Jagged Little Pill Acoustic - Alanis Morissette

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14
  1. Though pretty, the stripped-down treatment... is mostly free of innovation, softening rather than sharpening the originals' enjoyably jagged edges. [17 June 2005, p.79]
  2. It's a pleasant enough listen, but it's hard to see the point of the album.
  3. A nice enough idea, but being much quieter and more pastoral, it is also somewhat anti-climactic. [Aug 2005, p.128]
  4. For a woman who once used lyrics to shock listeners, there's nothing terribly shocking about this new CD.
  5. Morissette turns in a powerful and nuanced vocal performance over these lighter but layered arrangements. [16 Jun 2005, p.98]
  6. For the most part, what was once electrifying is now stripped of almost all of its energy and novelty.
  7. 40
    A second rate version of the original. [Sep 2005, p.102]
  8. 40
    Despite scattered flashes of uncharacteristic lightness, she rarely tempers the fury that drove the originals with the more accepting perspective that's guided her subsequent efforts. [Jul 2005, p.119]
  9. 30
    It was the anger and angst of a jilted 20-year-old that gave the original songs their edge--something entirely absent from these blandly matured acoustic versions. [Aug 2005, p.90]
  10. Like Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells II and Meat Loaf's Back Into Hell, it doesn't so much play as fall out of the speakers with a flump: the sound of a towel being thrown in.
  11. The once fist-raising anthems for the Lilith generation have been replaced by the bland.
  12. Stripped of the rough guitars and eclectic production of the original, two things are exposed - those words and that voice. Neither fare well.
  13. Where the was once teen angst, there is nowt but middle-aged resignation. And no, the lyrics to ‘Ironic’ still aren’t bloody ironic.
  14. In the end, this can't even make you feel angry; just desperately sad. [16 Jul 2005, p.50]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 35
  2. Negative: 17 out of 35
  1. Apr 4, 2012
    Jagged Litte Pill was a fantastic album and this stripped down acoustic version just shows how excellent the songs on the original are, a great take on a classic album Full Review »
  2. IzatA
    Jun 5, 2006
    don't believe the critics... they're deaf....seriously! the album is very heartfelt n touches ur heart with tracks like Perfect, You Oughta Know. Buy Buy Buy! Full Review »
  3. JuanPabloCebollònH
    Apr 17, 2006
    I think that the record is not the best but it shows the other side of alanis's vocal evolution and her voice is wonderful and amazing but some tracks from jagged little pill acoustic are a little boring. Full Review »