Re: Nothing stupid at all
Well, Phair *had* to have lost at least some of her public luster since 1993 because she issued two largely-forgotten followups in the 90s followed by a critically savaged teen pop album. The Pitchfork entry for EIG on the Top 100 90s albums or whatever goes "Let's face it, from here on out it was all downhill for Liz Phair." (No, her memoir doesn't quite make that out to be the case.). But that doesn't mean the *album* has to lose luster. Appetite For Destruction is still a huge album in spite of everyone agreeing that GNR were mostly a disaster after that.
As for RYM....err....well, that's a shame that it isn't in there, but I never go there. Maybe that doesn't matter or refute your point, but doesn't their Top 100 not have any Rolling Stones or Prince or Springsteen etc. etc. in it? Typically anything written about Phair these days, and I've read plenty of articles from all over the place, still refers highly to EIG, so maybe we just don't have to care about RYM.