I own all of Alanis's studio albums, and although this is my least favorite album of hers, it is still a very good album.
1)21 Things I Want In a Lover: probably my favorite song on the album. I like the beat and I love how specific she gets on the type of lover she wants. A great album opener.
2)Narcissus: another great song. I pity the fool who inspired this song. She sounds kind of weird here, but that's what I love about it.
3)Hands Clean: great choice for the lead single. The chorus is fantastic. You have to really pay attention to them to see the true meaning.
4)Flinch: a very emotional song. A little slow, but I like it.
5)So Unsexy: I like this song. Once again her lyrics are the key.
6)Precious Illusions: one of my favorite songs on the album. The chorus is awesome, and I can totally identify with what this song is all about.
7)That Particular Time: I love the lyrics, but I wish she had done more with the beat. You kind of wait for the music to take off but it never really does. Still, the lyrics are what make this song worth listening to.
8)A Man: a very strange song. You have to really listen to it to get into it. I do like it, though.
9)You Owe Me Nothing In Return: I really like this song. This song kind of foreshadows many of the straightforward songs on her latest album, So-Called Chaos.
10)Surrendering: I like the lyrics, but this isn't one of my favorites.
11)Utopia: a very slow yet moving song. Alanis describes her version of a perfect world and you can't help but want the same thing.
I highly recommend this album. It may not be her best, but anything Alanis does is worth checking out. What I love most about Alanis is that with her, it's the lyrics that really matter. Even when the music is a little too slow, the lyrics are where her magic lies. You can't say that about every artist, but thankfully we have Alanis.