Thursday, June 12, 2008

Just Call It Jagged Little Pill ...Part 2

Alanis Morissette
Flavors of Entanglement
Warner Brothers Records
4 tablespoons of Bosco

Alanis Morissette broke up with her longtime boyfriend actor Ryan Reynolds last year. I feel bad for her but for those who are fans that's a good thing.

Morissette has just released her best and most personal album since Jagged Little Pill.

Save for the opening middle-eastern flavored cut "Citizen of the Planet" the album is all about break-up from a relationship and the emotional rollercoaster and turmoil that follows.

While most of the album focuses on the pains and heartache of a relationship gone south, she leaves us with some hope. The song "Giggling again for No Reason" is a good example of this.

Strong vocals and good musicianship on this album as usual from Morrissette. But her lyrical composition is next to no one. She is a poet of our age.

Reviewed by Allen Bacon, Editor, The Daily Bosco


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