Having purchased "It's Not Me, It's You" as soon as it was released, I feel cheated having to purchase another copy just to get a live DVD. Sure, I get a few mediocre acoustic tracks tacked on the end of the original album and three "additional tracks" (which actually aren't that bad), but to treat fans this way is unjust.
In their defence, perhaps EMI packaged it this way because the DVD wasn't good enough to stand on its own. Having seen Lily live at both Glastonbury and V festivals, in my opinion this is not one of her better performances as I feel she is let down by the backing band.
The main album is as good as ever, and I'd give that 5*. Acoustic tracks are only worth 2* as they are more of a novelty than a must listen to again and again. Bonus tracks 4*. DVD is 4*, but only because there are no other live DVD's of Lily availiable :-(
I met Lily Allen watching Jools Holland a couple of years ago and was gladly surprised by the voice style and attitude on scene of this gorgeous gifted youn girl. In fact one of the best artists Holland has ever presented on tv. This 2009 fine collection (CD + DVD), besides its convenient price, makes up a good chance to discover and enjoy a real new talent, quite hard to find these days. I highly recommend it.
this album never leaves the Cd player! it just gets better and better, not to be played in polite company unless they have a broad mind and are willing to embrace the reasons behind the profanities, yes there are lots but not one is out of place. from rock, pop and foot tapping country beats to mellow ballads and a touch of comedy/musical genius this CD has the lot.
first lilly allen album i got although i liked her previous singles the fear has to be the tune of 2009! this album does not dissapoint with a variety of musical styles to suit everyone and she really touches on some issues with her lyrics would deffo reccomend and the special edition you get remixes which give new life to the originals!