Friday, June 13, 2008

Flavours Of Entanglement - Alanis Morissette

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On the plus side, we can at least rejoice in the fact that Alanis Morissette has remembered how to pack in a tune on Flavours of Entanglement. Indeed musically it is perhaps her most immediate collection since Jagged Little Pill, not that her rabid fans would want to see another review making comparisons to that monster of an album from whose shadow she will never truly escape.

The problem is that her lyrics are as dreadful as ever. Her fans would call them simple and profound, but simplicity in itself in nothing if the insights into her personal life (the album largely concerns her breakup with actor Ryan Reynolds) are surrounded in enough psycho-babble to confuse even the most attentive counsellor.

Still, its a fairly pleasant listen as long as you don't pay TOO much attention to it. And at least she's largely stopped trying to fit a hundred words into a line with only enough room for five.

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