Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Oh Lily you're so fine

On a whim I bought the album that's all the rage here by Lily Allen. It's called "Alright, still". ( I think)

She's a 21 year old geezerbird from London, daughter of Keith Allen, a professional geezer / comedian / musician that most here may know.

It's fucking brilliant. It's a very "London" album, from the language and the scenery she has painted to the people involved. At a stretch I would say it's a very "English" album, and I'm not sure I can see it selling by the bucketload in the US or maybe anywhere outside the UK as it's rammed to the brim with talk of geezers, the filth and Tesco. Lines like:

"A feller looking dapper, but he's sitting with a slapper."

The average foreign Johnny won't have a scooby what that means, will they?

I have a fear that's it a body of music that I'll be bored of soon and it'll sit in my CD collection for years only coming out once in a blue moon. Like that album by the Dream Warriors, the green one.

I hope that doesn't happen, I want to like this for a long time.


Charlotte said...

Yes yes yes! =D A brilliant album, but yeah I can't see many people here in SL relating to it that well.

When I listen to some of her songs I can't stop smiling, especially Alfie. It's all so mundane yet so hilarious.

Amazing how she became so huge so quickly nuh?

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Yes Charlotte. It's a real Londoner's album. Alfie is probably my favourite track, sounds like the music from a kid's pantomine, but with great lyrics. Apparently she built up a huge following by having a blog before she got massive.

I also love the "Don't mess with me 'cos you'll get a reaction, one more drink and I'm ready for action" one.

Just Mal said...

I hate admitting this in public, but I've totally fallen for Lily's kind of music. Especially alright still and friday night.

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Ok let's keep this between ourselves then, we don't want everyone to know about it.

Electra said...

oh, she is great. kinda cute, too. awesome, lazy voice and great, flawless music.

sach said...

I love Lily Allen. And Mr.Drummer, I have been writing a blog entry about her and what do you do? You beat me to it!!! Oh well, I'll forgive you this once ;)

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Sorry Sach, I'm sure your's will be much more eloquent and interesting than mine though