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Even when she’s trying to swim straight into the mainstream, Phair’s too good to turn in a total failure: “H.W.C.” begs to be clapped along to, and “Little Digger” offers some thoughtful lyrics. Still, the slick trappings don’t sweeten the deal so much as bury the hooks—which makes me wonder whether this will sell in Guyville after all. —Joe Dempsey