Exile in Guyville

Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1993 Ratings: #18 / 370
User Score
Based on 172 ratings
1993 Ratings: #32
Liked by 6 people
June 22, 1993 / Release Date
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Matador / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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It’s been 26 years since Liz Phair released her debut album that later became a classic. And I am extremely glad that I decided to dedicate a few words to this masterpiece!

«Exile In Guyville» is one of the most outstanding albums ever made. It just disarms your mind with an incredibly soulful, fresh, confident low-fi sound, and strikes outright with unsurpassed lyrics, where aggression is covered with philosophical equanimity, and sincerity and straightforwardness simply ... read more
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Exit in Guyville is so straightforward to the point that it's disarming. From the unabashed amateurism of the instrumentals to the sometimes eye-raisingly intimate lyrics, the album sticks with you even if you can't initially discern one song from the other. Spending awhile with it proved to be really rewarding, as well as listening to it this time of year. I wouldn't have connected with it half as strongly had I listened to it at a different time of year. The spring coming round, finally being ... read more
Fuck and Run is one of the coolest songs I've ever heard but unfortunately the rest of the album is a bit off the mark. It's cool, but after such a song you'd want something more.
Quoting the admirable wordsmith, EMR... "A straight-forward alternative-rock classic, so honest and brave that it (shocked) the whole musical world back in 1993. Although there is nothing really outstanding in this huge collection of melancholic, passionate tracks, it is Liz Phair's open-hearted narratives that shine through in the overall experience, as the singer/songwriter displays a strong spirit that will take no more of the Guyville abuse. Her versatility and compelling songwriting ... read more
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Track List

  1. 6ft 1in 
  2. Help Me Mary 
  3. Glory 
  4. Dance Of The Seven Veils 
  5. Never Said 
  6. Soap Star Joe 
  7. Explain It To Me 
  8. Canary 
  9. Mesmerizing 
  10. Fuck And Run 
  11. Girls! Girls! Girls! 
  12. Divorce Song 
  13. Shatter 
  14. Flower 
  15. Johnny Sunshine 
  16. Gunshy 
  17. Stratford-On-Guy 
  18. Strange Loop
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Added on: October 13, 2012