So-Called Chaos

  • Record Label: Maverick
  • Release Date: May 18, 2004
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. It's brighter, denser, catchier than either of its immediate predecessors, and boasts her most assured singing yet.
  2. While there's nothing as irresistibly catchy as "Under Rug Swept"'s magnificent "Hands Clean", the overall impression, musically speaking, is one of freshness, optimism and energy. But better still, it's smart, and sussed, and frequently funny as hell.
  3. Spin
    75
    Sonically, Morissette has hit a peak. [Jun 2004, p.109]
  4. She isn't exploring new emotional ground, but her personal delivery and self-deprecating tone still go a long way.
  5. While more musically complex than previous set "Under Rug Swept," "Chaos" has less experimentation and fewer vocal intricacies.
  6. Yes, she still has an interesting voice that's beautiful and quirky at the same time, but there's so much here to sift through and nothing much that immediately grabs you.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Feb 17, 2015
    4
    After its peak in Jagged little pill and Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie and Under Rug Swept, we expected that alanis continue furtherAfter its peak in Jagged little pill and Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie and Under Rug Swept, we expected that alanis continue further evolving in their next releases. What definitely did not happen! So-Called Chaos is a tacky disaster. Consists of ten songs Avril Lavigne standard pop / rock extremely boring, Alanis presents no novelty compared to their previous albums .The same themes, the same melodies pop / rock stressful and manufactured choruses that even worked in Under Rug Swept, but do not work aqui.So-Called Chaos is the worst album of alanis career and unsuccessful on the charts. Full Review »
  2. Aug 23, 2013
    7
    It's a good album, but not a great album. The sound is more relaxed and radio friendly, but it misses some of the deep emotion that AlanisIt's a good album, but not a great album. The sound is more relaxed and radio friendly, but it misses some of the deep emotion that Alanis has. Still, there's plenty of appealing songs to choose from, such as "8 Easy Steps", "Excuses" and "Everything". Full Review »
  3. RuanH.
    Aug 12, 2007
    7
    One of the more enjoyable Alanis Morissette albums.