Liz Phair did more last year than ignite the unforgiving fire of cred-obsessed indie folk. She also sold more CDs than Guided by Voices! And she mainstreamed a new creative model for post-Avril teen-popsters like Ashlee Simpson, Fefe Dobson, and Courtney Love, in which mall-stalker sparkle and sk8er-girl grit aren't mutually exclusive qualities but complementary values in the more truthful (and entertaining) commodification of the... More >>>