Release Date: May 18, 2004
Record label: Maverick
Genre(s): Rock, Adult Alternative
The "metaphorical wound" that inspired complaint-rock staples such as Ironic no longer dominates Alanis Morissette's life, she says. Now in a happy relationship, she has become prone to improbable spasms of humour that will unsettle fans who have been with her since 1995's angst-loaded Jagged Little Pill. Her fourth album is speckled with rather laboured evidence of wit and affection ("You make the knees of my bees squeak"), sung in her crooniest tones yet.