Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville proved that a debutante-attractive woman rocker singing about oral sex could earn the attention of the mostly male rock press corps. But Whitechocolatespaceegg confirms--much as her second alb... more »
Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville proved that a debutante-attractive woman rocker singing about oral sex could earn the attention of the mostly male rock press corps. But Whitechocolatespaceegg confirms--much as her second album, Whip-Smart, attempted--that Phair can be a pop tunesmith as well. Her songs snap and crackle with giddy doses of '80s new wave, Buddy Holly pop, and Stones rock; her husky voice mostly overcomes its previous, potentially off-putting wobble. And while the clangy "Johnny Feelgood" recalls Phair's earlier tough-sex scenarios, "Polyester Bride," which eavesdrops on a conversation between an advice-giving bartender and a wide-eyed female patron (maybe this season's answer to Semisonic's "Closing Time"), is more demonstrative of Whitechocolatespaceegg's thematic maturation: less titillating but no less womanly. And no less feisty. --Neal Weiss
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Oh4sythia@aol.com | California central coast | 10/28/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I haven't seen this edited version of the album myself, but the general consesus among Liz's internet fans is that it is exactly the same as the normal whitechocolatespaceegg, except that the track-listing on the cover is altered. As you can see from the tracklisting here, "Sh**tloads" has been substitued in the title for "Shitloads of Money." This slightly changed version of w.c.s.e is also known as the "clean cover" copy of the album. As far as I know, the other graphics and the musical content is still the same, so go ahead and reference the normal whitechocolatespaceegg reviews - it's definitely a 5 star album with broad appeal - I love it, as a longtime fan - and it has appealed to my non-fan friends as well. So whether you have heard Liz before or not (if not, you've been missing out), you will like this album."