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  • Summary: The third studio release for the British pop singer was produced by DJ Dahi, Greg Kurstin, and Shellback.
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  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock
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Somewhere Only We Know
I walked across an empty land I knew the pathway like the back of my hand I felt the earth beneath my feet Sat by the river and it made me... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. May 6, 2014
    80
    Allen has been out of the game for a while, at least by pop standards, but she knows how to get back in the ring.
  2. This is an artist with taste and opinions of her own, not just a schedule and a fanbase to satisfy.
  3. Magnet
    Jun 18, 2014
    70
    Producer Greg Kurstin ensures a familiarly sparkly synth-pop sheen throughout. [No. 110, p.52]
  4. May 2, 2014
    60
    Ultimately, there are some really strong pop moments on here, but they’re overshadowed by inane, inert, insignificant drama-queening of the highest degree.
  5. May 8, 2014
    54
    Sheezus has a few good points and some admirable intentions, but too often it misses the point.
  6. Uncut
    Apr 28, 2014
    50
    Plenty of mouth, then, but lacking in trousers. [Jun 2014, p.69]
  7. Allen’s old sharp eye feels watery on Sheezus, squinting at the discourse around feminism, race and privilege unfolding online in 2014, and riding them as a bandwagon back to the middle of the very space the Myspace-spawned pop star once owned, but not having the conviction to do much with them once she’s arrived.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 41
  2. Negative: 3 out of 41
  1. Nov 2, 2017
    10
    talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been donetalented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before............... Expand
  2. Nov 25, 2021
    10
    Not her best album but still a very good one, Lily Allen's vocals are great
  3. May 9, 2014
    10
    Hold on to nothing is my favorite, so sweet, her voice is like a whisper, it's always on my head. Sheezus, Our time, Air Ballon, Hard OutHold on to nothing is my favorite, so sweet, her voice is like a whisper, it's always on my head. Sheezus, Our time, Air Ballon, Hard Out There is also a masterpiece Expand
  4. Aug 5, 2014
    8
    This doesn't sound like Lily a few years ago, which is good, because 2 chords of LDN really can be annoying when you listen to them for such aThis doesn't sound like Lily a few years ago, which is good, because 2 chords of LDN really can be annoying when you listen to them for such a long time, though this song is amazing. The whole Sheezus is huge sarcasm, so considering its lyrics as serious statements would be really misleading. The 'false basis' of the album outlined in the Pitchfork review IS the thing that makes Sheezus catchy, interesting and bright. This is probably the best thing Lily could do to get back and attract attention. In the end, Sheezus could be a much worse thing if it mostly contained relationships-broken-hearts ballads. Expand
  5. May 7, 2014
    7
    Sheezus is quite the ambitious album. Still, too many beats are reminiscent of recent and better pop songs, and some of the lyrics areSheezus is quite the ambitious album. Still, too many beats are reminiscent of recent and better pop songs, and some of the lyrics are cringe-worthy. Remove these bits of filler and this could quite possibly be Allen's finest work. Expand
  6. Sep 5, 2014
    7
    lilys most pop, commercial friendly album. i think it falls way short of her previous 'its not me, its you.' there is to much auto tune whenlilys most pop, commercial friendly album. i think it falls way short of her previous 'its not me, its you.' there is to much auto tune when frankly lily doesnt need it. theres too much pop friendly like air balloon and l8 cummer, and not enough of 'take my place,' which has that synthy airy sound that makes lily sound so great. Expand
  7. May 30, 2014
    1
    with this new album she revolutioned his style, trying to appear like a tecno-rebel girl. He lost all of his fashioning style and hiswith this new album she revolutioned his style, trying to appear like a tecno-rebel girl. He lost all of his fashioning style and his attraction, the exageration of electronic music has removed all of the magic of his voice (that result less expressive than in the others albums). I appreciated very much hers old albums, but now she seems to me only a without character artist. Expand

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