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Sheezus [Deluxe Edition] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
At her best, Lily Allen operates just at the edge of a crowd, slyly and snidely passing judgment from a safe distance. That sense of remove remains on Sheezus, her overdue third album, but she's no longer an observer; she's an outsider longing to be inside. Blame it on her extended hiatus. Allen lay silent for a half decade, choosing to pursue a family life instead of the pop charts, but now that she's primed for a comeback, she's ready to ruffle some feathers, baiting Kanye West with her album title, sweetening M.I.A.'s style for "Air Balloon," and taking swipes at Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Lorde, and Lady Gaga on the album's title track. The subtext is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
At her best, Lily Allen operates just at the edge of a crowd, slyly and snidely passing judgment from a safe distance. That sense of remove remains on Sheezus, her overdue third album, but she's no longer an observer; she's an outsider longing to be inside. Blame it on her extended hiatus. Allen lay silent for a half decade, choosing to pursue a family life instead of the pop charts, but now that she's primed for a comeback, she's ready to ruffle some feathers, baiting Kanye West with her album title, sweetening M.I.A.'s style for "Air Balloon," and taking swipes at Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Lorde, and Lady Gaga on the album's title track. The subtext is clear: Allen is no provincial pop star; she belongs in the big leagues. There are glints of Lily's satirical swagger and casual craft, but Sheezus also finds her sneering at and borrowing from modern R&B ("Silver Spoon," "Hard Out Here"), while also finding her writing many songs about her husband, warning all other females to not give him so much as a second look ("L8 Cmmr"). The best moments come unexpectedly: "Insincerely Yours" slides along to a yacht-soul groove, "Life for Me" cleverly twists Vampire Weekend's Graceland obsessions, and although the target of an Internet troll is beneath her, the barbs on "URL Badman" are sharpened. [A Deluxe Edition added three bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2014
  • Label: Wb / Parlophone
  • UPC: 825646307708
  • Catalog Number: 542491
  • Sales rank: 26,152

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sheezus (3:53)
  2. 2 L8 CMMR (3:26)
  3. 3 Air Balloon (3:48)
  4. 4 Our Time (4:19)
  5. 5 Insincerely Yours (3:40)
  6. 6 Take My Place (3:32)
  7. 7 As Long As I Got You (3:24)
  8. 8 Close Your Eyes (3:36)
  9. 9 Url Badman (3:39)
  10. 10 Silver Spoon (3:38)
  11. 11 Life For Me (4:00)
  12. 12 Hard Out Here (3:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Wind Your Neck In (3:21)
  2. 2 Who Do You Love? (3:27)
  3. 3 Miserable Without Your Love (3:25)
  4. 4 Holding On To Nothing (3:01)
  5. 5 Somewhere Only We Know (3:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lily Allen Primary Artist, Vocals
Kevin Dukes Dobro, Lap Steel Guitar
Benjamin Garrett Bass, Piano
Greg Kurstin Bass, Guitar, Piano, Accordion, Drums, Keyboards
Fraser T. Smith Guitar, Keyboards
Tim Rice-Oxley Piano, Background Vocals
Aaron Sterling Drums
Ladonna Harley Peters Background Vocals
Ben Esser Percussion, Drums
Ash Soan Drums
Shellback Keyboards, Background Vocals
Paul Beard Percussion, Piano
DJ Dahi Keyboards
Paul Sayer Acoustic Guitar
Alex Burey Guitar
Sam Skirrow Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Kevin Dukes Engineer
Benjamin Garrett Composer, Programming, Instrumentation
Greg Kurstin Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Mike Reeves Engineer
Geoff Pesche Mastering
James Banbury String Arrangements
Stuart Hawkes Mastering
Fraser T. Smith Composer, Producer, Engineer
Todd Interland Management
Tom Chaplin Composer
Tim Rice-Oxley Composer
Aimee Phillips Art Direction
Aaron Sterling Drum Engineering
Lily Allen Composer, Art Direction
Jesse Shatkin Engineer
Graham Archer Engineer
FrYars Producer
Alex Pasco Engineer
Shellback Composer, Programming, Producer
Paul Beard Arranger, Programming, Producer
Mike Horner Engineer
Karen Poole Composer
Richard Welland Art Direction
DJ Dahi Programming, Producer
Richard Hughes Composer
Dacoury Natche Composer
Matt Doughty Vocal Engineer
Julian Burg Engineer
Will Hicks Vocal Engineer
Rice-Oxley Composer
Michael Whitham Contributor
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