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.
Who is this stranger?
This does not sound like the Alanis I knew. Bummer.
By Courtney Love II
This is a great album Alanis! Thank you for giving a great album at a time like this ❤️ Beautiful work 💕
Never too late
By Awesome to disgusting
This album has made me a fan! 10/10!! Pedestal may be my song of the year.
Starts out strong...
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 to long......
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.
Not close to Alanis of old
This medium tempo stuff is a snoozer. Big fan of Alanis, but this album was very disappointing.
Fantastic album, from a fantastic artist
Listened to Alanis a lot in them 90's, saw this album dropped and was very pleased that it's such a great new addition to her portfolio. Great voice, great songs, thanks.
By tornado too
I love an album that grows on you every time you replay it .
No More Torture