The sound of New Orleans with an experimental flair
Some British pop stars don’t deserve to make it across the pond or around the world. No amount of trying made Robbie Williams catch on, and that’s a good thing. Lily Allen made a minor splash in 2006 when she released her debut album, Alright Still, which featured Caribbean and reggae influenced songs like “Smile” and “LDN” that became pop hipster anthems. At a time when indie music was mighty white, Allen was a white girl who seemed to get it. Plus, she had a sense of humor.