[tps_title]8. Lily Allen – Shezus[/tps_title]
Unsurprisingly coming out of retirement, Lily Allen returns to the scene to show us just what she thinks about the current state of political, social and pop culture issues in the witty, irreverent style we have come to know and love. She’s still a beacon of commentary if you couldn’t tell by her album title, ripping on Kanye West’s album “Yeezus”. She challenges the music industries gender constructs with songs like “Sheezus” and “Hard Out There”, but also has something to say about our digital age in “URL Badman”. No album would be complete without it’s uncomplicated, but lyrically pleasing “pop” songs, and Allen delivers with the likes of “Air Balloon”, “Our Time” and the catchy “Insincerely Yours”. Per usual, this album is not one set style, but that is what we have come to expect (and applaud) from Lily Allen. She can deliver a variety of messages through a variety of different styles. As long as she has something to say, her fans will be more than happy to listen to her, trusting in her proven stylistic eclecticity as a mode of transport. Just give her that crown and let her be Sheezus. You won’t be disappointed with the results.
By Jon Espino