Under Rug Swept - Alanis Morissette
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 48
  2. Negative: 2 out of 48

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  1. Sep 21, 2010
    10
    An amazing album. At first I didn't like it but with a third listen...I was taken by the lyrics and the songs. "Hands Clean" is the best track ont he album
  2. Apr 7, 2011
    9
    I've always felt that Alanis Morissette took herself too serious, like she wanted to prove something to the audience, to be more than she actually was. I was never a fan before, although I liked and appreciated some of her songs. But I love this album, it's less rigid and it gives me a positive energy. I love the singles, the song that opens the album ("21 Things...") is amazing andI've always felt that Alanis Morissette took herself too serious, like she wanted to prove something to the audience, to be more than she actually was. I was never a fan before, although I liked and appreciated some of her songs. But I love this album, it's less rigid and it gives me a positive energy. I love the singles, the song that opens the album ("21 Things...") is amazing and contagious, "Flinch" is brilliant. The more I listen to Under Rug Swept, the more I like it. Every song is a grower! Expand
  3. Aug 23, 2013
    8
    The shocking sound of her follow up "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie" and the rise of the Pop genre made Alanis lose popularity in the late 90's and early 2000's, so it's understandable she chooses to go back to a more relatable sound. I see "Under Rug Swept" as a mix between "Pill" and "Junkie", with the return to feminist lyrics and a more pop oriented beat but keeping the self-awareThe shocking sound of her follow up "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie" and the rise of the Pop genre made Alanis lose popularity in the late 90's and early 2000's, so it's understandable she chooses to go back to a more relatable sound. I see "Under Rug Swept" as a mix between "Pill" and "Junkie", with the return to feminist lyrics and a more pop oriented beat but keeping the self-aware and slightly awkward songwriting. Some songs may click, some take time to, but in general is a worth hearing album. Expand
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Her stream-of-conscious lyrics about self-esteem and troubled relationships are just more of the same medicine that went down better with 1995's Jagged Little Pill.
  2. Morissette seems unwilling to step into unfamiliar territory.
  3. Although 2002 is still young, consider Under Rug Swept one of the year's best.