Hey Everyone, I recently started to get really into Liz Phair's music. I picked up Exile In Guyville, Whip-Smart, Whitechocolatespaceegg, and yes even her self titled album over the past few weeks. I'll be the first to say that her self titled album is for the most part pretty awful(though some of the songs that aren't getting radio airplay are decent) compared to any of the other three but those other three are really great discs. The free internet EP that you can download when you buy her new one was pretty good too(and made up for some of my disappointment with the self titled disc) It seems like everyone loves Exile but opinions are pretty mixed with Whipsmart and Whitechocolatespacegg. I for one think they're both excellent discs. The guitar hooks are still simple and while the lyrics aren't quite as meaningful as Exile, they're still quite good. There is also definitely a subtle move towards more pop oriented songs(and not to mention higher production values and her singing voice moving away from the husky one on Exile) but I'm really digging all of these discs. I hear she's touring and I'm really considering going if she makes it towards Boston or New York, but I'm curious as to if her setlist will be mostly stuff off of her first three albums or if she'll just play to death her new stuff. Anyone seen her in concert lately? As I read more about her, I'm really curious to hear what some of the early versions of some of these songs sound like (I read in the review of Whipsmart that the Girlysounds version of that song is alot more stripped down and that particular reviewer preferred it that way). It's funny, a friend of mine in college was big into Liz Phair but I never bothered to borrow any of the discs from her. Looks like I should have jumped on the oppurtunity back then.