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No Shame

Lily Allen

No Shame

Forth studio album of electropop from the English singer-songwriter

ADM rating[?]

7.1

Label
PLG UK Frontline
UK Release date
08/06/2018
US Release date
08/06/2018
  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Finishing listening to the album is like finishing a therapy session, cathartic both for Lily and her listeners
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  2. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    On a record about divorce, Allen finds renewed strength through vulnerability
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  3. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It’s unlikely that No Shame will repeat her earlier commercial success, but it’s her most satisfying and focused release.
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  4. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    It won’t win any new fans and will likely draw its fair share of criticism, but No Shame is a deceptively powerful album that, though tough to take in one sitting, is richly rewarding in its emotional complexity
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  5. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    At its best, her rawest and most revealing album
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  6. 8.0 |   NME

    It’s hard to deny No Shame represents the woman who made it: it’s a smart, self-aware and compellingly imperfect record with a pretty unique point of view
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  7. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    One of Allen’s strongest to date
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  8. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Offers spikiness, regret and vulnerability via uniformly first-rate pop
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  9. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Allen is happy again; still up for the fight and – most importantly – she’s herself
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  10. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Bold emotional directness supplanting gobby perpetual-teen 'tude on a set of soulful urban pop. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   Q

    No Shame is a reminder that this is what Allen does, and she does it very well. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Crack

    Lily Allen has once again drawn upon brutally honest and painfully raw experiences from her own personal life to create an all-encompassing and emotive sonic journey that keeps your finger firmly on the repeat button
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  13. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Remains very much Allen’s own, personal record
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  14. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    No Shame is exactly what it says it is — an album where all is revealed, even the unpleasant parts
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  15. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Over a decade after her debut hit "Smile," the UK singer is s still a uniquely honest voice in pop
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  16. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    The confrontational goading of Allen’s early Smile-era music remains, but on No Shame it is shrouded in the spectres of adulthood: fatigue, responsibility and retrospection
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  17. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    On No Shame, the 33-year-old Lily Allen accomplishes that personal revelation and introspection many artists don't accomplish until their mid-to-late 40s
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  18. 6.7 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Just because it lacks snark does not mean No Shame is any less clever; in fact, the composition of the songs more or less gives you a play-by-play of Allen’s past few years
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  19. 6.3 |   Pitchfork

    An album that dilutes staggering sincerity with uninspired beats
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  20. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Though No Shame ultimately feels more like a transition than a reinvention, it’s good to see Allen coming back for seconds
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  21. 6.0 |   music OMH

    No Shame is an intense record; one that could see her sink or swim. There’s a sense that she’s drawing a line, and that now she’s aired her unfinished business, she’s ready for action
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  22. 6.0 |   DIY

    She’s found a sound that feels authentic again. And that’ll do for now
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  23. 5.0 |   A.V. Club

    This is a prettier, more heartfelt record than Sheezus, but only a slightly better one
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  24. 3.5 |   Under The Radar

    Over the course of the whole record, the lethargic tempos, lack of style, and the uninspired songwriting become a bit tiring
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