Episode 274: You Left This Mess. Bless This Mess.

On the TFT Podcast, we listen to and discuss Alanis Morissette’s international debut, “Jagged Little Pill.”

Ryan and Matt are joined by Rachel D to listen to Alanis Morissette’s hit debut album Jagged Little Pill, which is either more or less surprising than you recall.


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Syllabus: Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill

Bless this Mess.

3 Comments on “Episode 274: You Left This Mess. Bless This Mess.”

  1. Rambler #

    I kept wondering when the inevitable Robin Sparkles (http://how-i-met-your-mother.wikia.com/wiki/Robin_Sparkles) joke would appear.

    Turns out those jokes were completely evitable (or I dozed off for a while).

    Here are 2 alternate recuts, just so that no pop-culture cross reference is left out.

    “Alanis has refused to say who ‘You oughta know’ is about; but it’s clearly Dave Coulier… Or Alan Thicke… Or Paul Shafer.”

    “that would forever be known as the day grunge was born.”
    “In 1995?… In CANADA???”


  2. Josie #

    So there’s been a weird bit of currency for this album all of a sudden in my popcultural awareness, for whatever reason, starting with the Switched On Pop episode that I’d linked to on the Facebook post for this one but going through me noticing it more and more elsewhere.

    The thing that hits me about it is that while this was never a favorite of mine exactly, and I probably hadn’t listened to it in a decade until this summer, it turns out it was extremely influential of the development of my musical taste. I remembered every track instantly, and in fact have had “Hand in my Pocket” stuck in my head on and off for almost the last month. I think I really appreciated that there was this much weirdness in something so popular and mainstream,

    One other thing I wanted to connect it to – and they’re connected partly in being some of the first CDs I ever owned, as 1995 is the year my parents finally bought a CD player – is REM’s contemporaneous album Monster. At least in my mind they’re connected sonically – both mush up elements of crunchy grungey rock with folk and have similar production flourishes in terms of all those sounds that you all discussed being layered into the mix on Jagged Little Pill. Anyway – you’ve probably got other plans but I would like if you did get round to that album.


  3. Lemur #

    Complete (?) list of people whose Wikipedia article is the default for both their given name and their surname (i.e., “‘Alanis’ and ‘Morissette’ redirect here. For other uses, see ‘Alanis Morissette.'”):

    1. Alanis Morissette
    2. Barack Obama
    3. Osama bin Laden


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