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Universal acclaim- based on 177 Ratings

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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: 38 out of 54
  2. Negative: 9 out of 54
  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. HilaryS
    Apr 15, 2007
    10
    very original with a unique happy pop sound and contrasting lyrics. love it.
  3. Feb 2, 2018
    10
    The lead single of this album "Smile" is still one of the greatest songs from the 00's decade. Overall the albums shows raw potential and putsThe lead single of this album "Smile" is still one of the greatest songs from the 00's decade. Overall the albums shows raw potential and puts Lily right where she should be and that's the spotlight. Great ska/reggae beats and atrociously perfect for a 2006 album. Expand
  4. JeyB
    Feb 16, 2007
    8
    Even though this album would be called by most critics as a pop album for those who don't like pop music, I want to make one thing Even though this album would be called by most critics as a pop album for those who don't like pop music, I want to make one thing clear, pop music means popular music and if it's popular, than something must have been done right. Lilly Allen did it! Her album is fresh and open to anyone. I really enjoyed her outer naivety when I otice her iner wisdom. This album is worth to stop!! Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2015
    8
    Though it feels quite derivative of pissy Brits that have come before, I LOVE PISSY BRITS! I find this album to be super fun and has a soundThough it feels quite derivative of pissy Brits that have come before, I LOVE PISSY BRITS! I find this album to be super fun and has a sound that feels like a breathe of fresh air. I love the pace of the album and each song has a special place for me... plus, I find the lyrics to be genuine, which is always what I'm looking for! Expand
  6. 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 'EmI 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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  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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