It's Not Me, It's You [+Digital Booklet] [Explicit]
 
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It's Not Me, It's You [+Digital Booklet] [Explicit]

February 10, 2009

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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Everyone's At It [Explicit]
4:38
2
The Fear [Explicit]
3:27
3
Not Fair [Explicit]
3:21
4
22
3:06
5
I Could Say
4:04
6
Back To The Start
4:14
7
Never Gonna Happen
3:28
8
Fuck You [Explicit]
3:43
9
Who'd Have Known
3:50
10
Chinese
3:28
11
Him
3:17
12
He Wasn't There
2:51
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Digital Booklet: It's Not Me, It's You

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: December 2, 2008
  • Release Date: December 2, 2008
  • Label: Parlophone UK
  • Copyright: 2009 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2009 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 43:27
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B001Q1QF2O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual & Eclectic : Britain's Finest Solo Talent March 11, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I really disliked Lily's debut CD as I found it too cutesy for my own liking, and it was even more bewildering when publications like Spin and Blender started giving her four star reviews - it just didn't make sense. But recently, during a first spin of "The Fear", it was evident that the songstress has a certain something that transcends genre and musical definition, and curious as I was, I made it a point to pick up this album.

There are a couple of things to remember while listening to Lily Allen. She is not really a 'singer' in the true sense of the word. She sort of lazily recites words, almost reading them off a page, but her quaint intonation gives them great depth (I am reminded here of Nellie McKay and her epic double-CD "Get Away from Me"). She has this very British quality that brings to mind Leona Naess, and to a lesser extent Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes.

But its on the melodies and the lyrics that Lily really shines. Her own little view of the world, and primarily of her own self-worth is brought out beautifully through the course of the album - which also works as a 'concept' album in many ways. "The Fear" refers to various things - one could relate the lyrics to consumerism and politics and it would still make sense - but she brings down the house with her quiet burner "Chinese", which is essentially about staying in and eating food, but she spins it as some sort of allegorical tale.

What I especially respect about this album and its production is the fact that you can hear Lily enunciate every word clearly, rendering a lyrics sheet redundant. This is especially rare. The only other performer like this is Fiona Apple, and to a lesser extent Suzanne Vega, but Lily is clearly master of the medium. How great to listen to a song and 'get' every word.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An older perspective April 5, 2011
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I am not in Lily Allen's target audience. But I have been listening to all kinds of music for most of my 70 years.

Most singers are lucky if they ever record a perfect album where every song is excellent. In my humble opinion It's not me, it's you is that album. There is not one filler song on the entire collection. The arranging is creative, slick and could not be better. Lily's performance is mature beyond her years. It style is poignant, personal, brutal, fresh. The lyrics are simple but direct. I love her questions about god, her western send up of It's Not Fair with its biting lyrics sung so sweetly. Every song in this collection is addicting.

I read that Lily may not record again. If this is true, she will be one of the very few who quit while they were ahead. And in this case, way out in front.

I'm going to stop listening to this collection of songs now so it can always remain perfect in my mind.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Polished, Just as Delightful February 10, 2009
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
This album was not a disappointment at all for me.

I adored the first album: the pop-folksy feel, the sense of humor, the candid lyrics--all with catchy upbeat tunes!

Don't quite have the new one memorized but it lives up to all my hopes and surpassed them in some noted cases (like "Him"!) She's a little more grown up and a little more produced in this album, but it's never too much. She retained the sense of humor and happy feeling. I love it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good if not better than the first one!! July 14, 2009
By Shuree
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
You wont be disappointed. As usual its a mixture of songs that will make you laugh, bob your head to, dance to, and look around to see if anyone can hear the lyrics outloud your singing...because a few of them will make some eyebrows raise!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still shameless! June 3, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Overall Grade: B+
Hilights: Everyone's At It, The Fear, Not Fair, Never Gonna Happen, F*** You, Chinese

Lily Allen is back, and still shameless. "It's Not Me, It's You" is a brilliant sophomore record that combines silly romantics and societal views with her usual brutal honesty and cynicism. While upbeat, fun, and slightly intoxicating, Allen's focus has shifted into a bit of broader and more serious thinking (as evident in the album's opening track, "Everyone's At It"). Still, she could care less what anybody thinks. "F*** You" is a whimsical biggot basher and "Chinese" is just too cute! Fans of her first album should eat this right up.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great. Refreshing. Fun. May 31, 2009
By J.W.
Format:Audio CD
I am new to the art of Lily Allen. I just discovered her a month ago, but have fallen into her grip more than any other artist has been able to do for a long time. This CD is 100% great all the way through. No fillers. No duds.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic CD! May 18, 2009
By Goober
Format:Audio CD
I thought her last CD was good, this one is fantastic. This one makes you realize how good a singer she is to go along with the great sound and lyrics.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong second album May 16, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Then 21 yr old shot out of nowhere in 2006 with her delicious debut album "Alright, Then" in the UK, with multiple hit singles. After much delay (to the dismay of Lily Allen), the second album finally arrived in early 2009.

"It's Not Me, It's You" (12 tracks; 43 min.) starts of with a riveting "Everyone's At It" (my favorite song on the album, actually). It is followed by an equally great "The Fear" (1st UK single), and "Not Fair" (2nd UK single, not an obvious choice from my perspective as there are other stronger tracks). Other highlights include a rocking "Never Gonna Happen" (which sounds like another single to me), "Who'd Have Known" (one of the few pensive tunes on the album, but quite beautiful actually), and the closer "He Wasn't There".

In all, this is a great album, and at 43 min. it clips along in no time. Lily Allen surely is not a one-album wonder, if anyone had such thoughts after her debut album. Highly recommended!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Raunchy and entertaining
If you can get past man-bashing lyrics, this is an enjoyable collection of pop music. Lily speaks her mind and the tunes are catchy.
Published 4 days ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good Cd
This is the first album of hers that I have and I really couldn't get enough. Her voice and lyrics are so different
Published 13 days ago by S. Rivera
5.0 out of 5 stars Lily Allen
This album is great from beginning to end. She's very talented and the words are very clever and meaningful. Check it out!
Published 24 days ago by Sam Derrera
4.0 out of 5 stars Good second album
Although I don't quite like this as much as her first album, it is very good. A few songs in particular makes this a four star for me.
Everyone's At It is a KILLER song! Read more
Published 1 month ago by T. Paske
5.0 out of 5 stars Liily Allen CD
If you like Lilly Allen, you will love this CD! She is a bit unconventional and irrepressible so it is not for the faint of heart. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Svea Carroll
5.0 out of 5 stars we both get a kick out of lily allen
Lili showed up on time and in all her snarky, sarcastic, british. male chastising Lily self. It was beautiful. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lesli Tarr
5.0 out of 5 stars Get this now!
Love this album. Makes you want to dance and makes you think at the same time. Hope there's another album soon.
Published 3 months ago by Dennis McAllister
5.0 out of 5 stars love it!!!
Love Lily Allen's humerous music. Definately a keeper. Not kid friendly though. I love the fact she is so opinionated in her music.
Published 4 months ago by Dawn Adams
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Lily
I love Lily Allen. She makes me feel girly and tough at the same time. Love the album - Never Gonna Happen is my fave.
Published 4 months ago by yo mamma
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Song
Love this song, I was introduced to it a few years back by a friend and I really love her message!
Published 6 months ago by George W. Fryer Jr.
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