I’m a big Alanis Morissette fan so picking up her new CD was a no brainer for me. You’ve probably heard the new single, Everything, on the radio and you may have even seen the video on MTV or VH1. The song is a good pop tune with some nice/calm lyrics that exhibit a maturity of sorts for Alanis. She seems to have moved past some of the angst and edge that her previous CD’s have displayed.
That’s kind of my problem with this new album. I kept hoping for something emotionally charged and awe-inspiring… something that would keep me on the edge of my seat with anticipation. And while a couple of songs come close (Excuses and Spineless), I was hoping for a little more.
That being said, there are some great songs on this album and I’ve enjoyed listening to it the past couple of days. My favorite track is #3, Excuses, probably because it comes closest to the edgy/angsty Alanis I’ve enjoyed over the years. Her single, Everything, is also a favorite and I like track #9, Spineless, quite a bit too.
*** (3 stars) / out of 5