Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Alanis Morissette is Back and In Great Form

Shane Percy writes:
As cliché as it may sound, there's something about bad breakups that channels good art. Back in 1995 former teen pop queen and Ottawa native Alanis Morissette handily proved this on her anguished "rock debut," Jagged Little Pill. Nowhere was this more evident than on the megahit single "You Oughta Know" which served to warn cheating, lying straight men everywhere of the new female rage. Fast-forward to 2008 and Alanis has experienced a very public breakup from movie heartthrob and fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds, which has been channelled into her new disc, Flavours of Entanglement. Only this time that disappointment and hurt has been artfully crafted into an album that embraces and confronts anger with maturity... READ FULL REVIEW HERE