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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill

First and foremost, my biggest apologies again for yesterday. Not only did I post super late - I also only posted once. That is the first time in the history of the B Side that I only got to one post. Shouldn't be happening again any time soon. I promise. Anyways, Alanis. If you're approximately my age, you heard this growing up. And you heard almost every track off of it. It was huge. Alanis is Canadian, so naturally you'd think her giant album would sell more copies over there than in the US. Then you'd look at the Canadian sales for this record, see it's a beautiful 12x platinum, then you'd be certain it outsold there. But curiosity gets the best of you - and you look up the US sales anyway. Boom! 16x Platinum in the states. That's a huge number. For the women, I think she was an inspiration of sorts. She was very vocal, outspoken and seemed to be very powerful. When 'You Oughta Know' came out over the radio, what a powerful song - and an anthem for a few women I knew at the time. For guys, I think even though she's not traditionally "hot" by others' standards, she had that rockstar hotness quality to her. Enough that men weren't afraid to admit they bought the album. You wouldn't have been saying the same thing about Britney - maybe make nasty remarks about what you'd do alone in a room with her, but never say you bought 'Baby..One More Time'. I don't think I need to get into her style, because like I said, you had to have heard this a billion times. And going back on it today - 15 years later - it's still good. I don't know much by her before or after this, but I'll check it out sometime. I'm going to listen to this all day today in tribute, you should too.

1. All I Really Want
2. You Oughta Know
3. Perfect
4. Hand in My Pocket
5. Right Through You
6. Forgiven
7. You Learn
8. Head over Feet
9. Mary Jane
10. Ironic
11. Not the Doctor
12. Wake Up
13. You Oughta Know (Alternate Take)

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. You Oughta Know (Alt Take - because of the SICK bonus track)
2. Head Over Feet
3. Ironic

4 out of 5 stars


  1. i don't think this album does her any real justice, frankly. yes, its good, yes its iconic, but i think she has better vocal performance on stuff that comes later.

    but i also love her playing god in the movie dogma.

  2. Hmm...I don't "disagree" with you. But I think it does do her justice. While it might not be her top notch work performance wise - the writing and the flair made her huge. Every artist needs that I think.

    Yeah. I didn't love Dogma like others did. Not the worst Smith film - but no where near the best.

  3. Isn't You Oughta know" about "Uncle Joey"? Not too many female artists can pull of girl angst as well as Alanis! I too love her playing god in Dogma! Great movie!

  4. You know, I've heard that. I think it was when they interviewed Uncle Joey on a VH1 countdown. I think Alanis got the better deal in the long run...

    Two against one on Dogma. I lose!