Exile in Guyville is a raw record, sung and played in a way that at times it almost seems like it was recorded in a basement. But that is one of the things that make it a unique record. Liz Phair sings about boys and sex, mostly, with her amazing, at times cracking voice in a way that can shock some people, in a way that his hers. In songs like "F*** and run" she's explicit. In quieter songs, like "Canary" or "Glory", although the subject is pretty much the same, there's a different kind of approach. In my opinion, it's a must-have, along with her second, more polished record "Whip-Smart". A window onto Liz Phair's world of post-teenage obsessions.'