- Broken Base - Those who only like her indie phase, those who only like her pop-rock phase, and those who like both.
- "Bollywood." Naturally, there are people who hate Liz's odd foray into hip-hop. Others find it a clever and witty song about how she became a scorer.
- Some critics, after her follow-up album Somebody's Miracle was released, went on to say that Liz Phair was undeserving of its enormous critical backlash.
- Crosses the Line Twice – "White Babies", which is about the protagonist getting someone to bring her white babies from the black market.
- Deader Than Disco: Once the queen of indie pop/rock, her reputation was very badly damaged after her 2003 Self-Titled Album saw her compromising her indie roots for a more commercial pop/rock sound in the vein of Avril Lavigne. While the album did give the singer her first Top 40 hit with "Why Can't I?", it would also prove to be her only Top 40 hit. After 2005's Somebody's Miracle and 2010's Funstyle flopped both critically and commercially, she is now recognized as a prime example of the dangers of alienating your core fanbase for the sake of mainstream appeal.
- Ear Worm
- Everytime I see your face, I think of things unpure, unchaste. I want to fuck you like a dog. I'll take you home and make you like it.
- Fuck and run! Fuck and run! Even when I was se-ven-teen.
- Give it to me, don't give it away!
- Gimme your hot white cum~
- Let's smoke all night!
- Wanna take a look? Take a look.
- He's got a really big tongue. It rolls waaaaaaaaaaaaaay out.
- I AM EXTRAORDINARY, IF YOU EVER GET TO KNOW ME!
- I am just your ordinary average everyday sane psycho supergoddess.
- Why can't I breathe whenever I think about you?
- "Do you wanna be a polyester bride?"
- Johnny Feelgood, Johnny Right On...
- Oh baby, know what you're like?
- You're like my favorite underwear! It just feels right, you know it.
- If you asked me why I lie to you...
- The six dick pimp is just doing his job...
- Baby, baby, baby, if it's al-riiiiight,
- Want you to ROCK ME AAAAAAAAAALL NIGHT!
- IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII never said nothing!
- 'Cause you're a human supernova...
- Funny Moments:
Ken (the interviewer): For the record, when I first heard "U Hate It", I immediately thought of Chicago critic Jim DeRogatis.Liz: Well I am absolutely positively 500% sure he does, in fact, hate it.
I keep threatening to do "Bollywood" in between songs, if something goes wrong with the equipment or if the guys are busy behind me. Then I’d be, like, "I was trippin’ lookin’ at my port-foh-lee-ah …" Half because it would make people laugh and half because for people who can’t handle that sound, they’ll be like, "(Gasp), She isn’t!"
- We can't find out though, because DeRogatis never reviewed the album...
- Also this:
- Les Yay - The Girly Sound version of "Flower" contains the line "I'll fuck you and your girlfriend too."
- Mis-blamed - Matador Records dumped Liz onto Capitol Records, who wouldn't give her money to record an album unless she worked with mainstream producers and made a pop album. Despite this, "fans" still whine about how she willingly and completely "sold out."
- Painful Rhyme - In "U Hate It":
Uh oh, I think I'm a geniusUh oh, you're being a penis note
- Signature Song - "Never Said", "Flower", "Fuck and Run", possibly "Why Can't I?" & "Extraordinary".
- Sophomore Slump - Whip-Smart wasn't as critically acclaimed as Exile in Guyville, but was a financial success that expanded her fanbase.
- Tear Jerker
- "Little Digger". It's about her son coping with her new boyfriend after she splits up with his dad. 'Now you're thinking little thoughts about it, taking every inch of him in. What does it mean when something changes how it's always been? And in your head you keep repeating the line, 'My mother is mine.'."
- "Divorce Song".
And the license said you had to stick around until I was dead
But if you're tired of looking at my face, I guess I already am
- They Changed It, Now It Sucks - Pretty much every post-Exile in Guyville album, but 2003's blatantly, unapologetically commercial Liz Phair especially alienated her established fanbase.
- Tough Act to Follow - After Exile in Guyville, critics certainly think so.
- WTH, Casting Agency? – Liz, known for singing songs about fellatio and sexual promiscuity, appeared on The Body Rocks, an album about teaching bodily functions to kids. She was asked to perform by her friend and main driving force of the album Doc Dauer, though. She's not a stranger to singing about bodily functions either.