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Lily Allen: Alright, Still
Buy! - (Regal)
This 21-year-old British singer-songwriter blew off her record label’s advice to make a more conventional pop record and went her own way through myspace, posting songs and humorous blogs that gained her a ton of fans, forcing her label to put out her music the way she wanted it to be. And what music it is: sunny, beat-driven pop flavored with reggae, ska, calypso, New Orleans R&B and hip hop combined with colorful lyrics that range from cheeky to biting as she delights in sending up ex-boyfriends, would-be suitors and whoever else she sets her sights on. 7/19/2006 - Don Yates