7. Liz Phair, 'Exile in Guyville' (1993)
"I loved my life and I hated you," Liz sneers in the opening track, and over the next hour or so, she scores a career's worth of vengeful one-liners and sunny guitar jangles and proto-Lena-Dunham sex scenes. "Fuck and Run" never goes out of date when it comes to summer romance, unfortunately, and neither do "Divorce Song" or "Girls! Girls! Girls!" But every song has its own scruffy power, with melodies that go down like sangria on an August afternoon.
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