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Such Pretty Forks in the Road Tracklist:
Alanis has always prided herself on her self-reflective & stream of conscious style of writing but too often I think that has lead her to produce songs that sound unrefined with forced and awkward lyrics. I'm sometimes left wondering why she releases the material at all if the regard for the audience is so secondary. I will always believe in the potential of Alanis' voice because in its finest moments it is nearly unmatched in its warmth and haunting beauty, but sadly, I was left wanting...again. Oh well.
The first 6 songs range from great (Reasons I drink) to decent (Ablaze) but from song 7 to 11 the production really starts to be a slog. Her voice is too low in the mix, and the music has too many overwhelming elements. If I look at this just from a wiriting and singing production it is good, but the production sinks the whole sexcond half.
It's been far too long since I've heard Alanis' incredible voice. I really love this new album and I believe everyone else will too. There is also a really cute video online of her peforming with her daughter virtually for a late night show. It will bring a tear to your eye.
After reading many comments on different platforms, I’ve seen a lot of criticism of her change of sound in her in this album and her last one Havoc and Bright Lights. I will say it was an adjustment for me but we’re all human. We grow and change. The first track, Smiling, the lyrics speak to me in so many ways. Ablaze is my absolute favorite! Amazing album overall. She’s back and better than ever! ❤️❤️❤️
I just melt at the sound of her voice. What energy. What haunting, beautiful vulnerability. It takes a wonderful human being to put all of herself out there like this. OMG, how can you not absolutely love it. What an expressive and growing artist. Just — WOW. Just — WOW!
Was so excited for this album. After the fifth song it went down hill for me. I’ve been a fan since JLP saw her live so many times. I was a fan that followed her tours up and down Southern and Northern California, Nevada and Arizona every time she toured. Flavors of entanglement was the last album I really enjoyed from start to finish! This album I just can’t. It got very boring real quick. Sadly I miss our old rebel Alanis.
As Morisette has grown, had 3 kids, suffered from life, and having a family (PPD and parenting). We not only hear the maturation of her voice, but the wisdom in her words. The newfound knowledge she’s gained through love, challenges, losing herself, and aging. This is an incredible album. Ablaze is poignant and tender. Her is inspiring. Another stellar album from an amazing singer songwriter. Welcome back, Alanis!
I have been a huge Alanis fan since 1995. 25 years later, she is still making music that is emotional, deep, raw, and catchy. In my opinion, in these 25 years she has developed into a better version of the artists we’ve loved all this time. Each song is personal and detailed, but broad enough to relate to. Prepare for an emotional trip. I hope you enjoy the ride— who wouldn’t?
It’s been a long 8 years awaiting the release of the next masterpiece from this brilliant artist. Thanks for bringing so much happiness into our lives, for making use feel so good even when times are tough and for providing use with the most thought provoking lyrics in music history. We love you Alanis! God bless
I love Alanis. That being said, I honestly only liked 2 of the songs in the album. The others didn’t move me as much & after a while they tend to sound the same. But I do recommend it..she is singularly unique & the lyrics are powerful. I wish her much success with this & in the future. ☮️
All the songs have at least one really touching subject that is very relatable regardless your age. It’s also very nice to hear her voice after all these years. this is also very refreshing regarding all the garbage music that has become mainstream these days (with a few exceptions) Very good one Alanis !
Certainly a bit on the melancholy side, but those tend to be my favorites anyhow. Nice to hear great songwriting that's not overly produced. I think Alanis solidly proves with this album not to count her out. "Smiling" and "Diagnosis" are initial highlights. If you've been a fan at any point in her career, this is well worth diving into.
My favorite album of Alanis is 1998’s Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, but this album may have changed that. It’s entirely a rock piano album and it’s amazing. I never heard Alanis sound this good in her other albums. Welcome back Alanis.