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Album I can't live without: Jagged Little Pill

JESSICA AALTONEN
Last updated 05:00 15/02/2013
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CLASSIC 90s: Alanis Morisette's album Jagged Little Pill.

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The album I can't live without is Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette. Girls and guys love this one., especially if you were a kid in the 90s.

Anytime I'm talking to people about music, this album comes up and I am yet to have someone argue the opinion that it is one of the best albums of all time. I think people who were born in the 80s and were children of the 90s often miss the simplicity of our error, and this album reminds us of this.

I do remember that Hand in my Pocket was playing when I saw my first drug addict. I was in Auckland and Alanis Morisette music was playing everywhere. A young girl in her 20s asked our family for money, she was very pale and skinny and had marks all over her face. I asked my mum what was wrong with her, she simply said "she's a junkie, love". At the time I nodded not really knowing what a junkie was.

My favourite song from the album is Mary Jane. It wasn't a very well known one, I don't think it came out as a single.

The song Ironic receives a lot of judgment as what  Morissette sings about isn't actually Ironic. Does that make the song Ironic? We have a little joke in our family because my Mum never uses the phrase, "isn't that ironic" correctly. Ever. One time she was making her famous tuna bake and said "it takes 45 minutes to cook in the oven, the same time as normal bake, isn't that Ironic?". No, it's not! So, whenever she makes tuna bake, my siblings and I sing "Baking baaaaaaaaake, takes 45 minutes, just like tuna baaaaaaaaaaaaake, isn't it ironic, don't you think?".

But back to why I love this album. I never get sick of it, it reminds me of the simplicity of the 90s - a beautiful girl with long hair, in a baggy t shirt, singing on a guitar. It's simple and it's beautiful.     


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