Joni Mitchell, by the time she was 31, had written Blue, For the Roses, and Court and Spark. Phair is 36 and is still in "irony" mode. She had the balls to record an awful answer record to one of the landmarks of rock music, Exile on Main St. Hear that? Crickets and tumbleweeds.
liz phair like, defines sellout.
hmm huge underground succuess, writes classic albums praised by the media, influances tons of female musiciains.... falls off the radar for a few years, so she decides to hire avril lavignes songwriters (the matrix) to write her radio hits, makes really lame video to really lame song that is oblique enough so any 14 year old girl could relate to it no problem ("why cant i breathe whenever i think about you?" i mean come on), tours with katy rose: avril lavigne wannabe 15 year old whos songs are also written by 40 year old guys.
blah, what a waste.