There’s a reason why, regardless of my general preferences for rock and metal over bubbly pop, I believe content is important.

Poison can be slipped past with a dose of sugar. I’ll stick with low hanging fruit here: Lily Allen.

A lot of her songs, the music itself is positive, upbeat, fun. Listen to the words though?

Start with “LDN”

The song proclaims that everything around her is shit. That any beauty she sees is at best self-delusion. Interestingly, the same applies to the song itself.

Or take this number:

I can think of few more psychotic songs other than , perhaps, Carrie Underwood and “Before He Cheats”.

The long and the short, her music is a pretty patina over some truly venomous stuff and victimhood.