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719 Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette

Jagged Little Pill

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On our latest Diamond Episode, we revisit the 1995 hit-single filled juggernaut album that was Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette

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It's hard to look back on the 1990s and remember a time when Alanis Morissette was not one of its most recognizable artists. At the start of the decade, unless you were familiar with Canadian pop music or the Nickelodeon show "You Can't Do That On Television," you'd be forgiven for not knowing her name. In 1995, that all changed. Thanks to a meeting with songwriter/producer Glen Ballard, the creatively frustrated 19-year old teen pop star was able to reinvent herself by stripping away the restraints of her previous career and starting anew. Songwriting sessions with Ballard allowed Morissette to unleash her voice, sonically and lyrically, one demo at a time into what would become one of the most successful albums in history. As impressive as the sales numbers are, unlike other massive multi-platinum world sellers, Jagged Little Pill does it without being glossy and over-produced, relying on simple drum loops, tasteful guitars, and the occasional bouncy bassline to provide the foundation for Morissette's singular voice.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - You Outta Know
  • 29:52 - Right Through You
  • 32:35 - Dope Nostalgia Promo
  • 37:03 - All I¬†Really Want
  • 46:55 - Not The Doctor
  • 50:56 - Mary Jane
  • Outro - Head Over Feet

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