Rolling Stone, September 15, 2021
For the first time in 17 years, Rolling Stone Magazine has revised their ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time.’ Liz Phair makes the cut at #308 with “Divorce Song,” from Exile in Guyville.
“I wanted to write about all the little in-between moments that people have with their relationship,” Phair said, “just the ordinary things that happen.” In “Divorce Song,” a highlight of her era-defining concept album Exile in Guyville, Phair artfully transforms a meandering late-night drive she once took with a college hookup into a story about miscommunication, regret, and articulation. “It’s an ordinary person doing ordinary things,” she told Rolling Stone years later, “and the action in the song is really just about relating to another person.”
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