Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the release of "Exile in Guyville," Liz Phair's pretty remarkable debut album. So let this day-late post serve as a tribute both to the album, but to Phair as an artist. In terms of critical acceptance, she's never scaled the heights she reached with the debut, although my favorite album of hers is 2003's "Liz Phair," which was only one of the most polarizing albums in the history of rock 'n roll. When it came out, the Village Voice published three reviews of it - one mildly negative, one absolutely scathing, and a full-scale endorsement from Robert Christgau.
But back in the summer of '93, Liz could do no wrong.
"Girls, Girls, Girls," from the summer of 1993.