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New Album Costs Liz Phair Record Deal, But It's All Part Of Her Journey

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]

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wait, seriously, does she really spit some raps on her record??

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Spit may be too strong a verb.

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I love the new album. It reminds me of her GIRLYSOUNDS recordings -- a nice mix between satirical and serious songwriting. There are some REALLY solid tracks on the album ("You Should Know Me," "Miss September," "My, My," "Oh, Bangladesh," "Bang! Bang!", "And He Slayed Her," and "Satisfied.") The others are more silly, but I still love them. The old Liz Phair has officially returned! I can't wait to hear what else she has in store!


The songs are not terrible and some are actually quite brilliant. The humor is huge! The problem with Liz Phair is that she's never had positive receptions to her albums since her first. The truth is she mixes it up and keeps it fresh without losing her personality (most of the time) This album feels like the real Liz Phair since Exile....


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