"Smiling" and "Reckoning" are the only two tracks I care for. "Losing the Plot" is decent too, but falls just a bit flat for me in parts and that kept me from really getting into it. The rest of the album is okay, but forgettable.
I am extremely impressed with this album and I actually felt it was too short when "Pedestal" finished.
There's variety in the sound and subject matter of the songs without it sounding incongruent. Again, Alanis continues being an excellent mirror for the mental health tolls placed on us in our modern society.
"Nemesis" and "Losing The Plot" were very interesting wordplay and images while Sandbox Love is quite cute.
Other than the length, my only criticism is that the placement of "Ablaze" between "Smiling" and "Reasons I Drink" is very jarring, I think it would fit better somewhere around "Her" and "Sandbox Love." Moving it later in the album makes it a cohesive journey from coming apart at the seams to arriving at a place of knowing one's limitations and being secure and grounded to set boundaries.
Post by Macster | 2o11 on Aug 2, 2020 17:45:14 GMT -5
Yeah, the only tracks I dig are “Smiling” and “Reasons I Drink.”
Jagged Little Pill, Uninvited, and some odd tracks I will always love, but her lyric choices and melodies really annoy me sometimes. It’s like she could make the songs much more catchy but she insists on using intellectual words. While that sounds silly, it just holds back songs from flowing better.
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