30 Sep 2012, 20:23 de irisvanhoorn
14 Sep 2012, 14:05 de irisvanhoornAlanis Morissette - Havoc and Bright Lights
And now the time has come to review Alanis' latest album Havoc and Bright Lights. I've listened to it extensively since I bought it right after its release 3 weeks ago (24th of August 2012). The title is quite special and I must admit I had to look up the word 'Havoc', which appeared to mean 'destruction'. For Alanis this isn't anything strange, she loves using special, unfamiliar words in her songs already since Jagged Little Pill. The other part of the title 'Bright Lights' is very well chosen, cause this album is full of very bright songs. This in contrast to its predecessor Flavors of Entanglement, which was the recovering-from-breakup album and had a much more sad and introvert character. It is easy to hear that she is much happier with her life right now. Though that doesn't make it just an I-am-such-a-happy-mother album in my opinion. …
28 Dic 2011, 16:52 de nanidmA Perfect Circle
"Whatever, just as long as I don't feel so desperate and ravenous"
Mais executadas: Weak And Powerless | The Noose | Blue
"Dear Haley, can you save me from the borrowed cloud I'm on?"
Mais executadas: Ain't It The Life | Stranger Things Have Happened | Dear Rosemary
"Some will learn; many do"
Mais executadas: Brainiac | Breach Birth | Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)
"The things you say, games you play, dirty magic"
Mais executadas: Defy You | Dirty Magic | Spare Me the Details
The Birthday Massacre
8 Jul 2011, 7:12 de irisvanhoornAs a kind of summary of my listening and reviewing activities of the past weeks, I would like to make a ranking list of the studio albums of Alanis Morissette. Some of the songs and albums are long time favourites, while others are just recently discovered. This list just shows how I think about them today, and may change over time.
1. Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998)
It was hard to make a choice between this album and the number 2, because I love them both so much. At the moment, this album wins. It is a dark and experimental album with very great epic lyrics.
Best tracks: Thank U, That I Would Be Good, The Couch, I Was Hoping, So Pure, Joining You
2. Jagged Little Pill (1995)
Her very strong international debut album, of which millions of copies were sold over the past 15 years. A pure and original album about very personal feelings and thoughts. …
5 Jul 2011, 21:22 de irisvanhoorn
24 Jun 2011, 17:20 de irisvanhoornAlanis Morissette - The Collection
As I am planning to review all of the albums I own, I see no reason to skip the compilation albums, although it is hard to compare them to the 'normal' studio albums. I bought this album in March of this year (2011) to complete my own collection (!) of Alanis, but I already knew most of the songs. The album consists of 18 songs of which 13 were released on earlier albums, 4 came from soundtracks and other albums and 1 is the cover of Seal's Crazy, which was released as a single. I think it is always difficult to compile a 'best-of' album, especially when an artist have had many hits, like Alanis. According to Alanis (in the booklet) these songs are her favourites, at that time at least. Personally I would have chosen differently, I think.
The album doesn't contain any songs of the time before Jagged Little Pill.
From the album Jagged Little Pill, it contains the following songs:
Head Over Feet
11 Jun 2011, 8:20 de irisvanhoornAlanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
I think this was the fourth or fifth album I owned, but I am not completely sure. I bought it somewhere around 1998 or 1999 I think. I finally had the money for it, because I started working in a supermarket on Saturdays. My memory of the songs and my love for Alanis Morissette came from the years before. It all began in 1996 when I started listening to the radio more often and recording the songs that I liked on tape cassettes. I fell for that special, unique sound of her voice, so different from the ordinary. Ironic was her most popular song at that time. I really loved that song! It was followed by Head Over Feet. Hand in My Pocket is also a song I remember from that time, but this wasn't such a big hit in the Netherlands I think. These three songs are so connected to that period of time and that part of my live, that they will always be dear to me and give me that nostalgic feeling. …
7 Jun 2011, 21:35 de MustBeDreaming1
3 Jun 2011, 22:14 de irisvanhoornAlanis Morissette - MTV Unplugged
One of the earlier albums in my collection. I bought it somewhere back in the year 2000, I think. I already had Jagged Little Pill and Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie and I was very eager to hear more from her! For a long time these 3 albums were the only albums of Alanis I owned, because I didn't like her later work that much (at that time). I still consider these first 3 albums as her best work. MTV Unplugged is her first live album, consisting of songs of Jagged Little Pill and Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, together with 3 new tracks (No Pressure Over Cappuccino, Princes Familiar and These R the Thoughts), a song she wrote for the soundtrack of the movie City of Angels (Uninvited) and a cover of The Police's King of Pain (King of Pain). The songs were performed on the television program MTV Unplugged. Not the complete concert was included on the album, several songs were left off. …
1 Ago 2010, 15:22 de Furashubakku