
    6
    I bought this album in my younger, Pop-loving days, and remember thoroughly enjoying it upon first listening. Highlights include "Knock 'Em Out" (the chorus makes that song. A poppy, interesting and catchy tune.) and "Take What You Take", (good lyrics and the appropriate pop voice) although there is some less-worthy songs on here. These include "Friday Night" (just, not a very good song.I bought this album in my younger, Pop-loving days, and remember thoroughly enjoying it upon first listening. Highlights include "Knock 'Em Out" (the chorus makes that song. A poppy, interesting and catchy tune.) and "Take What You Take", (good lyrics and the appropriate pop voice) although there is some less-worthy songs on here. These include "Friday Night" (just, not a very good song. uninteresting and irritating) and "Friend Of Mine" (frankly, boring.)
    While the album is mainly made up of good tracks, it also includes not-so-good tracks, and, while this is acceptable, her singing voice is barely past satisfactory either. Coming from her rich background, the album has a strong feel of "I DID NOT WRITE THESE LYRICS, AND NEITHER DO I FEEL THEM!" and although she fits in perfectly with "Take What You Take" and few others, most songs seem out of her genre. Better luck fitting in next time Lily.
    6/10. Why? Because while the album includes good songs, she isn't amazingly talented and doesn't sport the greatest of personalities, which reflects in her songs to create a more manufactured feel across the otherwise satisfactory record.
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  6. Dec 29, 2014
    6
    Frank, bold and... very British. Lily Allen's debut features much more than unique vocals: you'll find fun beats and forever catchy hits, such as: 'LDN' and 'Smile.'
  7. May 12, 2014
    5
    This is ok. Sme songs are better than others and I particularly liked the lyrics to 'Friend of Mine', The main reason I bought the album ,though, was for the track entitled 'Littlest Things' Which sets the beautiful main theme from the 1974 film 'Emmanuelle' to lyrics. I am somewhat amazed that permission was granted to do this.
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Lyrically, Allen spins the street-slang tales of blowjobs and booze told with varying success by everyone from The Streets to Shampoo.
  2. Sheâ??s funky, confident and fun, and thatâ??s just on the first song.
  3. For now, it's way more than a stop-gap but sadly not the second coming you might have been hoping for.