Alanis Morissette

"I can feel so unsexy for someone so beautiful, So unloved for someone so fine
I can feel so boring for someone so interesting, So ignorant for someone of sound mind."
- From Unsexy

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My Opinions and Recommendations

I got into Alanis in high school when her album Jagged Little Pill came out. There were numerous songs on it that radio stations overplayed, one of them is Head Over Feet, which is one of my favorites anyway. I also love the hidden track, Your House. The album that followed, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, did not get the same radio play, it hardly got any at all. I didn't like it at first, but everytime I listen to it, it grows on me. Off this album, my absolute favorite is Unsent. The MTV unplugged CD is my favorite of hers. I love Princes Familiar and These R The Thoughts, but the whole album is great. Sometime after, Alanis released a CD/DVD. I only have the music, and have not seen the DVD yet. The music on this CD is very literate. She seems to be forgiving herself for many past mistakes. I really like Simple Together and I think Sister Blister has a great message. I saw the tour where Alanis was promoting Under Rug Swept and it was great. My favorites off this album are Narcissus and So Unsexy. I like that Alanis' style seems to change with every album. So-Called Chaos reaffirms why I love this singer. Her lyrics resonate with me in a way that other artists don't do as well. Off of this album, I love the first single, Everything. I also love Knees of My Bees and Doth I Protest Too Much.

If you like Alanis and are looking for other artists that have the same style, she went on tour with Tori Amos (see the article above), so they are lumped together often. However, I feel like Beth Hart's Screamin for My Supper has a more similar style. Amanda Ghost's Ghost Stories is another great album with a lot of that style, although I think the lyrics are slightly different.

 

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