So Called Chaos

 
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Alanis (yawn) plays it safe.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

All fine.

Violence

Not an issue.

Sex

Nothing explicit.

Language

Nothing offensive.

Consumerism

Nothing obvious.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Nothing obvious.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Alanis Morissette, who once paved the way for a whole generation of female singer-songwriters, delivers a comfortable and painless (some might say boring) album.

What's the story?

True, she paved the way for our current generation of female singer-songwriters. And she knew her way around a musical and lyrical hook. Whether or you actually liked Alanis Morissette's warbly vibrato or found it intensely annoying, we all heard an awful lot of it a few years back. Now, after a long-ish hiatus, Alanis has returned with SO CALLED CHAOS.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

She's a more mature and mellow artist, for sure, and there is nothing offensive about this album. There is nothing fascinating about it, either. All the edges have been smoothed over, lyrics are repetitive and formulaic, musical arrangements are predictable and consistently intense, and the singing is still, well, an acquired taste. Most notably, none of the songs stand out as remarkable.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how artists change and grow, and why edginess is considered interesting.

Music details

Artist:Alanis Morissette
Release date:May 18, 2004
Label:Maverick
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old October 16, 2010
 

Some mild

The only language on here is "a**" and "a**hole".
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bysara4ever95 February 18, 2009
 

COOL

She rawks

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