- The Big Picture - http://www.ritholtz.com/blog -

Lily Allen

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On February 20, 2007 @ 6:00 pm In Digital Media,Music | Comments Disabled

B000kg5eqe01_aa240_sclzzzzzzz_ [1]I previously noted the live Lily Allen performances I uploaded to You Tube led to my DMCA takedown notice [2]. But I never followed up with the singer involved; this post will clarify the omission.

Lily Allen had one of the UK’s hottest albums last year, taking Britain by storm in summer 2006 with her debut album Alright, Still [1] reaching No. 2 on the U.K. Album charts, with her first U.K. single, "Smile," topping the U.K. Airplay chart for six weeks in a row. On first listen, the music sounds like a cross between bubble gum pop and Reggae. But upon closer listening, one hears sharp lyrics and a feisty wit. She took at different route than Alanis Morrisette’s Jagged Little Pill [3]. Instead of bitter invective, Allen relies on her acid tongue and a sly taste for payback.

Click for video

Alright_still [1]

Lily Allen

Below are the videos that You Tube took down; You can download the files and play them at your leisure

LDN.QT Video [4]

Smile.QT Video [5]




Article printed from The Big Picture: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog

URL to article: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2007/02/lily-allen/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000KG5EQE/thebigpictu09-20

[2] DMCA takedown notice: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2007/02/my_youtube_dmca.html

[3] Jagged Little Pill: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002MY3/thebigpictu09-20

[4] LDN.QT Video: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/files/lily_allen_ldn.mp4

[5] Smile.QT Video: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/files/Smile.mp4

Copyright © 2008 The Big Picture. All rights reserved.