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The COMPASS Group, February 2006

Artist: Alanis Morissette
Title: The Collection
Label: SONY

Alanis Morrissette is known for her unique musical style and vocals, and for stirring up a wave of female rock 'n' roll sensation. In this collection album, there is a good balance between the artist's choices and commercialism. The non-stop rhythm of "Head Over Feet" is sensational. "8 Easy Steps" contains Middle Eastern mystery. "Everything" is an ode to her fans and an exploration of self. "Ironic" is sensibility expressing frustration. "Simple Together" talks about past memories in calm moving vocals. "You Oughta Know" screams pain of betrayal. "Sister Blister" is clouded in an air of uneasy rebelliousness with the use of strong guitar. "Mercy" brings in strings and chorus, softening her fierce vocals. "Still (From Dogma)" is filled with disharmony and suddenness. "Uninvited" has slow heavy beats and dramatic falsettos that feel like the calm before the storm. The entire album is multi-faceted with rock, folk, electronic dance, Trip Pop, jazz and gospel. Alanis Morrissette combines her soulful lyrics, changeable rhythms and her expressive vocals to create this album with all the most collectible songs from her career over the past decade.

--By Purple Strong Yang, translated by Cara Steenstra

 

 
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