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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: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  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 11, 2018
    70
    No Shame is exactly what it says it is--an album where all is revealed, even the unpleasant parts.
  5. Jun 21, 2018
    70
    Songs about divorce are hard enough, but Allen really gets the tears rolling on "Three", written from the perspective of her children whom she feels she has neglected with her busy touring schedule and life in the spotlight. ... While these sober moments are perhaps the most impactful on the album, Allen connects with her dreamy voice on less heart-wrenching tracks.
  6. 67
    It is an album far less fun than her previous ones, but that’s the point: Allen’s a bit tired of fun, and isn’t afraid to admit that “fun” can sometimes be the source of your troubles.
  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: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 9, 2018
    10
    It's been years since I last faced an album with such genuine intimacy as I did with No Shame. Lily has reached her absolute peak, songs suchIt's been years since I last faced an album with such genuine intimacy as I did with No Shame. Lily has reached her absolute peak, songs such as Three carry an absurd emotional power whereas others like Apples reach into that place between the end of a relationship and the end of a feeling to bring us back to what it's really all about. The special way in which she deals with pressure coming from her feelings and public image gives the record the "absolute perfection" trait. Congratulations Lily, you just gave the world a musical masterpiece and as a longtime listener and fan, I couldn't be more proud of you! Expand
  2. Jun 9, 2018
    10
    Sincere, heartbreaking, sad but at the same time catchy. It’s Lily at her best.
  3. Jun 8, 2018
    10
    O Melhor, ela consegiu se reerger e agora esta melhor do que nunca!! Waste dona do Álbum
  4. 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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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Jun 21, 2018
    6
    I do enjoy Lily Allen but it gets to a point where there isn't much going on and things start to feel slightly repetitive. The album is OK andI do enjoy Lily Allen but it gets to a point where there isn't much going on and things start to feel slightly repetitive. The album is OK and the issues on the tracks are very well written its just her presentation of them doesn't hit me hard enough which is a shame cause I normally enjoy her body of work. Expand

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