Aug 29, 2012There are a couple of clunkers, including the finger-wagger "Celebrity," directed at those who seek fame as its own reward, and the droning "Win Win." But for the most part Morissette and producers Guy Sigsworth and Joe Chiccarelli keep the proceedings crisp, tuneful, warm, and sincere.
Aug 30, 2012While it may be a difficult task to get through all 12 psycho-babble-filled tune on havoc, it's not entirely a wash or without merit. Ultimately, if you're not into hearing someone use their artistic expression to vent their frustrations and contemplate fairly uneducated meanderings on the current social state, or you're not struggling with your own identity lacking the mental capacity to understand your surroundings, you need not apply.
UncutSep 14, 2012Mostly, though, Morrisette succumbs to her dual predilections for quasi-spirituality and stultifying sappiness. [Oct 2012, p.84]
Aug 28, 2012I love the album is cool super coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool, i love alanis morisettte is cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolI love the album is cool super coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool, i love alanis morisettte is coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool and i love you… Expand
Aug 28, 2012this is easily one of Alanis Morissette's finest albums, proving that you don't have to be miserable or depressed to be inspired to createthis is easily one of Alanis Morissette's finest albums, proving that you don't have to be miserable or depressed to be inspired to create art. It's already trite to compare her albums to Jagged Little Pill, so I will just compare this to her previous "happy" album, So-Called Chaos. While SCC struggled to find words, rhythm, and coherence to describe that so-called happiness, the songs of Havoc and Bright Lights show clarity and genuine joy both in lyrics and melody. Lots of potential radio hits here: Receive, Empathy, Spiral, Win and Win, Woman Down. If there's an album that should propel her back to the charts and awards shows this would be it.… Expand
Aug 28, 2012This album couldn't better paint Alanis' life at the moment. There are so many fantastic moments in this album that it almost takes the knifeThis album couldn't better paint Alanis' life at the moment. There are so many fantastic moments in this album that it almost takes the knife out of the four-year-wait-cake. We are served a full album filled with sonically-brilliant moments and true pieces of pop art. As an artist, Alanis never fails to express herself in beautiful ways. Listening to the music offers music ingenuity, but reading the lyrics and truly understanding each song and what it stands for is how you can get the most out of this album. Everything about it clicks. 17 years since Jagged Little Pill, and still on top of her game. Havoc and Bright Lights is easily one of her best works to date.… Expand
Dec 16, 2012My expectations for this album were quite low because I'm a fan of "Jagged Little Pill" and that's about it. Turns out that "Havoc and BrightMy expectations for this album were quite low because I'm a fan of "Jagged Little Pill" and that's about it. Turns out that "Havoc and Bright Lights" is one of the best she did. Not a fan of her smooth songs but loving the Alternative-Angry-Rock-like-Alanis-can-do "Numb" and "Celebrity". An album I played more often then I would've thought since it's been released, it has to be good otherwise I wouldn't listen to it. One of her best!… Expand
Oct 19, 2012Houve um tempo que a Alanis Morissette era extremamente relevante para o mundo musical. Jagged Little Pill já foi "O" disco femininoHouve um tempo que a Alanis Morissette era extremamente relevante para o mundo musical. Jagged Little Pill já foi "O" disco feminino da história. Isso foi à 17 anos atrás e hoje Alanis ainda está na ativa, mas sem o mesmo brilho de antes. Ela não perdeu apenas em vendagem, mas em qualidade. Ao longo dos anos seu trabalho foi perdendo cada vez mais qualidade e ela foi se transformando em uma cópia de si mesma. Em 2008 ela lançou Flavors of Entanglement o que eu considero o seu fundo do poço. Depois de um hiato de quatro anos a canadense resolveu sair da toca e vai lançar seu oitavo álbum de estúdio intitulado Havoc and Bright Lights e tenho duas noticias uma boa e uma ruim. A ruim é que o álbum é fraco. A boa é que é superior ao anterior.
Havoc and Bright Lights é um álbum essencialmente pop. Tem pitadas de eletrônico e rock que com uma produção fraca transforma tudo em um som bem genérico. O excesso de produção em cima das canções deixou tudo muito clean, asséptico e sem gosto ou textura. Sem saber onde se agarrar, Alanis se transforma em cópias de Avril Lavigne e Amy Lee. Quando ela decide ser ela mesma a coisa muda de figura, a canção cresce e ganha certa personalidade. Seu lado mais pungente sempre foi o de compositora. Aqui não há um trabalho genial, mas é muito interessante. Falando sobre sua relação com a fama e outras relações mais intimas, Alanis ainda tem uma cerne ainda revigorante. De longe a melhor canção é Lens, uma balada sobre um amor amargo que tem uma pegada "old Alanis". Outros momentos bonzinhos são a estranhamente pop Woman Down, a clichê e grandiosa Celebrity e a delicada com inspiração oriental Win and Win. Do lado ruim tem a chata Spiral que mais parece com uma música que a Avril faria e mais sem graça Receive. Não é uma obra de arte, mas mostra que Alanis ainda guarda algo lá no fundo.… Expand
Feb 17, 2015Almost 20 years ago Alanis surprised everyone with her great debut album worldwide Jagged Little Pill, with a commercial success unplanned.Almost 20 years ago Alanis surprised everyone with her great debut album worldwide Jagged Little Pill, with a commercial success unplanned.
In 2012 Alanis back with Havoc and Bright Lights, a fully pop album of the same and worn way to morissette alanis to music.The same pop / rock electronic means that we are used. "Guardian" is the only highlight and one of the few reasonable moments of the album, clear with a slight improvement over his previous two albums.
In any musical career the artist has just reaching a point where their music wears out, new releases begin to get extremely representative of the former and a kind of recycling is needed, or it reaches the end of the line.
This moment arrived for Alanis, she needs to work with new producers, new styles, new sounds ... well recycle.
Composed of ballads and songs pop / rock boring Morissette disappoint once again.… Expand
Apr 27, 2013Alanis proved through the years to be as talented as a musician as she is a good partner in love something we can conclude embarrassinglyAlanis proved through the years to be as talented as a musician as she is a good partner in love something we can conclude embarrassingly through her excessive private life exposure in her songwritting where everybody else is always the problem, never her. Though her first solely self produced album Under Rug Swept had quite good hooks for her then assumed radio-lite-pop rock orientation, so far in the last 10 years she just released rubish and lazy work. Havoc and Bright Lights I love how the titles of her songs and albums are so pseudo intellectualized is however the worst of all. Some may think she just succeeded during her lifetime career thanks to her producers who polished her talents specially Glen Ballard however she already proved to do fine by herself and Mrs. Morissette problem here is actually lazyness to cope with her own work. If the title for her works are pompous and promising, you always happen to find out is just a fancy wrap for a cotton candy tasting like water. She should just embrace her now motherhood and save us from the baby lullabies. Better follow Kate Bush example and stay home baking cakes and taking care of your son. Your husband can pay the bills, you don't need to embarrass yourself anymore Alanis.… Expand
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