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Jagged Little Pill (Audio Cassette) Import


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  • Audio Cassette (June 13 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Maverick
  • ASIN: B000002MY4
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (413 customer reviews)

1. All I Really Want
2. You Oughta Know
3. Perfect
4. Hand in My Pocket
5. Right Through You
6. Forgiven
7. You Learn
8. Head over Feet
9. Mary Jane
10. Ironic
11. Not the Doctor
12. Wake Up

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Certified at 16 million units by the RIAA. (2/01) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By X on July 17 2004
Format: Audio CD
I never really liked Alanis until i heard "Ironic"..i then listened to her album and...wow, i jus completely changed my view on her. My personal favourite is "You Oughta Know", its just...rage and emotion, some think she's crazy, but..i think thats good music. Same goes to "Right Through U" and "Unforgiven". All the songs on this album are different from each other. They have different meanings and topics,no wonder why she won album of the year at the Grammys. I also love "Hand In My Pocket" and "You Learn". I love the harmonica in "Head Over Feet", u jus cant match it. "Mary Jane" really shows her vocal ability and her hittin the high notes, i guess u can call it the "ballad" on the album.Overall, whoever doesnt have this album..its a must, ur missin out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley TOP 50 REVIEWER on July 3 2006
Format: Audio CD
When you talk about the biggest albums of the 90s, you certainly have to talk about 1995's Jagged Little Pill. Alanis Morissette, to my mind, came to represent a version of the new woman of the 90s, leaving no questions as to her feelings and, some might say, demands. Decades ago, Aretha wanted R-E-S-P-E-C-T, but Alanis wants much more than that, and as far as I'm concerned, she deserves it. Apparently, at least one guy did Alanis wrong at some point; some women get mad, some get even - Alanis has the strength to do both. I for one love a strong woman.

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By momo_adachi on June 3 2006
Format: Audio CD
Morissette has lately proved that 'happy' singer-songwriters don't breed the most memorable albums. However, her angry, raw, jarring classic delivers exactly what it promises; with her gritty wailing voice, sad and sometimes desperate and pathetic breakup lyrics, grungy '90s' melodies and mellow, sad guitars, listening to this album IS like swallowing a 'jagged little pill'. There is no beating around the bush: 'Pill' is a brilliant album. The less-than-graceful Glen Ballard production, contributions from former candy-pop Morissette and the inherent anger that is heard as well as felt make for a brilliant listen. It's one of the few albums from the 90s that people will remember years from now, and more than a decade later, teens of today can still drown their anger with their jerk ex-boyfriends (and girlfriends) with 'Jagged Little Pill' on their ipod nanos.
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By Megzi on May 8 2004
Format: Audio CD
Alanis Morissette's debut is probably considered one of the highlights of the '90s. Her angry and edgy lyrics would definately appeal to rock lovers but the songs (which are surprisingly radio friendly) would appeal to pop lovers. Her lyrics are quite pessimistic- sometimes I feel like I wrote them. I was a little surprised at first, I thought this CD would be a bit more 'rock' but I quickly grew used to it. It's a great pop/rock CD. Some of my favorite songs are:
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.
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