Thursday, October 15, 2009

Alanis Morissette

One of my all-time favorites...

Alanis Morissette is among the most dominant female vocals that hit it big and whose songs soared the charts throughout the nineties. Together with counterparts--Tori Amos, Jewel and Fiona Apple; she brought female rock up an ante.

Though as a teenager she already has released a couple of albums, what got Alanis Morissette international fame was her debut album Jagged Little Pill. In fact, Jagged Little Pill remains the U.S. best-selling debut album by a female artist and worldwide, the highest selling debut album which has already sold over 30 million units worldwide and counting.

Once a child pop and television star, Alanis Morissette repackaged her teeny bop dance tunes that made it well in her native Canada evolving into an edgier version that melodiously screams of the angst of an introspective and temperamental young woman. Her songs that really got the pulse of the crowd of the 90' emanate with a delightful blend of blunt sexuality, raw pain, and obsession.

In 1998, Alanis Morissette followed her rock-influenced debut with another smashing album--Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie.

With age, her music tended towards more mature musings of love and life, without losing that edginess that what got many fans to fall in love with the voice and her songs. After the follow up, Alanis Morissette took on producing which she managed to do for her subsequent albums including Under Rug Swept, So-Called Chaos and Flavors of Entanglement.

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