Thursday, April 1st, 2010
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Selected Liz Phair Songs, Presented in Order of Ratio of Elation to Despair

HAS A SAD34 "Whatever Makes You Happy"

33 "Nashville"

32 "Ride"

31 "Headache"

30 "Polyester Bride"

29 "Support System"

28 "Supernova"

27 "Baby Got Going"

26 "Johnny Feelgood"

25 "Girls, Girls, Girls"

24 "Flower"

23 "Cinco de Mayo"

22 "Strange Loop"

21 "Crater Lake"

20 "Glory"

19 "6' 1"

18 "Big Tall Man"

17 "Help Me Mary Please"

16 "Jealousy"

15 "Stratford on Guy"

14 "Mesmerizing"

13 "Dogs of L.A."

12 "Johnny Sunshine"

11 "Explain it to Me"

10 "Fuck and Run"

9 "Divorce Song"

8 "Canary"

7 "Shane"

6 "Gunshy"

5 "Go on Ahead"

4 "Alice Springs"

3 "Shatter"

2 "Chopsticks"

1 "Ant in Alaska"



Juli Weiner IS NOT JOKING.

42 Comments / Post A Comment

KarenUhOh (#19)

Extraordinary.

It's kind of like the progression of life.

Ok, now I'm depressed.

JFK (#2,687)

Isn't H.W.C. like the pinnacle of elation?

OH HERE WE GO.

Agreed. Though I hear it's different for folks on that other dimension of high high browism.

jennyjenn (#2,923)

Seriously. This list is NOTHING without HWC!

bennimaddi (#314)

ok, i'm officially impressed.

bennimaddi (#314)

should have put @seth in front of that…

Matt (#26)

NO FUCK YOU I WAS ACTUALLY LISTENING TO ANT IN ALASKA AS I CLICKED ONTO THE AWL FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY (Sorry guys! Work's been INSANE!)

Matt (#26)

(Oh and actually sorry about the 'fuck you' I am just EXCITABLE today.)

Tyler Coates (#451)

I am so excited about this post that I will REFRESH to KEEP READING AND POSTING COMMENTS.

Matt (#26)

THAT IS HOW I JUST FOUND THIS COMMENT YOU LEFT HERE, TYLER. lasdfjasl;fkjas;lfjkasdlf;k

Tyler Coates (#451)

YES! (Although, it's "What Makes You Happy.")

Matthew Lawrence (#4,252)

What Makes You Happy has my favorite ratio of elation to despair. Because the verses are all like "whiny whiny fuckup whiny mom mom whine" and then the chorus is like all awesome and catchy and sung from the mom's point of view and not whiny at all and yeah, maybe kind of a pain in the ass to live with but she still knows her way around a rousing "I told you so."

Matt (#26)

I would just like to point out that it really makes me happy how well represented whitechocolatespaceegg is here.

Tyler Coates (#451)

I know you're silently shaking your fists because Somebody's Miracle is not represented.

Matt (#26)

Well, as there is still a prevalent opinion amongst *CERTAIN PEOPLE* that "she didn't do anything worthwhile after Whip-Smart," I will take what I can get.

SECONDED.

(re WCSE I mean!)

Tyler Coates (#451)

While both her self-titled album and Somebody's Miracle are, basically, terrible, there are redeeming songs! LET ME LIST THEM FOR YOU RIGHT NOW, WITHOUT COMMENTARY:

1. "Little Digger"
2. "Friend of Mine"
3. "H.W.C." (YES. YES IT IS.)
4. "Leap of Innocence"
5. "Why I Lie"
6. "Table For One"
7. "Closer To You"

(I mean, duh, they cannot compare to anything from her first three, but they shouldn't be written-off completely, either!)

Matt (#26)

YESSS.

Matthew Lawrence (#4,252)

I like "Got My Own Thing" a lot. And most of the self-titled one.

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

I heard "Table for One" through the remarkable glitch jukebox that is YouTube and was so surprised at its excellence. Some of her best lyrics.

Matt (#26)

I am just commenting to ask why this post doesn't have more comments?

C_Webb (#855)

Was very depressed when the judge denied my request to make "Polyester Bride" the soundtrack for my final divorce hearing.

p is for pee (#900)

I did my senior project on Liz Phair.

p is for pee (#900)

because I'm the coolest.

NinetyNine (#98)

Dude, I was on the Liz Phair LISTSERV. In 1993.

/bring outcher Usenet/Echo/Well creds

Emdashes (#4,271)

NinetyNine, me too, from the shared intern computer that was strictly for LexisNexis. Remember how people used to sigh about what they would do with Liz if they could spend an entire day alone with her? Like, talk about music and stuff!

p is for pee (#900)

and also, NO COMEANDGETIT TRACKS? you a poo

Tyler Coates (#451)

SECONDED. 100% of that EP is excellent.

(Props to Seth up there for the "Jeremy Engle" reference, though!)

Ken Layne (#262)

0. Never Said
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCP-UIs2kpM&feature=related
35. Why Can't I Breathe
(This is a good song! It is kind of sweet, too. Do not ever watch the retard video. This isn't it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4QiSL4V0sE&feature=related )
14-a. It's Sweet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozf1gVTdYgo&feature=related
-2. California
-7. Go West (girlysound version but either will do)

p is for pee (#900)

The Girly Sound version of Polyester Bride is also kind of amazing: http://girlysound.org/gs/08%20-%20Polyester%20Bride.mp3

Tyler Coates (#451)

Also! "One Less Thing!" HER DOG DIES.

Crantastical (#4,127)

Every time another alcohol fueled one month stand doesn't pan out, I play Fuck and Run a lot.

Also, where is Rocket Boy?!? I know it was on the Stealing Beauty soundtrack, but c'mon!

simonlcupcake (#515)

In Love With Yourself?

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

Average everyday sane psycho.

worst_1_yet (#681)

Word. White Chocolate Space Egg is totally underrated.

SpeedyGonzalas (#3,348)

This comment section proves that, although Liz Phair has a very small fanbase, said fanbase are very into her

KarenUhOh (#19)

1. Deeply religious feelings for WCSE;
2. I played "Johnny Sunshine" relentlessly when my first cat–Johnny Thunders–died;
3. Cried for days when she turned into a Gap ad.

I volunteer to offer something equally passionate and Whacker-Goofy about Sleater-Kinney.

[Embarrassedly backing into hole now.]

Dan Kois (#646)

1.5 "Stuck on an Island."

illinB (#107)

The Girls Room – somewhere near the top

Canary – much closer to the bottom

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