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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the British pop singer features guest appearances from Burna Boy, Giggs and Lady Chann.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. 90
    This record comes four years after Sheezus, and the time and space Lily has taken out has created a masterpiece. Ballads stand side by side with dance beats; rappers, dancehall and afrobeat singers feature alongside production from Mark Ronson, Ezra Koenig and Fryars--yet it all comes together into a smooth and succinct tale of finding your identity after a crisis.
  2. 83
    With No Shame, Allen has eschewed making an Irish exit from her days as a party girl and instead delivered a eulogy that gracefully buries the past while continuing to seek the sunshine of the future.
  3. Jun 8, 2018
    80
    It would be a hard listen were it not for the fact that the music is so great: tropical house shot in soft-focus and slow-motion, orchestrated 70s singer-songwriter ballads, every melody and chorus finished to a uniformly high standard.
  4. Jun 26, 2018
    75
    The somewhat dated soundscape presents the album one relative weakness, but truthfully, sticking to her guns serves Allen and No Shame just fine, with the clear spotlight allowed for her vocals.
  5. Jun 15, 2018
    70
    No Shame isn't a soundtrack to party. It's music for reflection, and coming from an artist who made snark her specialty, that's a step forward.
  6. Jun 8, 2018
    70
    No Shame might sound placid on its surface, but a closer listen reveals that as her sonics have become more gentle, Allen's truth bombs have become even more explosive.
  7. Jun 12, 2018
    35
    Over the course of the whole record, the lethargic tempos, lack of style, and the uninspired songwriting become a bit tiring. So the album as a whole is a disappointment for someone with so much talent and potential.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jun 9, 2018
    10
    Sincere, heartbreaking, sad but at the same time catchy. It’s Lily at her best.
  2. Jun 9, 2018
    10
    This album is a nothing short of a masterpiece. The production, witty yet deep lyrics delivered with such a fine vocal has made this album ofThis album is a nothing short of a masterpiece. The production, witty yet deep lyrics delivered with such a fine vocal has made this album of the year for me. Everything to Feel Something is one of the best songs ever made. No doubt. I love how it was a nod to her first album, the beat choices and vocal delivery gave me fond flashbacks to 2006. Lily Allen is one of the most original artists the world has been blessed to hear.

    No Shame is her best project, deserves so many awards. This is what a pop album should sound like, Lily has out beaten all of her peers. Congratulations.
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  3. Jun 23, 2018
    10
    Lily Allen as it best. Amazing lyrics, songs an beats. Pushing Up Daisies is my absolutely favorite. Congrats Lily!!
  4. Jun 8, 2018
    10
    Lily conseguiu nos mostrar seu lado mais pessoal e transparecer intimidade e vulnerabilidade da forma mais pura possível. O álbum estáLily conseguiu nos mostrar seu lado mais pessoal e transparecer intimidade e vulnerabilidade da forma mais pura possível. O álbum está impecável, do início ao fim. É nítido o seu amadurecimento tanto pessoal como musical, desde Sheezus. As letras estão mais maduras, sinceras e profundas, mostrando uma Lily que pouco conhecíamos, juntamente com o instrumental perfeito e o conceito do álbum. Um comeback digno de Lily Allen. Expand
  5. Jun 16, 2018
    9
    Lily Allen is such a great artist. She managed again to reinvent herself, musically and lirically, without losing her personality, her vibes,Lily Allen is such a great artist. She managed again to reinvent herself, musically and lirically, without losing her personality, her vibes, her style. No Shame is full of themes and musical genres, and Lily sounds perfect in just every song. From being a mother, to being a star, from being a lover to being a person, that's what this album is all about. Just simple and direct, like the other 3 Lily's albums, but effective. Expand
  6. Aug 10, 2018
    9
    No Shame(8,8/10)
    01 - Come On Then 10/10
    02 - Trigger Bang (feat. Giggs) 10/10 03 - What You Waiting For? 8/10 04 - Your Choice (feat.
    No Shame(8,8/10)
    01 - Come On Then 10/10
    02 - Trigger Bang (feat. Giggs) 10/10
    03 - What You Waiting For? 8/10
    04 - Your Choice (feat. Burna Boy) 6/10
    05 - Lost My Mind 10/10
    06 - Higher 9/10
    07 - Family Man 9/10
    08 - Apples 100000/10
    09 - Three 6/10
    10 - Everything to Feel Something 10/10
    11 - Waste (feat. Lady Chann) 10/10
    12 - My One 8/10
    13 - Pushing Up Daisies 10/10
    14 - Cake 8/10
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  7. Jul 2, 2018
    5
    It's not as inspired as Lily Allen used to be, but "No Shame" has its moments. "Trigger Bang" is a goddamn great song and "Family Man" has aIt's not as inspired as Lily Allen used to be, but "No Shame" has its moments. "Trigger Bang" is a goddamn great song and "Family Man" has a power hard to get out there. Expand

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