Lily Allen
Sheezus

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm      + CD

2014 EU issue on 180g Vinyl+CD-British pop singer Lily Allen returns with her third studio album, Sheezus, named as a play on Kanye West's 2013 album Yeezus. Sheezus is Allen's first album since 2009's acclaimed It's Not Me, It's You. The Warner...

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Release date:01-05-2014 
2014 EU issue on 180g Vinyl+CD-British pop singer Lily Allen returns with her third studio album, Sheezus, named as a play on Kanye West's 2013 album Yeezus. Sheezus is Allen's first album since 2009's acclaimed It's Not Me, It's You. The Warner Bros. release finds her re-teaming with her long-time collaborator Greg Kurstin (Tegan & Sara, Pink), except for on the title track, which was produced by DJ Dahi, and "Air Balloon," which was produced by Shellback.

 Bratty, witty, and sarcastic singer who cleverly captured the crass contradictions of the new millennium via her neo-Brit-pop albums. 
Critics have already weighed in on Sheezus' lead single, "Hard Out Here," with Esquire exclaiming: "Job done, then: back with a bang," and NME noting that she is "striding back in after four years out of the game." Entertainment Weekly called the track "a booming critique of pop's double standard" and "a lot of fun." 
At the end of 2013, Lily released two songs simultaneously - her cover of Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know," which reached No. 1 in the U.K. and the download-only track "Hard Out Here," which charted in the British Top 10 that same week. 
Since emerging in 2006 with her iconic debut single "Smile," Lily Allen has gone on to sell over five million albums worldwide. Her huge success in the U.K. not only quickly spread around the world but also helped shift the musical axis toward young female artists.
Her talent as a songwriter was acknowledged in 2010 when she won three Ivor Novello Awards. That same year she announced she was taking a break from making and performing music. In 2013 Lily returned to the studio, having spent the previous three years raising her young family and establishing her own record label
Tracks:
A1 Sheezus
A2 L8 Cmmr
A3 Air Balloon
A4 Our Time
A5 Insincerely Yours
A6 Take My Place
B1 As Long As I Got You
B2 Close Your Eyes
B3 URL Badman
B4 Silver Spoon
B5 Life For Me
B6 Hard Out Here
CD:
CD-1 Sheezus
CD-2 L8 Cmmr
CD-3 Air Balloon
CD-4 Our Time
CD-5 Insincerely Yours
CD-6 Take My Place
CD-7 As Long As I Got You
CD-8 Close Your Eyes
CD-9 URL Badman
CD-10 Silver Spoon
CD-11 Life For Me
CD-12 Hard Out Here
CD-13 Interlude (bonus track)
CD-14 Somewhere Only We Know(bonus track)
At her best, Lily Allen operates just at the edge of a crowd, slyly and snidely passing judgment from a safe distance. That sense of remove remains on Sheezus, her overdue third album, but it's curdled. She's no longer an observer; she's an outsider longing to be inside. Blame it on her extended hiatus. Allen lay silent for a half decade, choosing to pursue a family life instead of the pop charts, but now that she's primed for a comeback, she's ready to ruffle some feathers, baiting Kanye West with her album title, sweetening M.I.A.'s style for "Air Balloon," and taking swipes at Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Lorde, and Lady Gaga on the album's title track. The subtext is clear: Allen is no provincial pop star; she belongs in the big leagues. Based on her two previous albums -- her 2006 debut Alright, Still and its 2009 sequel It's Not Me, It's You -- this claim to the throne wouldn't seem like a stretch, but unfortunately Sheezus is pretty thin gruel. Occasionally, there are glints of Lily's satirical swagger and casual craft, but Sheezus often teems with an unseemly defensiveness that sours the entire proceedings. It's there when Allen simultaneously sneers at and co-opts modern R&B ("Silver Spoon," "Hard Out Here"); it's there when she taunts other stars and also when she writes too many songs about her husband, warning all other females to not give him so much as a second look ("L8 Cmmr"). Many of these songs falter on their specificity; she's traded incisive commentary for pedantic details paired with music that winds up diminished by her weariness. Talented as she is, Allen does indeed rally at unexpected moments -- "Insincerely Yours" slides along to a yacht-soul groove, "Life for Me" cleverly twists Vampire Weekend's Graceland obsessions, and although the target of an Internet troll is beneath her, the barbs on "URL Badman" are at least sharpened -- but these songs only put the rest of Sheezus in dreary relief.
Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Bonus(cd,single,download): CD
Label: WARNER
This release: 2014
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