Jagged Little Pill

Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
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Based on 3 reviews
1995 Ratings: #90 / 432
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Based on 138 ratings
1995 Ratings: #42
June 13, 1995 / Release Date
LP / Format
Maverick, Reprise / Label
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zaxapitsa
63
A solid collection of pop songs over-sharing in a way that reminds me of Joni Mitchell's Blue (first song is the same thing only 24 years later) and Carole King´s Tapestry ("Perfect" toys with plagiarism). It wouldn't be such a commercial success without appealing to women and men alike. Pop needs hooks and this has plenty.
ThrowBackG
59
My parents are both loyal gen x'ers so naturally I grew up with artists like Alanis on constant play. I've always admired Alanis' lyricism in general and how unhinged she is on "Jagged Little Pill". Some of my favorite lines ever written are from Alanis actually. She was barely older than me when she wrote a lot of the lyrics here. That said, the music itself is too polished for a project like this and it's of the times for sure. It naturally creates two polar opposites constantly ... read more
DubiousDice
73
When I decided I wanted to start listening to full albums, this was the first one that came up on the randomized list of suggestions I had accumulated. I listened to it, and I loved it. But looking back, it doesn't impress me or give me anything overly interesting to take with me. It's good, but not great by any means. On my recent listen, I tried desperately to give it all the credit I once had, but I just couldn't. Maybe I overplayed it. But It has lost lots of meaning.

The instrumentals ... read more
gas_souza
82
All I Really Want - 65
You Oughta Know - 100
Perfect - 75
Hand In My Pocket - 80
Right Through You - 80
Forgiven - 80
You Learn - 80
Head Over Feet - 90
Mary Jane - 85
Ironic - 95
Not The Doctor - 70
Wake Up - 80

Destaques: Ironic e You Oughta Know
POPDESIGN
90
Mary Jane
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Track List

  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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