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Jagged Little Pill

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Jagged Little Pill
Album cover
Album by Alanis Morissette
Released June 13, 1995
Recorded Westlake Studios and Signet Sound, Hollywood
Genre pop-rock
Length 57 min 33 s
Record label Maverick
Producer Glen Ballard
Professional reviews
Q review 4 stars out of 5 September 1995, p.118 (http://www.q4music.com/nav?page=q4music.review.redirect&fixture_review=126639&resource=126639&fixture_artist=142190)
Melody Maker review 7 out of 10 September 9, 1995 (http://rollingstone.com/reviews/cd/review.asp?aid=39076&cf=)
Allmusic.com review 4.5 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDCASS70402061625231325&sql=Aos47gj4ro6ia)
Toronto Sun (John Sakamoto) review Favorable June 11, 1995 (http://www.canoe.ca/JamAlbumsM/morissette_a.html)
Robert Christgau review B+ link (http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?id=26&name=Alanis+Morissette)
Alanis Morissette Chronology
Now is the Time
(1992)
Jagged Little Pill
(1995)
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
(1998)

Jagged Little Pill was Canadian singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette's third album, released on June 13, 1995 (see 1995 in music). Morissette's confessional lyrics and emotional vocals helped Jagged Little Pill dominate the year's sound in music. It spawned six massively successful hit singles:

Jagged Little Pill won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album and Album of the Year. The record has sold 30 million copies worldwide. It is the second best-selling album of the Soundscan era.

In 1998 Q magazine readers voted Jagged Little Pill the 19th greatest album of all time.

In 2005, Morissette re-released an acoustic version of Jagged Little Pill on the tenth anniversary of the original album's date of release.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "All I Really Want"
  2. "You Oughta Know"
  3. "Perfect"
  4. "Hand in My Pocket"
  5. "Right Through You"
  6. "Forgiven"
  7. "You Learn"
  8. "Head Over Feet"
  9. "Mary Jane"
  10. "Ironic"
  11. "Not the Doctor"
  12. "Wake Up"
  13. "You Oughta Know" (alternate take)
  14. "Your House" (hidden track)

Personnel

  • Michael Thompson - Organ
  • Glen Ballard - Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Benmont Tench - Organ
  • Ted Blaisdell - Engineer
  • Francis Buckley - Mixing
  • Flea - Bass
  • Basil Fung - Guitar
  • Michael Landau - Guitar
  • Lance Morrison - Bass
  • Dave Navarro - Guitar
  • David Schiffman - Engineer
  • Gota Yashiki - Rhythm
  • Alanis Morissette - Harmonica, Vocals
  • Rob Ladd - Percussion, Drums
  • Matt Laug - Drums
  • Joel Shearer - Guitar
  • Jolie Jones Levine - Production Coordination
  • Chris Bellman - Mastering
  • Tom Recchion - Art Direction, Design
  • Victor McCoy - Engineer
  • Chris Fogel - Engineer, Mixing
  • Rich Weingart - Engineer
  • John Patrick Salisbury - Photography

Chart positions

Billboard Music Charts (North America) - album

  • 1995 - The Billboard 200 - No. 1
  • 1995 - Heatseekers - No. 2
  • 1997 - Top Canadian Albums - No. 7


Billboard (North America) - singles

  • "Hand In My Pocket" (1995/96)
    • Modern Rock Tracks - No. 1
    • Top 40 Mainstream - No. 4
    • Mainstream Rock Tracks - No. 8
    • Adult Top 40 - No. 25
    • Adult Contemporary - No. 30
  • "You Oughta Know" (1995)
    • Modern Rock Tracks - No. 1
    • Mainstream Rock Tracks - No. 3
    • Top 40 Mainstream - No. 7
  • "All I Really Want" (1995)
    • Modern Rock Tracks - No. 14
  • "Ironic" (1996)
    • Modern Rock Tracks - No. 1
    • Top 40 Adult Recurrents - No. 1
    • Top 40 Mainstream - No. 1
    • The Billboard Hot 100 - No. 4
    • Adult Top 40 - No. 5
    • Rhythmic Top 40 - No. 11
    • Mainstream Rock Tracks - No. 18
    • Adult Contemporary - No. 28
  • "You Learn" (1996/97)
    • Top 40 Mainstream - No. 1
    • Top 40 Adult Recurrents - No. 1
    • Adult Top 40 - No. 3
    • The Billboard Hot 100 - No. 6
    • Modern Rock Tracks - No. 7
    • Adult Contemporary - No. 23
    • Rhythmic Top 40 - No. 32
    • Mainstream Rock Tracks - No. 40
  • "Head Over Feet" (1996/97)
    • Adult Top 40 - No. 1
    • Top 40 Mainstream - No. 1
    • Top 40 Adult Recurrents - No. 1
    • Top 40 Mainstream - No. 5
    • Modern Rock Tracks - No. 25
    • Adult Contemporary - No. 27

Chart Trajectory

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