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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alanis in one complete package!

    AWESOME! I've listened to it over and over!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    twelve great songs, two good ones, four bad ones

    There are 18 songs here. First, the four that are bad: "8 Easy Steps," "Crazy," "Sister Blister" and "Let's do it." The two that are all right are: "That I Would be Good," which I know was a big hit, and "Simple Together." The remaining twelve songs are great. "Mercy" and "Still" I had never heard, and I couldn't believe how good they sounded. I do wish Alanis would have put "Unsent" on here. Anyway, twelve great songs makes this CD well worth buying. Play the samples on your computer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    an outstanding collection

    whether you're a die-hard alanis fan or just enjoy the songs you've heard on the radio, this is a great collection to have. alanis obviously put a lot of thought into the selection and sequencing of the songs, which makes the outcome much more fluid than if she were to just throw on all her hits. those hits are present--including "you oughta know," "thank you," and "everything." but also included are overlooked gems like "simple together," off her b-side album Feast on Scraps, and "eight easy steps," the rocking second single from So-Called Chaos. but what really makes this album worth it for alanis fans is the inclusion of all the songs she has written for soundtracks and special releases, including "Let's Do It "Let's Fall In Love"" from the De-Lovely soundtrack, "Mercy," the breath-taking foreign language track from the album The Prayer Cycle, and "Still," one of the best songs she has penned, which was on the Dogma soundtrack. while the thought of a greatest hits album is bittersweet because it may mean that alanis's best work is behind her, it's still a very impressive collection. highly recommended for casual and devout fans alike.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Angry 90's Chick Rock At Its Best!

    Ah, yes! At last, a compilation that makes sense! What can you say when you hear "You Otta Know!" on the radio now and then. Hard to believe it was well over 10 years ago, this Canadian songstress yelled her way to number one with that song, by the end of Summer 95', along with her other top hits from her 1995 debut, "Jagged Little Pill" album. Alanis' debut album personified the 90's angry chick rock music. She kept the same free spirit and fury on 1998's "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie", but also heading in a new, mellowy, direction, with the single "Thank You", or "Uninvited" (not included on SFIJ, but on City of Angels soundtrack), showcasing Alanis' soft vocals, which is evident on her next, entire 2002 album, "Under Rug Swept". Honestly, I had stopped listening to Alanis Morrisette by that time, missing out on her highlight-esque, "Feast On Scraps", only to be reinvigorated with her, sort-of, kind of, 2004 comeback album, "So-Called Chaos", revealing a gentler side of Alanis, with her single "Everything". It is amazing how this once angry chick rock music of the 90's mellowed into millinia's sophisticated songs for the adult contemporary. Although, Alanis Morrisette's "Collection" is a must-have, there were a couple of other songs left out on this compilation, ("So Pure", "Joining You" from SFIJ, and "Wunderkind", only available on Walt Disney's 2005, "The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe") soundtrack. Other than that...It is a MUST-HAVE and a retrospective reminder of part of the generation X era.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic

    The best "best of" disc to be released in quite some time. I've been waiting forever to own the track "Still."

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