Jagged Little Pill (Audio Cassette) Import
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|1. All I Really Want|
|2. You Oughta Know|
|4. Hand in My Pocket|
|5. Right Through You|
|7. You Learn|
|8. Head over Feet|
|9. Mary Jane|
|11. Not the Doctor|
|12. Wake Up|
Certified at 16 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)
You could argue that Jagged Little Pill is the commercialised face of grunge. You could argue that Morrisette is just a cynical businesswoman, courting controversy with a few carefully placed, risqué references. You could even argue that this whole angst-rock is just a comfort-blanket for the therapy-generation. But it's still hard to argue that Jagged Little Pill isn't a great album. After all, it's the perfect alternative/mainstream crossover. There's "You Oughta Know", which marries its vitriolic, explicit narrative to thunderous, airbrushed grunge. With references to oral sex, Middle America were shocked, but not quite offended: it sold by the truckload. There's "Ironic", where Morrisette laments the trials that face every housewife ("there's ten thousand spoons / when all you need is a knife") to a scream-along, mosh-friendly chorus. The simple truth is, on Jagged Little Pill, the Canadian-born Alanis Morrisette does a very good job of being America's Everywoman. --Louis Pattison --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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To many, Alanis burst on the scene from out of nowhere with this mega-smash CD. I have one of her first two albums, so I know better. As a teenager, Alanis actually found stardom in Canada singing, of all things, bubble gum pop. I know - it's hard to believe. I don't think any artist has ever undergone such a radical transformation as Alanis did from her teen albums to Jagged Little Pill.
Do I even need to talk about the songs? Were any of these tracks not smash hit singles? It all started with You Oughta Know, which was a revelation of sorts to many radio listeners. Harsh, angry, a little perverted, cursed with a couple of those silly bleeps radio stations just have to use - this was something different, and it just so happened to rock, as well. Alanis says everything all the good girls wronged by bad guys want to say but cannot to the heels in their lives. Right Through You comes in from the other direction to hit the target; Alanis, as a new woman of the 90s, is far too smart to fall for all the shuck and jive guys try to sell the ladies. She knows what guys want, but she is not about to let herself become nothing more than a conquest some jerk can brag to his friends about.Read more ›
1.) All I Really Want- wow, as soon as I heard this song I felt like I had wrote down some of the lyrics myself. "And there I go jumping before the gunshot has gone off/slap me with a splintered ruler".
2.) You Oughta Know- probably the first released single (not sure though). Great, you can really feel her anger, loss, and frustration. "And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back, I hope you feel it".
4.) Hand In My Pocket- in this song she is very sarcastic ("Everything's gonna be fine, fine, fine"). The part where she says "No one's really got it figured out just yet" is so true.
5.) Right Through You- this is another song where I feel like I could have wrote the lyrics, they are so true. She isn't bashing men (people who say she is sexist never even listened to her songs) she is just bashing a certain 'type' of man. "You took me for a joke/you took me for a child/you took a long hard look at my ass and then you played golf for a while".
8.) Head Over Feet- I've heard this song before on the radio, I'm familiar with it. It's actually the only love song on the entire CD but at the same time she is almost pessimistic about falling love.
10.) Ironic- again I've heard this song a lot before. It's a great song, you can see her pessimistic outlook on life.Read more ›
All things aside,there are the lyrics.I can't even think up a word that describes Alanis' authenticity.She is definitely one of the greatest songwriters in history.You know that every single track here is from her life,especially since she wrote every word by herself,not ANY help whatsoever!From women's anthems that don't have the "Annoying Factor"("You Oughta Know","Right Through You"),to beautiful vulnerability(the teenager's autobigoraphy "Perfect"),to thought-provoking intellegence("Ironic","Hand In My Pocket"),even to just straight-up honesty("Wake Up","Forgiven",every damn song on this album!).And anyone who isn't a huge fan of rock music,you will become one,me being an example.I used to hate rock,and only listened to rap(blechhh!) until I found out about this genius.And Alanis may not have a Mariah-Whitney songbird voice,but that's the greatness of it.Her voice comes right at you,and has an amazing uniqueness to it.And Glen Ballard sure as hell knows his stuff,making the guitars and bass so infectious that you have to like the songs.
If you're reading this,by now you should know that this album is one to buy,(...)and get it already,you won't be disappointed,and 16 million copies sold in the U.S. alone says you will!
Most recent customer reviews
Classic from the eighty's,teenage daughter thinks I'm cool,her friends are jealous.Published 21 days ago by Bernie X
The only reason I'm not givig it 5 stars, I would have liked a collector's edition to include the DVD of the live show.Published 1 month ago by Jean Lawrence Roy
Excellent collection for Jagged Little Pill fans. The live show reminded me of the 1995 show Alanis did in Toronto at a small venue called RPMs later called Guvernment. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ezspirit