It's Not Me, It's You

Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You
Critic Score
Based on 34 reviews
2009 Ratings: #475 / 900
User Score
Based on 366 ratings
2009 Ratings: #74
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

There's a slight drawback to this cohesion -- It's Not Me never hits heights as blinding as "Smile" or "LDN" -- but this approach does wind up spotlighting just how special a pop star Lily Allen is, how she captures all that's wretched and glorious about her time without falling into any of its traps, probably because she's clever enough to avoid them in the first place.

66
Pitchfork

Even if the new album can be cheaply on-the-nose and opportunistic at times, it's hard to root against Lily Allen.

schurtt
80

It's Not Me, It's You é o segundo álbum da Lily Allen e, de maneira geral, permanece à altura do que a britânica apresentou em seu trabalho anterior.

O material já inicia com a polêmica Everyone's At It, responsável por fazer uma crítica sobre a hipocrisia das pessoas em tratar as drogas recreativas e/ou prescritas de um jeito negativo, mesmo sabendo que grande parcela da sociedade consome às escondidas. É uma ... read more

goncalocouto
100

every song on this album is iconic and relatable

LAVS
90

Stunning lyrics.

Everyone's At It - 9.5/10⭐
The Fear - 10/10⭐
Not Fair - 10/10⭐
22 - 10/10⭐
I Could Say - 8.5/10
Back to the Start - 10/10⭐
Never Gonna Happen - 8.5/10
Fuck You - 9.5/10⭐
Who'd Have Known - 9/10⭐
Chinese - 7.5/10
Him - 8/10
He Wasn't There - 7/10

Phoenix
NR

There are too many records that deserve the ratings this album has been getting WAY BEFORE this album.

FAVORITE TRACKS: THE FEAR, WHO'D HAVE KNOWN.

thejonspot
81

For a pop album to be this well written, tongue-in-cheek, witty, funny, in your face, poignant, honest and for it to have aged so well is certainly rare. It's kind of a pity that the production at times may overshadow the aforementioned, though. While it may easily be among Greg Kurstin's cleanest production works, it doesn't attempt to go anywhere outside the generic pop/synthpop mold and while that works for Lily Allen and this album, the potential is there dying to be exploited and it isn't.

ElisPlaylist
86

I will proudly die on the hill saying that Lily Allen was very much ahead of her time in terms of pop songwriting. She bought a whole lot of brutal honesty, humour and sarcasm to pop music that a lot of artists today clearly take inspiration from.
Wanna fight me? My shoutbox is always open

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Track List

1Everyone's At It
4:38
93
2The Fear
3:27
94
3Not Fair
3:21
96
422
3:06
96
5I Could Say
4:04
92
6Back to the Start
4:14
92
7Never Gonna Happen
3:27
83
8Fuck You
3:43
94
9Who'd Have Known
3:50
96
10Chinese
3:28
93
11Him
3:17
93
12He Wasn't There
2:51
91
Total Length: 43 minutes

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