To those who think the generation that came from the 1980s lacks
focus, here's one bit of advice ...take a pill--a Jagged Little Pill! Although
she had only recently passed her 20th birthday. Alanis proves she possesses
a wealth of insight and off-kilter sense of humor that's at once untainted and
It wasn't always this way for Alanis, she's been famous almost since
she was born. She was a running character on the TV show "You Can't do
That on Television", the hit Canadian kids' series, that made it big in the
U.S.. Sure, she had a pop music career at an age when girls are supposed to
be worried about their homecoming dates, not their chart position. But she
has never been as famous as this.
Everyone deals with hurt differently, for Morissette, her experience
became one of the biggest selling albums of 1995 and still in the top five now.
Alanis poured her personal life into an album called "Jagged
Little Pill", which took the world by surprise, and shot up the charts.
"You Oughta Know" a top selling song shows that bitterness sells. Her
Audience, many of whom haven't seen Morissette's scant twenty one years,
identify with the straight forward lyrics. Many of Alanis's critics wonder if
she will be able to sustain this level of success, or if she will fade away.
Yet, if nothing else, Morissette has shown again and again that she can
reinvent herself and keep her image fresh. Some argue that this takes away
from the strength of the album. Critics of all forms have wondered aloud if
these songs reflect what is really going on behind Morissette's image, or if
they are just an attempt to capitalize on the "young angry female" craze.
Whatever it is, and...