Liz Phair

Liz Phair - Liz Phair
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2003 Ratings: #237 / 239
User Score
Based on 15 ratings
June 24, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Capitol / Label
Pop Rock, Pop / Genres
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Entertainment Weekly
The resulting hybrid is an honestly fun summer disc with plenty of dark crevices, and a fascinating exercise in just what it means to act your annum in these age-unspecific times.
Slant Magazine

Phair, like the rest of us, has always seemed to marvel at her debut from afar, admiring her own genius and recognizing that there's no career to be had trying to top perfection.

It lacks the emotive eccentricity of Phair’s first three records, and it won’t be enough to make Lavigne’s fans fall for her, either.

It may be that Phair no longer has much to say ... but even so, the clothing and trappings of mainstream pop don't fit her well, and Liz Phair is a fascinatingly awkward, clumsy album.

Rolling Stone
Phair is a fine lyricist, and although she's lost some musical identity, she's gained potential Top Forty access. The rest is up to radio, and you.
The Guardian
Once renowned for barbed commentaries on the "women in rock" theme, her new songs are more like audio pornography, splattered messily with her thoughts on shagging, lust and underwear.
No Ripcord

It would be dead easy to just pan Liz Phair quite definitively, until one realizes that even a scathing critical analysis would be way more than it deserves.


Ten years on from Exile, Liz has finally managed to achieve what seems to have been her goal ever since the possibility of commercial success first presented itself to her: to release an album that could have just as easily been made by anybody else.

100 simply because Liz Phair's artistic progression (read: regression) provides us with a case study detailing the galvanic nature of the modern-day music industry and How To Sell Out In Style............... also because WHY CANT I BREATHE WHENEVER I THINK ABOUT U
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