Album of the Day
Under Rug Swept
On this day in 2002, Alanis Morissette released her fifth studio album, UNDER RUG SWEPT. Largely a return to the raw nerves and punchy arrangements of JAGGED LITTLE PILL, the collection shows Alanis quite capable of crafting powerful music without the assistance of Glen Ballard. Originals like “Hands Clean,” “Precious Illusions” and “Narcissus” display her gift for wrapping thoughtful and impassioned lyrics in memorable melodies and varied arrangements. But as assured as Morissette is in the studio, the subject matter of these 11 songs show her still looking for fulfilling relationships and a sense of belonging, making UNDER RUG SWEPT emotionally resonant as well as compulsively listenable.