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  • Summary: The ninth full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter is her first since 2012's Havoc And Bright Lights.
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Her
and so i pray to Her today, i ask for mercy and i beg for pauses...ooh ooh ooh.... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 100
    You can feel the weight of the piano keys and sense the reverb on the mic, or its absence when Morissette lays her isolated vocals bare to stunning effect on “Her”. ... Superb album.
  2. 80
    2020’s Morissette is as emotional as ever and her songs are incredibly heartfelt.
  3. Aug 5, 2020
    80
    Throughout the album, Morissette crafts a raw, often uncomfortable, narrative. In the portrayal of imperfection, Such Pretty Forks in the Road creates space to encounter profound disquietude.
  4. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jul 29, 2020
    70
    A measured, but unwaveringly honest, portrait of middle age with all its elation and tribulations. [Aug 2020, p.82]
  5. Aug 6, 2020
    65
    By Morissette’s standards, Pretty Forks is a vulnerable, sedate, ballad-heavy album. Most of those ballads are unobtrusive, with songwriting-template piano and strings plush and regular as amphitheater seats.
  6. Aug 6, 2020
    60
    Such Pretty Forks In The Road simmers, never boils.
  7. Jul 29, 2020
    50
    For all of its melancholy, Such Pretty Forks feels personal but never profound. [May 2020, p.89]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Aug 1, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Such Pretty Forks brings deepness and autobiographical aspect of Alanis, which is her mark. This album bring the pain, the pression of a mother, star and woman's life, and really marches the pandemic world we are living. The turmoil of emotions and feelings will touch you and approach your reality to hers. Expand
  2. Aug 3, 2020
    10
    Amazing vocals, great lyrics and production make this one of Her best! Loved it.
  3. Jul 31, 2020
    10
    This album is magic. I've always appreciated a song from her here and there, this album is hot beginning to end. A little more AC than IThis album is magic. I've always appreciated a song from her here and there, this album is hot beginning to end. A little more AC than I usually like but the raw emotion is overwhelmingly good. I think she could benefit from a producer who reins in all the words but, really, who the hell is gonna tell Alanis to cut a verse, a sentence or even a word. 10/10 Expand
  4. Jul 31, 2020
    10
    What a wonderful album. After 8 years Alanis is finally back and damn if I missed her. The sound, so dark yet so hopeful, the astonishingWhat a wonderful album. After 8 years Alanis is finally back and damn if I missed her. The sound, so dark yet so hopeful, the astonishing lyrics... Alanis talks to us as a mother, as a singer, as a woman, as a person, with all her hopes and fears. 11 songs which are all highlights. Nemesis with its climax and its wonderful outro is surely one of her best songs ever. Thank God she's back. Expand
  5. Jul 31, 2020
    9
    This new Alanis' album is a masterpiece, beautiful and surprising. I loved it!
  6. Aug 4, 2020
    9
    Alanis morissette's comeback since her 2012 album "Havoc And Bright Lights" , She gets so emotional and she opens up about what she wasAlanis morissette's comeback since her 2012 album "Havoc And Bright Lights" , She gets so emotional and she opens up about what she was dealing after her pregnancy but it is not entirely deep and the anger in it seems so limited but she knows how to handle it with raw vocals and her peculiar style of writing songs , although a taste of difference is included; All of this gives a decent and worth listening emotional album Expand
  7. Aug 5, 2020
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I think the new album is great. Alanis Morissette is a great singer and she's good. She's one of my favorites and I'm her number one fan. Expand

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