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Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill

Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill

Alanis Morissette is the voice of my angst . . . and probably that of many others who have loved, lost and regretted. But it is her wicked lyrics which really strike a chord with me, putting words to complicated emotions and allowing them to finally drift away. An incredibly gifted vocalist who could have a second career as a therapist.

  • One would think that being Ryan Adams would be a pretty good deal at the time of this album's release; he had a major-label deal, critics were in love with him, he got to date Winona Ryder and Alanis Morissette, Elton John went ar... One would think that being Ryan Adams would be a pretty good deal at the time of this album's release; he had a major-label deal, critics were in love with him, he got to date Winona Ryder and Alanis Morissette, Elton John went around telling everyone he was a genius, and his record company gave him carte blanche to do whatever he wanted. But to listen to Gold, Adams' first solo album for his big-league sponsors at Lost Highway, one senses that there are about a dozen other musicians Adams would love to be, and nearly all of them were at their peak in the early to mid-'70s. Adams' final album with Whiskeytown, Pneumonia, made it clear that he was moving beyond the scruffy alt-country of his early work, and Gold documents his current fascination with '70s rock. Half the fun of the album is playing "Spot the Influence": "Answering Bell" is a dead ringer for Van Morrison (with fellow Morrison enthusiast Adam Duritz on backing vocals), "Tina Toledo's Street Walkin' Blues" is obviously modeled on the Rolling Stones, "Harder Now That It's Over" sounds like Harvest-period Neil Young, "New York, New York" resembles Stephen Stills in his livelier moments (Stephen's son, Chris Stills, plays on the album), and "Rescue Blues" and "La Cienega Just Smiled" suggest the influence of Adams' pal Elton John. Of course, everyone has their influences, and Adams seems determined to make the most of them on Gold; it's a far more ambitious album than his solo debut, Heartbreaker. The performances are polished, Ethan Johns' production is at once elegant and admirably restrained, Adams is in strong voice throughout, and several of the songs are superb, especially the swaggering but lovelorn "New York, New York," the spare and lovely "When the Stars Go Blue," and the moody closer, "Goodnight, Hollywood Blvd." But while Gold sounds like a major step forward for Adams in terms of technique, it lacks the heart and soul of Heartbreaker or Pneumonia; the album seems to reflect craft rather than passion, and while it's often splendid craft, the fire that made Whiskeytown's best work so special isn't evident much of the time. Gold sounds like an album that could win Ryan Adams a lot of new fans (especially with listeners whose record collections go back a ways), but longtime fans may be a bit put off by the album's richly crafted surfaces and emotionally hollow core. ~ Mark Deming, All Music Guide « less… more »

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  • De Britse Imogen Heap brak met het geheel met vocoder opgenomen single Hide and Seek door, heeft een enorme online fanbase op Twitter, Facebook en Mypace en is nu terug met Ellipse, haar 3e CD en opvolger van Speak For Yourself (2... De Britse Imogen Heap brak met het geheel met vocoder opgenomen single Hide and Seek door, heeft een enorme online fanbase op Twitter, Facebook en Mypace en is nu terug met Ellipse, haar 3e CD en opvolger van Speak For Yourself (2005) en I Megaphone (1998). Na het poppy First Train Home lijkt Wait It Out de Hide & Seek van Ellipse. Muzikale progressie of ingeslagen andere wegen zijn er niet. Tamelijk onschuldig kabbelen de nummers voort (Little Bird, Swoon, Between Sheets), zoals dat ook bij de albums van A-Ha en Dido gebeurt. Earth grijpt er wat percussie bij en knipoogt vocaal naar Alanis Morissette, zoals ook op 2-1. In Tidal verschuift de instrumentatie van strijkers en drum'n'bass uit een doosje naar 80's synth arpeggio's, terwijl Heap in staccato doorzingt. Aha sprankelt ondanks de 'lala' frasen. Na het 2 minuten tussenspel The Fire op piano en het geluid van knapperend haardhout pakt de akoestische gitaar in Canvas de draad weer op. De ruimtelijke synth soundscapes doen hier aan landgenoten Note For A Child denken. Half Life schommelt je zachtjes naar het eind. Sommige tracks zijn goed doordacht, het geheel te mager voor een rijpingstijd van 3 jaar.

