Exile In Guyville (studio album) by Liz Phair
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Exile is a period classic, but Phair fans should check out Soberish which may be her best work. That's my hot take any way.
I appreciate this more now than in previous attempts to get into it, but it's still a mixed bag of song quality.
Even though it was released ten years prior, this sounds like all of 2003 condensed into an album to me. I quite enjoy it, even though it could have been a little bit shorter.
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:
Explain it to me
A crueza de uma alma inteligente exposta!
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
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.
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.
It's a thinker
I like "Fuck and Run", but the overall music is plane boring doesn't matter how great its lyrics are.
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