Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Alanis Morrisette

Mat Snow, MOJO, September 1995

IF ANY SONG THIS YEAR CAN BOAST A million-dollar couplet, it is 'You Oughta Know' from the album Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette. "Is she perverted like me?" it goes. "Would she go down on you in a theatre?" And that the singer has just turned a freshly scrubbed 21 and will inform you that, yes, it happened, only adds to the commercially unquantifiable yet undeniable value of a rare electric shock in modern music. Totally unknown outside Canada just a few months ago, Alanis Morissette is now roaring up the US album charts.

Total word count of piece: 586