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Women Who Rock: The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Liz Phair, 'Exile in Guyville'


Liz Phair, 'Exile in Guyville'
22/50

Matador, 1993

A smartass indie-rock rebel grabs her guitar and cooks up a perfect debut album of wisecracks, obscenities, tortured love songs and freewheeling sex songs. She's never topped it, but who has?

Essential moment: "Fuck and Run," in which the ironic ice queen breaks down and admits to a sentimental streak. Of course, she takes it all back in the next song.


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