Jagged Little Pill Acoustic - Alanis Morissette
Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14
  1. 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]
  2. 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.
  3. The once fist-raising anthems for the Lilith generation have been replaced by the bland.
  4. Stripped of the rough guitars and eclectic production of the original, two things are exposed - those words and that voice. Neither fare well.
  5. Where the was once teen angst, there is nowt but middle-aged resignation. And no, the lyrics to ‘Ironic’ still aren’t bloody ironic.
  6. In the end, this can't even make you feel angry; just desperately sad. [16 Jul 2005, p.50]
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 35
  2. Negative: 17 out of 35
  1. Apr 4, 2012
    8
    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 »