Sheezus

Lily Allen - Sheezus
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2014 Ratings: #808 / 845
User Score
Based on 178 ratings
2014 Ratings: #402
May 5, 2014 / Release Date
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Regal Recordings / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
PopMatters

What Sheezus proves is that Lily Allen is still growing and evolving as a musician, and even with a few lesser tracks here and there, Sheezus is so far her best-yet mix of personal stories and overarching cultural commentary. 

65
Under The Radar

Allen exerts herself so much on lyrical ammunition that musicality becomes a simplistic backdrop to her boisterous statements. Songs recycle uniform beats with nods to hip-hop and electronic influences, but Allen falls short of a revitalizing comeback. 

60
Time Out London

‘Sheezus’ isn’t a total triumph, 
but it’s great to have her back all the same.

60
musicOMH

Ultimately, there are some really strong pop moments on here, but they’re overshadowed by inane, inert, insignificant drama-queening of the highest degree.

50
AllMusic

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.

43
Consequence of Sound

Allen’s at her best when she’s casting a keen and honest eye on her subject, but too often on Sheezus, she sounds absent.

30
NME

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. 

MariellyAkarius
0
best album ever, my ears never hear something like this
exception
40
Lmao, it’s like Yeezus but made by a woman. And it’s fucking shit.
truerowance
75
This isn't Allen's best album but this isn't a total disappointment.
notbuzzzila
NR
Get it? It's like, like if Kanye West's "Yeezus" was made by a woman? One who uses the pronoun "SHE" (as in "she went to the house" or "she made an album")? So take Yeezus and replace the Yee with She and it's Sheezus? I get it
saramlracantora
50
Needless to say, you were going through an identity crisis at this time, Lily, it's noticeable with every track I hear from this album
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#47/The Telegraph

MISC LISTS

#20/SPIN (Pop)

Track List

  1. Sheezus
  2. L8 CMMR
  3. Air Balloon
  4. Our Time
  5. Insincerely Yours 
  6. Take My Place
  7. As Long as I Got You
  8. Url Badman
  9. Silver Spoon
  10. The Life For Me
  11. Hard Out Here
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