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#323: Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette

9.23.2011


Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette (1995)

Favorite Track(s): "You Oughta Know" and "You Learn" and "Head Over Feet" and "Ironic"

Thoughts: (Pre-Listening) I was definitely in elementary school when this album came out, and it was the coolest thing all the other girls were listening to, but I'm still pretty sure my dad owned it before I did (same goes for Alicia Keys, and maybe even Lauryn Hill).

I haven't listened to this album in a looong time, and while I enjoy it, I think it won't feel worthy of this ranking on the list. I predict it will feel too dated and one-note to deserve to be above so many other unbelievably good albums. But that's just bias because I grew up with it? We're about to find out.

(Post-Listening) Really, very good, but not #323 good. If I was hearing it for the first time perhaps it would have been more impressive/impactful. Or if this was the first thing I got to listen to after loads of rap and grunge, but with it directly following Liz Phair it didn't have much of a chance.

Is This Better Than Help!?: Nope.

1 comment:

Allie said...

Alanis was such a big part of my childhood :)