The Hearing Aid: Alanis Morissette

By Rema Rahman 2008-05-18 18:36:44
Alanis Morissette
Flavors of Entanglement
Due: June 10, 2008
Label: Maverick/Reprise
On The Road: Backpacking the summer through Europe, back home to North America in the fall


Tracklist:
Citizen Of The Planet
Underneath
Straitjacket
Versions Of Violence
Not As We
In Praise Of The Vulnerable Man
Moratorium
Torch
Giggling Again For No Reason
Tapes
Incomplete

Backspin:
Four years ago to date, Alanis Morissette released her sixth studio album, So-Called Chaos, to mixed reviews and a hum-drum chart debut. Two years before that Under Rug Swept produced Morissette’s first album that she wrote herself following a nine-month journal writers block. 1998’s Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie gave us a video of fully naked Canadian pop singer covered only by her long wavy brown hair on a subway thanking India and silence. In 1995, Alanis Morissette was one the most successful musicians of her time. After a sincere Dave Coulier bashing and a failed relationship with Ryan Reynolds, a couple of acting gigs and seasoning some soundtracks, Morissette climbs back from “rock bottom” on the sixth official studio album of her signature cathartic tunes.

Pitch Patrol:
"I took a break over the past two and half years. I was tending to my personal life," Morissette revealed to People, indirectly but directly referring to the Reynolds break up and his impending marriage to actress and Tom Waits honoree Scarlett Johansson, who suspiciously has her own album to promote during this time. Song writing helped the Canadian singer through the tough times where she admitted to “everything from pounding pillows to sharing with intimate friends. The record chronicles the rock bottom finally being hit." You mean dating a guy known for perfecting a Popeye the sailor man impersonation is not rock bottom?





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