Alanis' Venti Problem

ALANIS MORISSETTE'S 1995 album, Jagged Little Pill, provided an anthem for a generation of breakups and, to the delight of music retailers, sold 30 million copies. Ten years later, Morissette is getting dumped by those stores, who resent the Ottawa-born singer's hawking an acoustic version of Jagged exclusively at Starbucks for the first six weeks of its release. HMV Canada and indie U.S. music stores are removing Morissette's old CDs from their shelves in protest. "Anytime there's a paradigm shift like this, people are going to be resistant," the singer says. "It happened with the Internet too." Here's to you, Ms....

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