It's Not Me, It's You is the second studio album by English singer Lily Allen. It was released on 4 February 2009 by Regal Recordings and Parlophone. It was produced and co-written by Greg Kurstin, with whom Allen had previously worked on her debut studio album, Alright, Still (2006).
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About It's Not Me, It's You. It’s Not Me, It’s You is Lily Allen’s second studio album released February 4th 2009 via regal & parlophone and reached a top spot of number 1 in the UK Albums Chart. The album expressed Allen’s progressive shift from the ska and reggae influences of Alright Still to a more mainstream electropop genre with hints of country influence while still working with producer Greg Krustin
It's all agreeably reminiscent of peak period Madness, while the dreamy deftness of the more electronic moments echoes Abba and the Pet Shop Boys. Nothing on the album is really aimed towards men, unless they're the butt of the joke or the object of desire. And in the latter category, Who'd Have Known and Chinese are lovely evocations of the simple pleasures of the beginnings of love affairs. Parents be warned, though: much of this record will prove too rude for Lily's many pre-teen fans. The best thing about It's Not Me, It's You, though, is Allen's voice.
While it's hardly a pop renaissance, It's Not Me, It's You is an appropriate follow-up to a debut that peaked not only because of its musical merits but also because of it's cultural catalysts. With the bitchy-Brits trend hopefully on the way out, Lily is relying on her natural charisma and talent and it seems like she'll pull through. Masked Intruder Masked Intruder.
It was released in the United Kingdom on February 9th 2009 and on February 10th 2009 in the US. First Impressions Listening once through, it is an impressive album. Lily has grown as an artist and in person since her debut. You can feel the maturity displayed in the album. Nothing to complain about. With brillant, sharp lyrical wit that she's known for, she's gone electro-pop from her previous offering, which is more alternative-pop.
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So it seems odd for this chart guerrilla to fall into so many trad-pop trappings on sophomore album It's Not Me, It's You. There's the sound: Alright, Still's hissy, homey samples are booted for decidedly more streamlined and schizophrenic backdrops. The voice: Allen's conversational and unpredictable flow is replaced with broad, upfront lines. The words: Since she's the story day after day now, the singer's journalistic wisecracks have turned inward- and this time Lily's taking on biggies like religion, family strife, and drug abuse
Lily Allen's second album is one of the biggest of 2009, entering the UK charts at No. 1 and even scoring a Top 5 success in the . Rarely out of the public eye in a turbulent couple of years, Allen reminds us here that the initial reason that she became famous was as the writer of infectious, witty pop records.
|1||So, Here We Are With Your 2nd Album, It's Not You, It's Me (Any Clue To The Songs There, I Wonder?) They Always Call It The 'Difficult Second Album'. Was It?||0:23|
|2||The Album Has Been Produced By Greg Kurstin, Who Has Worked With The Likes Of All Saints, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Inara George Etc. How Did You Hook Up With Him?||0:40|
|3||So How Did You Work Out A System? He Normally Lives In The USA, Of Course.||1:38|
|4||OK, So The Two Of You Are In The Studio. Who Does What?||1:05|
|5||One Of The Most Noticeable Things About This CD Is That, Although The Subjects Are Often Quite Dark And Serious, The Musical Treatment Is Often Quite Bouncy And Jolly. Greg's Musical Ideas Presumably Make You Laugh Sometimes?||0:46|
|6||So, As Part Of The Process Of Writing Songs, You Make Notes Of Things That You Observe And Things That Happen To You. Those Notebooks Are Really Important. Ever Lost One?||0:29|
|7||So, Track By Track Through The Album. The First Song Is Called Everybody's At It, That Is, Taking Drugs. Do You Feel Moved To Want To Change Society, Through Music?||1:07|
|8||The Fear Is About Pursuit Of Fame And Celebrity Today. Is This From Your Point Of View, Or Somebody On The Outside?||2:58|
|9||The 3rd Song Is Called 22. The Female At The Heart Of The Story Is Now Nearly 30, But Behaving As Though She Was Still Early 20s. But The 'Rules' Say Her Life Is Already Over...||1:03|
|10||More Humour, On The Johnny Cash Type Intro And Backing Track Of Not Fair, But The Song Is About A Subject That Obviously Matters To You. The Business Of Your Man Not, Er, Staying The Course In The Bedroom Department. Is That Funny?||1:19|
|11||Track 5, I Could Say, Is About Someone Growing, After The End Of A Relationship, You?||0:40|
|12||Track 6, Go Back To The Start, Is 140 Bpm. That's Miles Faster Than We've Been Used To With Your Songs...||0:54|
|13||Is The Song, Go Back To The Start, About A Personal Relationship?||0:37|
|14||Track 7, Never Gonna Happen, Is Another Serious Look At A Relationship. As A Writer, You Sit Around Watching People, Often At 5 In The Morning, When They're Not At Their Best. Is There A Point Where You Think, 'I Could Be Doing Something Much Better, Like Going To Bed'?||0:35|
|15||Track 8 Is Called Fuck You, The Iron Fist In The Velvet Glove Again, Because It Has A Lovely Tender Opening.||1:35|
|16||The Two Lead Characters In This Next Song, Who'd Have Known, Seem Strangely Separate. Why Is There Distance Between Them?||1:00|
|17||Track 10 Is Chinese, As In 'Let's Get A Chinese And Watch TV'. This Is About You And Your Mum. (And That's Your Sister Done, Your Mum And Your Dad Still To Come.) Why Write A Song About Your Mum?||0:46|
|18||Him, The Next Song, Is About God. But God Seen From An Unusual Point Of View. Well, The LA Point Of View, I Guess.||0:49|
|19||The Lyric Says God's Favourite Band Is Creedence Clearwater Revival. Bit Out Of Your Time, Isn't It?||0:24|
|20||And Finally, On This New CD, He Wasn't There. Who On Earth, I Wonder, Could This Be About?||0:48|