Jagged Little Pill - Maverick 1995
Musically "JLP" continues in the tradition of artists like Joni Mitchell, Patti Smith and Kate Bush with strong songwriting and sharp lyrics. The album is also her most consistent so far, with extraordinary many catchy songs with hit-potentials; proven by the fact that no less than six singles were pulled from the album.
Though very melodic most songs also have a hard rocking edge, greatly examplified by the five hit-singles "All I Really Want", "You Oughta Know", "Hand in Pocket", "You Learn" and "Head Over Feet". The stand-out song on the album is the softer "Ironic" with its acoustic verse, its wild chorus and the funny lyrics; still a regular radio-track and a popular song among young amateur artists/singers.
There are also a couple of nice ballads with "Mary Jane" and "Perfect" showing the softer side of Alanis.
A standout classic album by a great artist!