Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
It’s Not Me, It’s You Digital Media 13 Regal (latest incarnation under Parlophone Records, relaunched in 1995)
It’s Not Me, It’s You Digital Media 12 Regal (latest incarnation under Parlophone Records, relaunched in 1995)
It’s Not Me, It’s You Digital Media 14 Regal (latest incarnation under Parlophone Records, relaunched in 1995)
It’s Not Me, It’s You CD 14 Regal (latest incarnation under Parlophone Records, relaunched in 1995) TOCP-66860 4988006870116
It’s Not Me, It’s You Enhanced CD 13 Regal (latest incarnation under Parlophone Records, relaunched in 1995) 5099969427527 5099969427527
It’s Not Me, It’s You Enhanced CD 12 Regal (latest incarnation under Parlophone Records, relaunched in 1995) 5099969427725 5099969427725
It’s Not Me, It’s You 12" Vinyl 12 Regal (latest incarnation under Parlophone Records, relaunched in 1995) 5099926723310, REG 151LP 5099926723310
It’s Not Me, It’s You Enhanced CD 12 Regal (latest incarnation under Parlophone Records, relaunched in 1995) REG 151CD 5099969427626
It’s Not Me, It’s You CD 12 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 509992 67233 03 5099926723303
It’s Not Me, It’s You (US Censored Version) CD 12 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 509996-93909-20 5099969390920
It’s Not Me, It’s You CD 13 Regal (latest incarnation under Parlophone Records, relaunched in 1995) 5099945779701 5099945779701
It’s Not Me, It’s You (special edition) CD + DVD-Video 21 + 13 Regal (latest incarnation under Parlophone Records, relaunched in 1995) LCO299 5099945785825
It’s Not Me, It’s You (special edition) Digital Media 23 Regal (latest incarnation under Parlophone Records, relaunched in 1995)
It’s Not Me, It’s You (special edition) CD + DVD-Video 21 + 13 Regal (latest incarnation under Parlophone Records, relaunched in 1995) 5099945638329, REG 151CDY 5099945638329
It's Not Me, It's You (special edition) Digital Media 23 Parlophone
It's Not Me, It's You (Edição Especial DVD+CD) CD + DVD-Video 21 + 13 EMI (double‐boxed EMI logo representing Japanese domestic repertoire from 東芝EMI and EMIミュジック・ジャパン, until the latter’s acquisition by Universal Music Japan in April 2013), Regal (EMI-associated with 'box' logo similar to that of EMI.) 5099945779725, 5099945779794 5099945779725
It’s Not Me, It’s You CD 11 Regal (latest incarnation under Parlophone Records, relaunched in 1995) 5099930647220, A3242-2(L) 9787799630540
It’s Not Me, It’s You (special edition) Digital Media 24 Regal (latest incarnation under Parlophone Records, relaunched in 1995)
Promotion
Megamix: It’s Not Me, It’s You Digital Media 1 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) [none]
It’s Not Me, It’s You CD 21 Universal Music Publishing Group

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: 22
Back to the Start / Kabul Shit
Fuck You
I Could Say
Not Fair
The Fear
remixes: It's Not Me, It's... Doctor Rosen Rosen
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000809044 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/44109 [info]
Wikidata: Q1416620 [info]
Wikipedia: en: It's Not Me, It's You [info]
other databases: http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/240720 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/lily_allen/its_not_me__its_you/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/hwgb [info]

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Bigger, brighter and more danceable than predecessor Alright, Still, this autobiographical album is chock-full of double standards, crashing generalisations, and taunts, giving a handy update on Lily's state of mind.

Opener Everyone's At It is a wonderful ball of contradiction. Pointing the finger at everyone, from those taking sleeping pills to those on crack, Lily admits that she's been there. Now, bored with all-nighters, it's those still awake that she's hectoring. Musically, it's a different story, with more celebratory old-skool ''voot-voots'' than you can shake an MDMA fuelled glow stick at.

Fear addresses London-Paper-Lily, who buys a beach in Jamaica, supports Kylie at a private party in Dubai, diets, and has a shoe closet the size of Brazil. Eminently danceable and slightly trancey, she apologises for her avarice, confidently blaming the system.

Musical rip-offs are still at large: Him sees Lily wondering about God (''His favourite band is Creedence Clearwater Revival''), to a backing track referencing Nico's These Days, while George Bush tribute, F*** You, trips along to the Carpenters' Close To You piano.

The ugly side of the album comes out in Not Fair, a pseudo country track which could give Victoria Wood a run for her money in comedy bad sex songs. Likewise, accordion-fuelled Never Gonna Happen glorifies using someone who loves her for sex.

22 is a unkind ditty about pretty women who find that, nearing 30 and single, they are worthless to society, leaving you wondering if Lily Allen is an unreconstructed male in a young woman's body.

He Wasn't There is a track about her dad's lack of parental responsibility, while calling him her hero. And Chinese appears to address her mother, who's always there for her, yet, ''I know it doesn't seem so fair but I'll send you a postcard when I get there''.

And therein lies the difficulty: the album's a piece of exquisitely produced, loveable pop, perhaps down to co-writer and producer Greg Kurstin of addictively catchy duo, The Bird And The Bee. But it would be rather lovely to be able to listen without the clattering opinions of this complex character.