From September 2004 through April 2005, she composed fourteen tracks spanning from lo-fi guitar-driven to high-gloss produced tracks. Much like her debut album, Exile in Guyville, Somebody's Miracle was originally modeled after another canonical album, Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder, though only elements of this exist in the final product
Somebody's Miracle is mostly generic pap that any number of next-big-has-beens could have cranked out, a useless piece of plastic poking a pointy heel in the eye of the carcass of the artist Liz once was. Sound familiar? I know I may be in the minority 'round these parts, but I actually like Liz's 2003 self-titled trainwreck. In hindsight, the . bomb was wasted on that album, because it's much better than Somebody's Miracle. The chief complaint about Liz Phair seemed to be that its rockers were sticky-sweet Matrix-pop at its best- cheesy, tacky, glamorous, and yes, radio- and MTV-friendly. People complain that "Extraordinary" and "Why Can't I" are Avril rip-offs, but now that we all agree "Since U Been Gone" is a masterpiece, maybe a few more people should rip off Avril.
Somebody's Miracle - Advance CD & Retrospective DVD (CD, Album, Copy Prot.
Band's List Pop Rock Liz Phair Somebody's Miracle. Members owning this album1. 1. Leap of Innocence. 2. Wind and the Mountain. 4. Somebody's Miracle. 8. Everything to Me. 9. Closer to You. 10. Table for One.
More albums from Liz Phair: gg by Liz Phair. Liz Phair by Liz Phair. Exile In Guyville by Liz Phair. Funstyle by Liz Phair. Whip-Smart by Liz Phair. View all albums . Somebody’s Miracle.
With Somebody’s Miracle, Phair has either read too much of her own press, perhaps recognizing that she’d alienated almost the entirety of her existing fanbase, or has grossly misinterpreted the source of those minor-hit singles’ charms. Sacrificing the pitch correction technology on a set of songs that’s supposed to maintain some semblance of commercial momentum (to choose just one of the many flaws on the album) wasn’t the right move.
Love or hate her self-titled record, but at the bare minimum it was interesting. That's much more than can be said about Somebody's Miracle, which scrubs nearly all of Phair's personality clean in favor of by-the-numbers adult easy listening. No blunt sexuality, no bold instrumental choices, and no F-bombs (unless you count "Can't Get Out of What I'm Into," a re-recorded song from her Girlysound days that eclipses nearly everything here despite being billed as a "bonus.
Somebody's Miracle Album. Release Date October 4, 2005. Count On My Love. Everything (Between Us). Giving It All To You.
Somebody's Miracle is a bold ambitious collection of songs that embraces elements of her previous work and more. Pop and indie, frank and witty, playful and serious, Phair takes everything she's done before and pushes further. The new Liz Phair album, "Somebody's Miracle," is pretty interesting. It splits the difference between her older stuff and her self-titled CD a few years ago. It's polished, but at the level of her previous albums "Whip-Smart" and egg," not to the gleaming level of "Liz Phair.
|Leap Of Innocence||4:22|
|Wind And The Mountain||5:33|
|Stars And Planets||3:54|
|Got My Own Thing||4:34|
|Count On My Love||3:41|
|Everything To Me||3:19|
|Closer To You||3:37|
|Table For One||4:12|
|Why I Lie||3:21|
|Everything (Between Us)||4:34|
|Giving It All To You||3:44|
|CDP 7243 5 77769 2 9||Liz Phair||Somebody's Miracle (CD, Album)||Capitol Records||CDP 7243 5 77769 2 9||US||2005|
|DPRO 0946 3 34270 2 0||Liz Phair||Somebody's Miracle - Advance CD & Retrospective DVD (CD, Album, Copy Prot. + DVD-V, Copy Prot., Smplr +)||Capitol Records||DPRO 0946 3 34270 2 0||US||2005|
|TOCP-66448||Liz Phair||Somebody's Miracle (CD, Album)||Capitol Records||TOCP-66448||Japan||2005|
|0946 3 39578 2 4||Liz Phair||Somebody's Miracle (CD, Album, Copy Prot.)||Capitol Records||0946 3 39578 2 4||Canada||2005|
|0946 3 39578 2 4||Liz Phair||Somebody's Miracle (CD, Album, Copy Prot.)||Capitol Records||0946 3 39578 2 4||Europe||2005|
|0946 3 47930 2 5, 094634793025||Liz Phair||Somebody's Miracle (CD, Album, Copy Prot., Promo, Car)||Capitol Records, Capitol Records||0946 3 47930 2 5, 094634793025||Europe||2005|
|CDP 7243 5 77769 2 9||Liz Phair||Somebody's Miracle (CD, Album, Club)||Capitol Records||CDP 7243 5 77769 2 9||US||2006|