A-Z: Alanis Morissette (part 3)

Alanis Morissette – So-Called Chaos (album)
After not being overly fussed about Under Rug Swept I wasn’t really sure what to expect with this album. I think I still bought it as soon as it was released though – mind you it was 2004, the year when I seemed to be buying CDs every single week. Again I was kinda underwhelmed by this album sadly and have listened to it even less than Under Rug Swept. I’m not sure how much of that’s a reflection on the album itself though as I think I’d generally stopped listening to Alanis as much as I used to and just wasn’t in that kinda frame of mind. Listening to it now I’m enjoying it and wondering if I prefer it to Under Rug Swept actually – I’m not sure. ‘Eight Easy Steps’ is a great song, though in general the album feels a bit too middle-of-the-road (though maybe not as much as Under Rug Swept actually) – I definitely miss the edgy (and angry) Alanis.

Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill Acoustic (album)
Great idea to re-record the JLP album acoustically 10 years after the original album’s release – even if it was slightly scary that it had already been that long! I don’t really see it as an album within itself – it’s more an accompaniment to the real album – enjoyable to listen to though. I can’t remember if it was released before or after the Greatest Hits type collection as I still haven’t actually bought that – I have downloaded her cover of Crazy though as love that.
‘You Oughta Know’ – really like this version – it has such a different feel, but is still great
‘Ironic’ – I love “it’s like meeting the man of my dreams and meeting his beautiful…husband”
‘Your House’ – I love that you get an acoustic non-acapella version of this on here – tis fab

Alanis Morissette – Thank U (single)
For some reason I never used to feel compelled to buy Alanis’ singles and I’ve no idea why. This was the first one I bought and I think it was purely so I could have the demo of Uninvited! Weirdly, as you’ll see, I have quite a few of her later singles, even though I don’t like the albums as much as the earlier ones. Go figure!

Alanis Morissette – Joining You (single)
I think I mostly bought this one for the live version of Your House!

Alanis Morissette – Hands Clean (single) CD1
‘Unprodigal Daughter’ – I prefer this to a lot of the songs on the album. Ditto ‘Symptoms’ actually!

Alanis Morissette – Hands Clean (single) CD2
‘Sister Blister’ – great song. Maybe I started buying the singles at this point because the b-sides were better than the album tracks! 😉

Alanis Morissette – Precious Illusions (single)
Hmm, these b-sides aren’t as good as the Hands Clean ones! They’re a bit too long too.

Alanis Morissette – Everything (single) CD1
‘So Unsexy (Vancouver Sessions)’ – I’m not sure I’ve even listened to this before. It’s quite funky and cute.

Alanis Morissette – Everything (single) CD2
Ok I’m getting bored of listening to this song now. Not sure why it was chosen as a single to be honest, there are much stronger songs on the album. But hey.

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