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10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Liz Phair Songs

Back when indie rock was beginning to brew, singer-songwriter Liz Phair emerged as a bold, feminist pioneer in the developing scene. Unafraid to overshare or…
Ilana Kaplan | April 26, 2016 - 10:48 am

The Anniversary

Whip-Smart Turns 20

When Liz Phair tried to go full-on pop with her 2003 self-titled album, working with Avril Lavigne's songwriting team and posing in Xbox magazine ads,…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2014 - 9:05 am

Deconstructing

Deconstructing: Liz Phair And Indie Rock Poptimism

As chronicled by Tom last Friday, Exile In Guyville made Liz Phair an indie rock hero. The album blazed new trails: a woman invading (and…
Chris DeVille | June 24, 2013 - 12:36 pm

More Liz Phair stories

Beach Slang – “Chopsticks” (Liz Phair Cover)

Beach Slang are good at covering songs. Last year, the Philly-based band released their rendition of Dramarama's "Anything, Anything" and a few weeks ago they…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 28, 2016 - 4:48 pm

Watch Liz Phair Cover Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” In New Orleans

Liz Phair is the latest musician to cover a Prince song in honor of the late legend. At both of her shows in the past…
Peter Helman | April 24, 2016 - 9:04 pm

Watch Liz Phair Play New Song “Our Dog Days Behind Us”

Liz Phair and the Smashing Pumpkins embarked on their In Plainsong tour a few weeks back, and Phair has been performing a brand new song…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 6, 2016 - 2:33 pm

The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Tour With Liz Phair

Two very different forms of early-'90s Chicago alt-rock will come together at venues around North America this summer. The Smashing Pumpkins are headed out on…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2016 - 10:02 am

Watch Matador’s Unearthed ’90s Kids Show Feat. Liz Phair, Jon Spencer, & Ira Kaplan

In 1997, Matador Records released a double CD/LP compilation entitled What's Up Matador. In addition to tracks from indie royalty like Pavement, Spoon, the Fall,…
Peter Helman | January 26, 2016 - 10:31 pm

Liz Phair – “Ho Ho Ho” (Stereogum Premiere)

Liz Phair is the person responsible for Exile In Guyville and Whip-Smart, two of the point-blank greatest albums in indie rock history, but she's been…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Honeyblood – “Mesmerizing” (Liz Phair Cover)

Earlier this summer, the Scottish duo Honeyblood released a self-titled debut full of toothy, spirited, tough-minded DIY indie-pop. And now, for a sort of victory…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Watch Liz Phair, Ben Folds, Weird Al Audition For Star Wars’ Cantina Band

In honor of Star Wars Day ("May the fourth be with you, revenge of the fifth..."), CollegeHumor rounded up some musicians to audition for the…
James Rettig | May 5, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Watch Liz Phair & Everclear Cover “This Land Is Your Land” At Tribeca Film Festival

As promised, Everclear and Liz Phair have recorded a cover of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" for the soundtrack to a new documentary…
Chris DeVille | April 22, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Liz Phair & Everclear Join Forces For Farmland

Liz Phair and Everclear both hit their creative and commercial peaks in the '90s, but the two occupied vastly different ends of the alt-rock spectrum.
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2014 - 9:33 am

The Anniversary

Exile In Guyville Turns 20

The past decade of Liz Phair has been a bit weird and awkward. There were the two flawed but intriguing major-label albums, failed crossover bids…
Tom Breihan | June 21, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Progress Report

Progress Report: Liz Phair

Name: Liz Phair Progress Report: Phair chats about People Like Us, her sometimes confusing career, and what she wants to do next. …
T. Cole Rachel | June 21, 2012 - 11:47 am

Liz Phair & A.R. Rahman – “Dotted Line”

On her extremely bizarre and kinda-funny 2010 album Funstyle, Liz Phair played around with Bollywood sounds, which was not something anyone ever expected with her.
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2012 - 3:36 pm

Liz Phair – “And He Slayed Her” Video

Two years ago, Liz Phair self-released her bizarre and bridge-burning Funstyle album. And now she's suddenly just now released a video for one of that…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2012 - 9:37 am

Read Liz Phair’s Lana Del Rey Op-Ed For WSJ

Her album and her Saturday Night Live performance both took critical poundings, but Lana Del Rey has already found one important celebrity pseudo-defender in Kristen
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2012 - 9:35 am

Watch Ted Leo Interview Michael Stipe, J Mascis, Liz Phair & Other SXSW Luminaries

SXSW 2011 came and went -- we have the portraits to prove it -- but it doesn't mean those days in Austin aren't still spitting…
Brandon Stosuy | March 29, 2011 - 5:47 pm

Liz Phair Reviews Keith Richards’ Life

Liz Phair knows something about the Rolling Stones -- her Exile In Guyville album matches the songs and pacing of the Stones's Exile On Main
jessica | November 9, 2010 - 2:30 pm
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