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Re: “What the Phuck?

OK, I'll defend her. When I first heard "Bollywood," yes, I was horrified. But I've listened to it many times since, and it's really grown on me. "And He Slayed Her," from the same album, is the best Liz Phair song in a long, long time.

From the title on down, Funstyle is a throwback to Ms. Phair's Girlysound days. The note on her website simply explains that, rather than try to sound like Avril Lavigne (the self-titled album) or Sheryl Crow (Somebody's Miracle), she's back to following her own muse.

Liz Phair is an underrated artist - and yes, I realize Exile is one of the most critically acclaimed debuts of all time. The unreleased demos from whitechocolatespaceegg are excellent. Somewhere in there is still the mind that wrote Guyville, and Funstyle shows flashes of its brilliance. Let's not count her out just yet.

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Posted by Pitbull in a Basement on 07/22/2010 at 4:43 PM

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