Exile In Guyville (album) by Liz Phair

Exile In Guyville
Exile In Guyville by Liz Phair
Year: 1993
Overall rank: 728th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 367 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1993 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (134th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (728th)
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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77/100 (from 367 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 75.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.1.

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70/100
From 06/16/2020 19:00
Liz Phair has a very attractive voice. Some parts of the songs are quite interesting, but unfortunately I miss the more varied dynamics of the song during the song. Instead, there are either long indistinct passages or outright unsuitable constructions. When the interesting part appears, it is not supported by an interesting development. In my opinion, it's a pity, because the singer's voice and performing is attractive and even melodic ideas are sometimes good and original.
Best song of this album are:
Never Said
Explain it to me
Glory
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90/100
From 10/23/2019 13:14
A crueza de uma alma inteligente exposta!
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65/100
From 10/07/2018 06:56
I've owned this album since its release in 1993 and can say 25 years post and numerous listens it is definitely over rated IMHO

Don't get me wrong it has some great moments such as opener "6'1" , "Help Me Mary" , "Dance of the Seven Veils" the superb "Never Said" which is my favourite track here , the jaw dropping "Flower" and "Stratford-On-Guy" . All great tracks that are worth checking out

Unfortunately the back half of this album looses pace with some average inclusions , I always skip by "Explain It to Me" , "Canary" , the awful "Girls! Girls! Girls!" , "Shatter" and "Gunshy" with the remaining tracks ok at best

Oh and the cover is a ripper with Liz given licence to express her self in a Photo Booth , there is something uninhibited I just love about it

Good but far from great

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95/100
From 05/06/2018 15:53
Still sounds as fresh today as it did back in '93. This a great album full of punchy rock'n'roll with a dose of punk. Gritty and great. Excellent.
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85/100
From 02/20/2018 05:09
I love Liz Phair. At her best she makes song writing seem so simple. At the same time, she pushes the limits with her lyrical content. This is a very good album, probably her best. My favourite songs are Divorce Song, Never Said and Johnny Sunshine.
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From 05/19/2017 08:39
It's a thinker
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65/100
From 11/23/2016 21:47
I like "Fuck and Run", but the overall music is plane boring doesn't matter how great its lyrics are.
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From 05/10/2016 00:59
I love P.J., Tori, Alanis, Fiona and Bjork. So I feel like I'm supposed to love Liz, or at least this album (the rest are a severe drop), but I only like it. It's not awful, it's actually above average, and the concept/theme she has running through is not only clever but powerful in the time it was released for female singer-songwriters. But if you take the album song by song it becomes clear that the music is good but not amazing. Definitely a few stand out songs, and it's a good album, but overrated in indie-circles. Don't slam me with unhelpful votes if I don't like the album as much as you - this review is sincere and not an example of 'unhelpful'.
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90/100
From 01/03/2016 01:35
Much better than I was expecting. Indie grunge, pretty much no punk here. Some very ear pleasing harmonies and chord progressions.
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85/100
From 12/24/2015 01:04
Raw sex appeal.
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