Discuss amongst yourselves whether Funstyle is a hot mess or the return of adventurous Liz Phair, but one point that isn't debatable is that the album cost the singer her record deal. The singer posted on her website that the record "lost me my management, my record deal, and lots of nights of sleep." To Phair's early fans who weren't a fan of the undie-centric pop of Liz Phair, this could be a huge step in the right direction, but Phair went on to note that change is unpredictable:
"But here is the thing you need to know about these songs and the ones coming next: These are all me. Love them, or hate them, but don't mistake them for anything other than an entirely personal, un-tethered-from-the-machine, free for all view of the world, refracted through my own crazy lens. This is my journey. I'll keep sending you postcards."
I guess that means the rap stays. [Pitchfork]