Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville
Mid-90s classic that still holds up - there's really nothing else like it.
Originally released in 1993, Exile In Guyville is a seminal album and a feminist landmark. Its legendary status has only grown over the years. It’s continually included in countless lists…Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest albums of all time + 100 best albums of the 90s, Pitchfork’s Top 100 albums of the 90s, etc. Numerous essays and think pieces have been written about it and the number of accolades piled on is endless. (Matador)
"The record plays with so many rock tropes it is difficult to categorize them: the Stonesian naughtiness, the wise-beyond-her-years world-weariness, the blistering putdown, the porny sex incantation. The album captured the imagination of just about everyone who heard it.... To me, each song on 'Exile in Guyville' reverberates powerfully, making it patently one of the strongest rock albums ever made." - The New Yorker