Paper On Alanis Morissette

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To those who think the generation that came from the 1980s lacks focus, here's one bit of advice ...take a pill--a Jagged Little Pill! Althoughshe had only recently passed her 20th birthday. Alanis proves she possesses wealth of insight and off-kilter sense of humor that's at once untainted and mature. It wasn't always this way for Alanis, she's been famous almost since she was born. She was a running character on the TV show "You Can't doThat on Television", the hit Canadian kids' series, that made it big in theU.S.. Sure, she had a pop music career at an age when girls are supposed to be worried about their homecoming dates, not their chart position. But she has never been ...view middle of the document...

Many of Alanis's critics wonder if she will be able to sustain this level of success, or if she will fade away.Yet, if nothing else, Morissette has shown again and again that she can reinvent herself and keep her image fresh. Some argue that this takes away from the strength of the album. Critics of all forms have wondered aloud if these songs reflect what is really going on behind Morissette's image, or if they are just an attempt to capitalize on the "young angry female" craze.Whatever it is, and Morissette insists that it's real glitter in her hair, it's working.These days it seems that more child actors are getting in the public's eyes by going to jail than for going to the top of the record charts. Alanis has put out 2 other albums both self titled "Alanis". These records both sound similar to the record "Jagged Little Pill".Her style is approachable and clear. The music that was co-composed with her producer, Glen Ballard, provides an excellent back drop to the emotions she conveys. Some help from "Red Hot Chili Pepper's" Flea playing the bass for the song "You Oughta Know"."People have always said I was an old soul." says Alanis. "They said I was always a little more intense and intro perspective. Everyone was used to seeing, girls being girls, so they didn't know where to characterize me." It all boils down to this one fact:"I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it."WORKS CITED1. Internet http://www.ultimatebandlist.com/morissette.htm2. Rolling Stones magazine Jan. 963. Internet http://alanis.com4. Internet http://lollapalooza.com

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