Thursday, March 29, 2007

British Bad Girls

Lily Allen vs. Amy Winehouse? Who would win?

I've been listening to the music of these fine ladies from the next wave of the British invasion a lot lately. Both pop artists are talented in different ways and have been huge across the Atlantic for a while now, so of course the U.K. tabloids are pitting the two against each other. Why not join in on the fun?

For those of you unfamiliar with their music, they're both known as brutally honest bad girls who sing over (mostly) sweetly upbeat tunes. Lily sings a tongue-in-cheek ditty called "Alfie" where she chastises her little brother for spending all day in a cloud of weed smoke, while Amy croons about saying no-no-no to those pushing her into treatment in "Rehab." Allen's beats are more ska and reggae inspired, while Winehouse's tunes are decidedly Motown influenced. Each of their CD's have had some production by DJ extraordinaire Mark Ronson. Amy Winehouse probably has stronger vocal chops, often compared to songstresses like Lauryn Hill and Sarah Vaughn, while Lily Allen has a fairly unique, if not weaker, voice.

I enjoy them both but have a favorite right now. Can you guess which one?


  1. Autumn Skye3/31/07, 9:32 PM

    Pisceline! It's been so long since I checked out your blog! (I've been hunting for the email with the link & now my smart arse went ahead and bookmarked this ish!)

    Love your latest entry - LOVIN' me some Winehouse right now, and just today read an article on Lily Allen! Mos def interested to check out some Allen tunes, but I gotta say, anyone who can use the word 'fuckery' in a song has got my vote! :)

    Hope you're feeling better! 'Mild flu season' my arse! Promise to tune in here more regularly! xox

  2. Yay! I've been wanting to ask you how you feel about Miss Winehouse. Good shit. :)