Alanis Morissette

Flavors of Entanglement - Warner Brothers 2008

Tracks: 1. Citizen Of The Planet 2. Underneath 3. Straitjacket 4. Versions Of Violence 5. Not As We 6. In Praise Of The Vulnerable Man 7. Moratorium 8. Torch 9. Giggling Again For No Reason 10. Tapes 11. Incomplete 12. Orchid 13. The Guy Who Leaves 14. Madness 15. Limbo No More 16. On The Tequila


"Flavors of Entanglement" shows that Alanis is still capeable of writing great songs that you will return to many times. In fact, at least half of the album ranks with the very best she has recorded throughout her career. The strongest songs are those with sparse, almost fragile arrangements like the melancholy but beautiful “Not as We” and “Torch”.

The first single “Underneath” is classic catchy Alanis, and another favourite.

“In Praise of the Vulnerable Man” has an unusual arrangement for Alanis with oriental inspired strings but the songs works really well.

Some songs though have given too much techno sound and come out somewhat overproduced.

The closing track “Incomplete” is a waltzy catchy tune, and fine end to an album that has its ups and downs - mostly ups.

The bonus CD contains 5 songs and it’s wonder to me why a fine song like “Orchid” was left out of the original album. A quiet acoustic melodic song. Also the piano accompanied “Madness” is a solid addition.

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