14 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Name-checking a host of other female pop stars, Lily Allen opens her third album with a plainspoken demand: “Gimme that crown… I wanna be Sheezus.” The charts would have a lot more moxie under Allen’s reign—Sheezus is brimming with sarcastic one-liners and quick-witted feminist jabs. Produced largely by GRAMMY®-winning songwriter Greg Kurstin (Foster the People, Ellie Goulding), Allen’s songs can be playfully sweet (the sweeping “Air Balloon” and the bubbling “L8 CMMR”), sardonic (the midtempo highlight “Our Time”), or downright salty (the anti-misogyny tirade of “Hard out Here”). But it’s the songwriter’s whip-smart intelligence that gives the big hooks of Sheezus lasting substance. 

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Name-checking a host of other female pop stars, Lily Allen opens her third album with a plainspoken demand: “Gimme that crown… I wanna be Sheezus.” The charts would have a lot more moxie under Allen’s reign—Sheezus is brimming with sarcastic one-liners and quick-witted feminist jabs. Produced largely by GRAMMY®-winning songwriter Greg Kurstin (Foster the People, Ellie Goulding), Allen’s songs can be playfully sweet (the sweeping “Air Balloon” and the bubbling “L8 CMMR”), sardonic (the midtempo highlight “Our Time”), or downright salty (the anti-misogyny tirade of “Hard out Here”). But it’s the songwriter’s whip-smart intelligence that gives the big hooks of Sheezus lasting substance. 

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

gbflloyd ,

SHEEZUS

all hail the queen of pop. get ready for this album to slay your summer

thepurplebunni ,

Auto-tune

I'm very disappointed in the ridiculous amount of unnecessary auto tune in this album. I would have expected better from lily and it takes away from her voice. The overall effect is that most of these saccharine sweet times in such a high pitch make it sound like you're listening to a kidz bob album. This could have been SO much better. As it is the songs that are gems are there, but few and far between.

Zach :D ,

whaaaat the hell happened!?

This is TERRIBLE! I loved her old stuff, but this is absolute CRAP.

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