Rank the albums of Alanis Morissette


Lug 8 2011, 7:12

As 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. This album always gives me nostalgic feelings, hearing all those great songs again.
Best tracks: You Oughta Know, Perfect, Hand in My Pocket, Head Over Feet, Ironic, Wake Up, You Oughta Know (Jimmy the Saint Blend) / Your House

3. Under Rug Swept (2002)

Although there was a big gap between this album and the number 1 and 2, it grew on me when I listened to it more often. This album is different from her earlier work and has a more accessible pop sound.
Best tracks: Hands Clean, So Unsexy, A Man, You Owe Me Nothing in Return, Utopia

4. Flavors of Entanglement (2008)

Her most recent album surprised me in a good way. Together with Guy Sigsworth she made a more experimental and electronic album. The overall subject is the sadness after the end of a relationship and how she found her way back.
Best tracks: Moratorium

5. So-Called Chaos (2004)

Her least good album in my opinion. All of the songs have kind of the same catchy pop-sound. It is a very happy album, written when she was happily in love. Good for her of course but not so good for the songs.
Best tracks: Everything
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  • MustBeDreaming1

    it's not surprising that i have the same list, just with points 2 and 3 swapped :-)

    Lug 8 2011, 14:36
  • Rhyme79

    Have you checked out the Jagged Little PIll Acoustic album? It's pretty great!

    Ott 2 2011, 12:46
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