SupPOLLsed Former Infatuation Junkie by Alanis Morissettte (1 r, 2 s's, 2 t's)

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So Pure>Unsent>Joining You>Thank U

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 7 December 2012 07:26 (six years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 00:01 (six years ago) link

this album was my LIFE in high school, i vividly remember stomping around campus listening to it and feeling like i could SO RELATE. which is a bit silly since so much of the album is absurdly specific to alanis's life and career, but i can see why i went for the baby-Buddhism present in "that i would be good" and "would not come" (i never liked "thank u," too ~mainstream~ i think).

i think i rate this album more highly than the songwriting merits because it's the last alanis album to mix self-reflection with anger, bitterness, and blame; after this she gets very new-agey and positivity-focused and the emotions she depicts don't feel as immediate. (she gets around this with "hands clean" by presenting a sordid situation in a deceptively matter-of-fact way, a kind of "just sayin'" that ends up being really unsettling, imo.) anyway i love the angry bits of this album, the petulance in "are you still mad," the fuming at how male anger is allowed to express itself in "sympathetic character," her wrestling with privilege in "i was hoping." and i have a soft spot for "the couch" even though it is basically a high school creative writing exercise set to music.

no idea what i'm going to vote for. in terms of songs i'd relisten to now, i really enjoy "front row" and "baba" sonically.

a robotic squirrel named RoboSquirrel (reddening), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 16:51 (six years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 13 December 2012 00:01 (six years ago) link

Don't leave, Stevie D!

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 13 December 2012 00:06 (six years ago) link

RIP Stevie D ;_:

glad my accidental vote wasn't the margin of victory. "unsent" should have won this u philistines.

sug life (rogermexico.), Thursday, 13 December 2012 00:32 (six years ago) link

hahaha shit i failed to vote in this i guess

tiniest homeless (jjjusten), Thursday, 13 December 2012 00:52 (six years ago) link

fuck i think i forgot to vote too, cause i was gonna throw one to "front row"

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 13 December 2012 03:22 (six years ago) link

ugh you dumb shits

jawn valjawn (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 13 December 2012 03:46 (six years ago) link

all 6 of you

jawn valjawn (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 13 December 2012 03:46 (six years ago) link

that's hurtful man i told u it was a accident

sug life (rogermexico.), Thursday, 13 December 2012 06:16 (six years ago) link

(ps: 3 t's)

Mark G, Thursday, 13 December 2012 07:27 (six years ago) link

I know I made a oopsie :(

jawn valjawn (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 13 December 2012 08:07 (six years ago) link

and I was too embarrasssed to ask someone to fix it

jawn valjawn (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 13 December 2012 08:08 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

How does one follow-up the multi-million unit shifting Jagged Little Pill? With an overlong, overstuffed, over-wordy, far less accessible record that probably wasn't a good idea in a commercial sense, and not all of it hits the mark, and some of the lyrics are more than a bit silly. However, I'm glad that she made this record. Love 'Baba', 'Thank U', 'That I Would Be Good', 'UR', 'I Was Hoping', 'One' and 'Unsent' ...

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:59 (four months ago) link

too soon

rip van wanko, Thursday, 9 May 2019 20:25 (four months ago) link

...also, it's the last Alanis album I'll go anywhere near after Under Rug Swept bored the shit out of me.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 9 May 2019 20:42 (four months ago) link


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