30 Sep 2012, 20:23 by irisvanhoorn
8 Jul 2011, 07:12 by irisvanhoornAs a kind of summary of my listening and reviewing activities of the past weeks, I would like to make a ranking list of the studio albums of Alanis Morissette. Some of the songs and albums are long time favourites, while others are just recently discovered. This list just shows how I think about them today, and may change over time.
1. Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998)
It was hard to make a choice between this album and the number 2, because I love them both so much. At the moment, this album wins. It is a dark and experimental album with very great epic lyrics.
Best tracks: Thank U, That I Would Be Good, The Couch, I Was Hoping, So Pure, Joining You
2. Jagged Little Pill (1995)
Her very strong international debut album, of which millions of copies were sold over the past 15 years. A pure and original album about very personal feelings and thoughts. …
5 Jul 2011, 21:22 by irisvanhoorn
3 Jul 2011, 14:41 by irisvanhoornAlanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill Acoustic
At first I had some doubts if I really wanted to buy this album, because it contains exactly the same songs as the 'normal' Jagged Little Pill and I thought it made no sense to have just another copy of it. But I am glad I did! I bought it in January of this year (2011). For this album Alanis recorded acoustic versions of all songs of Jagged Little Pill, 10 years after the release of the original album. To record this album she went back to co-writer Glen Ballard and the same studio where she recorded Jagged Little Pill. In interviews published on her website you can see how strange and emotional this was for her, going 10 years back in time, to where it all began. But the result is very good, I really like it. You can hear how her voice has evolved and matured during the past 10 years which brings more vocal variation in the songs. Some of the songs are really much better than the original ones…
24 Jun 2011, 17:20 by irisvanhoornAlanis Morissette - The Collection
As I am planning to review all of the albums I own, I see no reason to skip the compilation albums, although it is hard to compare them to the 'normal' studio albums. I bought this album in March of this year (2011) to complete my own collection (!) of Alanis, but I already knew most of the songs. The album consists of 18 songs of which 13 were released on earlier albums, 4 came from soundtracks and other albums and 1 is the cover of Seal's Crazy, which was released as a single. I think it is always difficult to compile a 'best-of' album, especially when an artist have had many hits, like Alanis. According to Alanis (in the booklet) these songs are her favourites, at that time at least. Personally I would have chosen differently, I think.
The album doesn't contain any songs of the time before Jagged Little Pill.
From the album Jagged Little Pill, it contains the following songs:
Head Over Feet
11 Jun 2011, 08:20 by irisvanhoornAlanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
I think this was the fourth or fifth album I owned, but I am not completely sure. I bought it somewhere around 1998 or 1999 I think. I finally had the money for it, because I started working in a supermarket on Saturdays. My memory of the songs and my love for Alanis Morissette came from the years before. It all began in 1996 when I started listening to the radio more often and recording the songs that I liked on tape cassettes. I fell for that special, unique sound of her voice, so different from the ordinary. Ironic was her most popular song at that time. I really loved that song! It was followed by Head Over Feet. Hand in My Pocket is also a song I remember from that time, but this wasn't such a big hit in the Netherlands I think. These three songs are so connected to that period of time and that part of my live, that they will always be dear to me and give me that nostalgic feeling. …
8 Jan 2010, 20:44 by Bayou16Taken from rebeccakathryn
Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, answer these questions. Pass it on. You can't use the artist I used. Try not to repeat a song title. Repost as "My Life According to (ARTIST NAME)".
ARE YOU MALE OR FEMALE: You Oughta Know
DESCRIBE YOURSELF: Perfect
HOW DO YOU FEEL: Straitjacket
DESCRIBE WHERE YOU CURRENTLY LIVE: Underneath
IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD YOU GO: Right Through You
YOUR FAVORITE FORM OF TRANSPORTATION: Everything
YOUR BEST FRIEND IS: Forgiven
YOU AND YOUR BEST FRIENDS ARE: Giggling Again for No Reason
WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE: Ironic
FAVORITE TIME OF DAY: Wake Up
IF YOUR LIFE WAS A TV SHOW, IT WOULD BE CALLED: Versions of Violence
YOUR LAST RELATIONSHIP: The Guy Who Leaves
YOUR FEAR: Uninvited
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE TO GIVE: You Learn
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Wake Up
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIE: Hand in My Pocket
YOUR SOUL'S PRESENT CONDITION: Incomplete
27 Feb 2009, 22:38 by aquadoniaThis series, called Uncharted, is basically a listing of my Non-MP3 listening habits (and there fore uncharted by Last FM). For more info, read the beginning of this post here.
*NOTE* As much as I would love to, there is no possible way for me to keep track of other online listening uncharted by Last.FM (YouTube, MySpace and the like). I'd go insane trying.
Again, it's been a while since I've added new installments of Uncharted. I've been doing well with this project, I've just been forgetting to update my journal with it.
I've got LOTS to catch up on, so here it goes the second of a few new entries.
'Week' 4 - February 1st - 5th, 2009
12:24 AM : The Hope Blister - ...Smile's OK
01:51 PM : Tori Amos - American Doll Posse
03:11 PM : U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
03:55 PM : U2 - The Joshua Tree
04:49 PM : Tori Amos - Legs and Boots: Milwaukee, WI - November 3, 2007 (Tracks 1-13 - On a disc.)
25 Jan 2009, 23:07 by pedronetoSábado 24 Jan – Alanis Morissette - SIARÁ HALL
Alanis Morissette concert in Fortaleza was the third Brazilian date of her South American Tour. It was one of the first international mainstream rock concerts in the city, so the venue was quite crowded. A couple of hours late, the craziness began. She was accompanied by a great five piece band. Oh God, she was on fire! And, believe me, so was the crowd. Maybe there were too many people singing along TOO loud every song. I couldn't even hear her harmonica! Not to mention the other details of the apparently great arrangements. Unfortunately, that's the Brazilian way of watching a concert. But she loved it so much.
The setlist was fine. Despite the absence of Under Rug Swept tracks, I had some good surprises, like The Couch, Uninvited, Sympathetic Character and Perfect. The new songs were great, especially Moratorium. You Oughta Know isn’t one of my favorites, but it sounded orgasmic live. …
30 Jul 2008, 03:28 by wwfanz1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
1) Are you a male or female? Leftovers (That doesn't sound right.)
2) Describe yourself? Not All Me
3) How do you feel about yourself? Marry Me
4) Describe your family? Love Like This
5) What would your family say about you? Don't Fall in Love (With Me)
6) Describe your current love interest? Panic
7) What would your current love interest say about you? I'm So Sure
8) Describe your current location: Why Don't You Get a Job?
9) Describe where you want to be: Die For You
10) Describe what you want to be: Original Prankster
11) Describe your best friend: Perfect
12) What would your best friend say about you? I'll Keep Your Memory Vague
13) Your favorite color is: My Best
14) You know that: Thankful
15) What is the weather like? Here to Stay
16) If your life was a television show, what would it be called? Spring Street