Album of the Day
Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette embarked on one of the most spectacular career reinventions in music history when she turned from the fluffy dance-pop of her first two (Canadian-only) albums to the ragingly cathartic JAGGED LITTLE PILL. Working with producer Glen Ballard in Los Angeles, Morissette's soul-baring songs burst with raw emotion, but there was also consummate craftsmanship in these recordings – the melodies and forceful arrangements of “You Oughta Know,” “Hand In My Pocket,” “Ironic” and “Head Over Feet” practically jumped out of the radio. By the time the smoke cleared, the Maverick release had gone multi-Platinum, and on this day in 1996 Morissette became the youngest artist to win Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. A critical and commercial smash on original release, JAGGED LITTLE PILL has lost none of its power.