Thursday, June 12, 2008
Just Call It Jagged Little Pill ...Part 2
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