May 14, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

I'd Rather Eat Glass

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Bijou Phillips
Producers
Almo Sounds
We gave it a B

Hardly the vanity project you’d expect from the party-scene progeny of Papa John Phillips, teen queen Bijou Phillips’ debut I’d Rather Eat Glass is weird, warped, and delightfully bratty. Though prone to grand statements (”I Own You,” ”I Never Shot the President”) and attempts at puerile shock value (”If I practice really hard/I could be an alcoholic”), the kid’s got the chops. And, unlike confessional progenitor Alanis, she radiates a seedy, lived-to-tell experience beneath that cherubic chirp. B

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