Tagged: Liz Phair

Holy Shit! She's Still Swimming! A Defense of Liz Phair

“Holy shit! Liz Phair’s gone off the deep end!” Since July 5, LAST WEEK, that’s been the basic critical reception to her self-released, ambush new record Funstyle. Reinvesting in some of her oft-nutty Girlysound roots … read more »

POSTED July 13, 2010 3:16PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Liz Phair Totally Eminems New Autobiographical Rap Track

People are so juiced on Eminem’s The Recovery, praising it as some sort of resurrection album. But Liz Phair’s apparently been looking to his past as of late, getting down to Em’s brass tacks: her … read more »

POSTED July 6, 2010 2:28PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Lo-Fi Acolytes, Hail Your Mother

Exile in Guyville, Liz Phair’s 1993 debut, doesn’t need any more accolades. Almost every nerd recognizes the fact that it is, basically, a lo-fi landmark. After revisiting it years after our first listen, we remember … read more »

POSTED May 14, 2010 11:51AM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS:

Polly Scattergood

What’s most remarkable is that no matter how far into the depths of despair Scattergood reaches (and when she channels death by suicide as in “Untitled 27″ or by cancer in “Breathe In Breathe Out”, those depths are very deep), her work retains a strange sense of hope. read more »

POSTED May 29, 2009 11:15AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Amazon Ranks Indie Rock In Top 100 Albums List

Nothing can induce a potent combination of nostalgia and rage like the time-honored top 100 list. All the major music magazines have come out with at least one or two, and Rolling Stone has about a one-per-month quota. But this latest one comes from a slightly unlikely source — Amazon.com. Apparently they don’t just sell you music. They might actually know a little something about it, too. Maybe. read more »

POSTED March 31, 2009 7:03PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,