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  • Summary: This debut album from the British singer (and daughter of actor Keith Allen) mixes pop with ska and reggae.

Top Track

Smile
When you first left me I was wanting more But you were fucking that girl next door What'cha do that for? When you first left me I didn't know what to... See the rest of the song lyrics
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: 34 out of 50
  2. Negative: 9 out of 50
  1. Aug 6, 2013
    10
    There are no bad songs on this album. This will always be my favorite CD and Lily will always be one of my favorite singers. The best trackThere are no bad songs on this album. This will always be my favorite CD and Lily will always be one of my favorite singers. The best track is probably "Friday Night". Expand
  2. ixata
    Dec 5, 2006
    10
    i dont understand it why some people n critics gave dis album less than 7... its fresh n maddeningly catchy n outspoken 4 sumone who's i dont understand it why some people n critics gave dis album less than 7... its fresh n maddeningly catchy n outspoken 4 sumone who's just debuted in d music scene.. I love every track n Litllest Things is very classical! Expand
  3. Mar 27, 2011
    10
    "Alright, Still" is an album that sounds catchy as the nursery rhymes with mature lyrics. The album is pop with Caribbean influences and the"Alright, Still" is an album that sounds catchy as the nursery rhymes with mature lyrics. The album is pop with Caribbean influences and the soft voice which make it sounds so entertaining. It stays away from the generic mainstream pop sound and it sounds cool as ever. Expand
  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. 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 albumThis 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. 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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