Saturday, January 31, 2009


Oh, Thomas. There is so much wrong going on with your look right now. The hair, the ginormous boutonniere you've taken to wearing everywhere... but I am very, very, very excited about the new album, darling.

And isn't this a lovely review?

5 stars from The Guardian for 'It's Not Me, It's You.'

The best thing about It's Not Me, It's You, though, is Allen's voice. Frankly, I don't give a damn if she learnt cockney at the feet of Dick Van bloomin' Dyke, because it's the balance between the earthiness of her accent and the creaminess of her tone that is the killer element in her pop arsenal; the natural sad smile in her voice lends sincerity to sentiments both cruel and kind. And when our obsession with the aspirational looks increasingly like a global joke, a voice that sounds like we really talk and feel, and makes that sound beautiful, is just the ticket. Lily Allen is the perfect pop star for these crumbling times, and this album is the proof.

Oh, this is great

Diamond Lil's video for 'The Fear.' Love the eyeliner and hairdo, honey!

Lyrics are superb as well-

But it doesn't matter because I'm packing plastic
And that's what makes my life so fucking fantastic

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Random ten


1. Plastic Tramp- Arctic Monkeys
2. Up the Morning- BabyShambles
3. Stronger Than Me- Amy Winehouse
4. (There Is) No Greater Love- Amy Winehouse
5. Guns Of Brixton- The Clash
6. Don't Look Back Into the Sun- The Libertines
7. Nowhere Man- The Beatles
8. Let's Get It On- Marvin Gaye
9. Losing My Religion- Nina Perrson
10. A Girl Like You- Edwyn Collins

11. Dry Town- Miranda Lambert
12. Cinnamon Girl- Neil Young