It's Not Me, It's You

Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You
Critic Score
Based on 27 reviews
2009 Ratings: #539 / 835
User Score
Based on 170 ratings
2009 Ratings: #72
February 10, 2009 / Release Date
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EMI/Parlophone / Label
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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.

goncalocouto
100
I don't know how anybody could give this album less than perfect, because it's sweetly crafted. Perfect pop music in its finest form. Extremely catchy and an obvious display of Lily Allen's talent and songcraft. Every song on this album is iconic and relatable. In 2009, she was the perfect pop star for those crumbling times and this album is the proof.

✅ Everyone's At It | The Fear | Not Fair | 22 | I Could Say | Fuck You | Chinese | Him
truerowance
81
Lily Allen knows well how to do great songs.
73
Everyone's at it - 7/10
The Fear - 9/10
Not Fair - 6/10
22 - 7/10
I Could Say - 6/10
Back to the Start - 6/10
Never Gonna Happen - 7/10
Fuck You - 8/10
Who'd Have Known - 9/10
Chinese - 8/10
Him - 6/10
He Wasn't There - 8/10

Average - 7.3/10
heartcat
84
Everyone's at It 10/10
The fear 8,5/10
Not Fair 9,5/10
22 10/10
I could Say 7/10
Back o The Stars 8/10
Never Gonna Happen 6/10
Fuck You 10/10
Who'd Have Know 6/10
Chinese 10/10
Him 10/10
He Wasn't There 6/10
75
More focused sonically, though not thematically, than her debut, and ultimately less stunning, but still impressive. Lily Allen's sophomore album is much more sparkly and polished, but her trademark wit remains intact, and she achieves quite a few serious bangers.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#8/Q Magazine
#19/Spin
#25/NME
#30/NPR
#42/Amazon

Track List

  1. Everyone's at It
  2. The Fear
  3. Not Fair
  4. 22
  5. I Could Say
  6. Back to the Start
  7. Never Gonna Happen
  8. Fuck You
  9. Who'd Have Known
  10. Chinese
  11. Him
  12. He Wasn't There
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