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  • OMG!!!!!! HAVE YOU SEEN THE PREVIEWS OF THIS GAME? Have you seen the song list? I didn't think it could get better than Rock Band... and now I am never going to leave my apartment. Goodbye sunlight, goodbye real world, goodbye ... OMG!!!!!! HAVE YOU SEEN THE PREVIEWS OF THIS GAME? Have you seen the song list? I didn't think it could get better than Rock Band... and now I am never going to leave my apartment. Goodbye sunlight, goodbye real world, goodbye skin pigment... This is just a sampling... * AC/DC - "Let There Be Rock" * Alanis Morissette - "You Oughta Know" * Alice in Chains - "Man in the Box" * Allman Brothers - "Ramblin' Man" * Anarchy Club - "Get Clean" * Beastie Boys - "So Watcha Want" * Beck - "E-pro" * Billy Idol - "White Wedding Pt. I " * Blondie - "One Way or Another" * Bob Dylan - "Tangled Up in Blue" * Bon Jovi - "Livin' on a Prayer" * Cheap Trick - "Hello There" * Devo - "Uncontrollable Urge" * Duran Duran - "Hungry Like the Wolf" * Elvis Costello - "Pump it Up" * Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way" * Foo Fighters - "Everlong " * Guns N' Roses - "Shackler's Revenge" * Joan Jett - "Bad Reputation" * Journey - "Anyway You Want It" * Kansas - "Carry On Wayward Son" * L7 - "Pretend We're Dead" * Linkin Park - "One Step Closer" * Lit - "My Own Worst Enemy" * Metallica - "Battery" * Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "Where'd You Go" * Modest Mouse - "Float On" * Motorhead - "Ace of Spades " * Nirvana - "Drain You" * Norman Greenbaum - "Spirit in the Sky " * Pearl Jam - "Alive" * Presidents of the United States of America - "Lump" * Rage Against the Machine - "Testify" * Ratt - "Round & Round" * Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Give it Away " * Silversun Pickups - "Lazy Eye" * Smashing Pumpkins - "Today" * Social Distortion - "I Was Wrong" * Sonic Youth - "Teenage Riot" * Soundgarden - "Spoonman" * Steely Dan - "Bodhitsattva" * Steve Miller Band - "Rock'n Me" * Survivor - "Eye of the Tiger" * System of a Down - "Chop Suey " * Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer" * Tenacious D - "Master Exploder" * The Donnas - "New Kid in School" * The Go-Go's - "We Got the Beat" * The Grateful Dead - "Alabama Getaway" * The Guess Who - "American Woman" * The Muffs - "Kids in America " * The Offspring - "Come Out & Play" * The Who - "Pinball Wizard "

  • I have been anxiously awaiting Alanis' next album, but this single will tide me over until it is released. She is like that friend who will say what everyone else is afraid to mention . . . and you love her for finally getting ou... I have been anxiously awaiting Alanis' next album, but this single will tide me over until it is released. She is like that friend who will say what everyone else is afraid to mention . . . and you love her for finally getting out in the open. What will she say next ? Can't wait to hear.

  • Although iTunes does carry a version of this soundtrack, I much prefer the sound of the original. Including songs by The Goo Goo Dolls, U2, Jimi Hendrix and Alanis Morissette, the soundtrack also features a few classical arrange... Although iTunes does carry a version of this soundtrack, I much prefer the sound of the original. Including songs by The Goo Goo Dolls, U2, Jimi Hendrix and Alanis Morissette, the soundtrack also features a few classical arrangements by Gabriel Yared. Listened to as a whole, the effect of the soundtrack is as moving as the movie itself.