Lily Allen No ShameThe bubblegum bruiser that marked Allen on debut as a necessary antidote to pop’s artificial sweetness: gone.

This is a different Lil entirely, turning that bite on herself and tearing chunks out of her facade, leveraging darker tones and tension-building rhythms to put herself on trial. Curiously, where Allen’s vocals are usually well on top of the mix, here they’re swallowed by space, with Allen sounding distant while she introspects. Well, you have to step back to see yourself clearly. On No Shame, Lily Allen is clearly not taking any sh-t.

No Shame is out now via Warner.

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