Music: Alanis Morissette: Confessional Immediacy

Alanis Morissette is back--but not the same

Alanis Morissette's new CD, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, is her second shot at putting out a good second album. Her 1991 debut, the dance-pop album Alanis, which featured such lyrics as "You're just a party party party boy," brought her modest renown, mostly in her native Canada and mostly (one presumes) among people there who don't read lyric sheets. After her uninspired 1992 follow-up, Now Is the Time, which included a wistful song about standing in the rain outside a Rod Stewart concert, her career stalled. But Morissette's third album, Jagged Little Pill (1995), her first for Madonna's Maverick records, was...

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