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Alanis Morissette: Havoc & Bright Lights

Holly Gleason, Paste, 28 August 2012

WHEN BARELY POST-ADOLESCENT Alanis Morissette exploded spewing vitrol and bodily fluids with her raging accusation of the spurned, 'You Oughta Know' from the mega-hit Jagged Little Pill, her righteous fury eclipsed everything else about her music. A Canadian child, Morissette's debut landed on the back of MTV's hair metal; using producer Glen Ballard's thrust to add punch to insightful lyrics and trippy melodies, she become the steroidal Joni Mitchell for a new generation.

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