Liz Phair – Liz Phair

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Liz Phair
Artist: Liz Phair
Title: Liz Phair
Label: Capitol
Rating: 5/10

Company Line: Liz Phair’s self-titled new album of 14 brutally candid and clever confessionals. While just as frank as her previous work, the songs resonate with a new and earned maturity, not just in the brilliant and fearless lyrics, but also in the music.

The Good:
“H.W.C.” – Not sterling but it’s not pretentious in its desire to make us like it.

The Marginal:
“Extraordinary” – Not quite living up to its billing.
“It’s Sweet” – It sure is sweet… just too saccharine.
“Take A Look” – Hooky. It’s just too generic to enjoy over and over again.
“Little Digger” and “Firewalker” – Finally a track that sounds like there is sentiment yet it never win you over.

The Ugly:
“Rock Me” – Sterile versus and the chorus never lives up to the title.

Frankly: Liz Phair not much of to discuss. I pretty average release. Where is the fan Phair? It’s too bad that this wasn’t better than average.

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