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* MisattributedSong: "One Of Us" by Joan Osbourne is sometimes credited to her, due to having a very typical 90s alt. rock sound and being performed by a woman.

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* MisattributedSong: "One Of Us" by Joan Osbourne is sometimes credited to her, due to having a very typical 90s alt. rock sound and being performed by a woman. Same goes for "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks.


* DorkAge: Her first two albums ''Alanis'' and ''Now Is the Time'' came out at a time when pop music had become ear poison for audiences post-Music/MilliVanilli, and needless to say, they were emblematic of pop's troubles during the period judging by their content. To this day, Alanis [[OldShame disowns the albums entirely]],, and radio stations have refrained from playing any music from them.

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* DorkAge: Her first two albums ''Alanis'' and ''Now Is the Time'' came out at a time when pop music had become ear poison for audiences post-Music/MilliVanilli, and needless to say, they were emblematic of pop's troubles during the period judging by their content. To this day, Alanis [[OldShame disowns the albums entirely]],, entirely]], and radio stations have refrained from playing any music from them.

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* DorkAge: Her first two albums ''Alanis'' and ''Now Is the Time'' came out at a time when pop music had become ear poison for audiences post-Music/MilliVanilli, and needless to say, they were emblematic of pop's troubles during the period judging by their content. To this day, Alanis [[OldShame disowns the albums entirely]],, and radio stations have refrained from playing any music from them.


* AwesomeMusic: All of ''Jagged Little Pill''. ''Especially'' "You Oughta Know", "Hand in My Pocket", "You Learn" and "Ironic".
** Also, "Uninvited". The song is already tense and beautiful enough, but once those drums kick in, that's when stuff goes down. ''Hard''.

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All of ''Jagged Little Pill''. ''Especially'' "You Oughta Know", "Hand in My Pocket", "You Learn" and "Ironic".
** Also, "Uninvited". The song is already tense and beautiful enough, but once those drums kick in, that's when stuff goes down. ''Hard''.

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* ShockingSwerve: The music video for ''Crazy''. [[spoiler:The only hint that the unnamed blonde is Alanis' girlfriend is the photo by Alanis' bedside near the start of the video, which is small, easily missed, and easily mistaken for a photo of two friends. When Alanis confronts the couple at the club, the girlfriend doesn't remotely react how you'd expect a cheater to. [[DullSurprise She barely reacts at all]], in fact. Even at the ''end'' of the video, she doesn't seem a bit worried about how her violent girlfriend will react. On a RewatchBonus, you may realize ''why'' the guy looks stunned, not guilty, while the bouncer hauls Alanis out of the club, because the blond just presumably told him the truth, but on the first watch it looks like the blonde just dumped him because she learned he was a cheater.]]

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* SignatureSong:
** ''Jagged Little Pill'': "You Oughta Know", "Ironic", "Hand in My Pocket", "You Learn" and "Head Over Feet"
** ''Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie'': "[[Film/CityOfAngels Uninvited]]" and "Thank U"
** ''Under Rug Swept'': "Hands Clean"
** ''So-Called Chaos'': "Everything"
** Overall: "You Oughta Know", "Ironic" and "Uninvited"


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* MemeticMutation: "Would she go down on you in a theater?"

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"Would she go down on you in a theater?"


* VindicatedByHistory: There are many notable parodies of Alanis's singing style during her peak in the 1990's and early 2000's. In 2015 and 2016, she returned to the public eye to promote the 20th anniversary of ''Jagged Little Pill''. Listening to hear sing the same songs in her early 40s, it's apparent that she continues to influence younger singers.

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* VindicatedByHistory: There are many notable parodies of Alanis's singing style during her peak in the 1990's and early 2000's. In 2015 and 2016, she returned to the public eye to promote the 20th anniversary of ''Jagged Little Pill''. Listening to hear sing the same songs Now in her early 40s, it's apparent forties, Alanis's songs from that she continues to influence younger singers.time period still seem fresh as they did in the 1990's.

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* VindicatedByHistory: There are many notable parodies of Alanis's singing style during her peak in the 1990's and early 2000's. In 2015 and 2016, she returned to the public eye to promote the 20th anniversary of ''Jagged Little Pill''. Listening to hear sing the same songs in her early 40s, it's apparent that she continues to influence younger singers.

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* MisattributedSong: "One Of Us" by Joan Osbourne is sometimes credited to her, due to having a very typical 90s alt. rock sound and being performed by a woman.

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* UncannyValley: Baby Alanis at the end of the BackToFront "Eight Easy Steps" video. Holy crap!

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** Also, "Uninvited". The song is already tense and beautiful enough, but once those drums kick in, that's when stuff goes down. ''Hard''.


* FanDislikedExplanation: Or possibly FanHater disliked explanation. All of the situations in ironic are in fact ''extremely'' good examples of situational or cosmic irony... to a WideEyedIdealist slowly [[TookALevelInCynic taking levels in cynic]] as their optimistic assumptions that life will always be story-book clean and perfect [[RealityEnsues collide headlong into reality]]. Given that this is exactly what seems to have happened between "perky teen pop singer" and "the mature artist that created ''Jagged Little Pill''", the song becomes a semi-autobiographical take on the the process of learning how reality works: it's not ironic at all that bad things happen.

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* FanDislikedExplanation: Or possibly FanHater disliked explanation. All of the situations in ironic "Ironic" are in fact ''extremely'' good examples of situational or cosmic irony... to a WideEyedIdealist slowly [[TookALevelInCynic taking levels in cynic]] as their optimistic assumptions that life will always be story-book clean and perfect [[RealityEnsues collide headlong into reality]]. Given that this is exactly what seems to have happened between "perky teen pop singer" and "the mature artist that created ''Jagged Little Pill''", the song becomes a semi-autobiographical take on the the process of learning how reality works: it's not ironic at all that bad things happen.


* FanDislikedExplanation: Or possibly FanHater disliked explanation. All of the situations in ironic are in fact ''extremely'' good examples of situational, tragic, or cosmic irony... to a WideEyedIdealist slowly [[TookALevelInCynic taking levels in cynic]] as their optimistic assumptions that life will always be story-book clean and perfect [[RealityEnsues collide headlong into reality]]. Given that this is exactly what seems to have happened between "perky teen pop singer" and "the mature artist that created ''Jagged Little Pill''", the song becomes a semi-autobiographical take on the the process of learning how reality works: it's not ironic at all that bad things happen.

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* FanDislikedExplanation: Or possibly FanHater disliked explanation. All of the situations in ironic are in fact ''extremely'' good examples of situational, tragic, situational or cosmic irony... to a WideEyedIdealist slowly [[TookALevelInCynic taking levels in cynic]] as their optimistic assumptions that life will always be story-book clean and perfect [[RealityEnsues collide headlong into reality]]. Given that this is exactly what seems to have happened between "perky teen pop singer" and "the mature artist that created ''Jagged Little Pill''", the song becomes a semi-autobiographical take on the the process of learning how reality works: it's not ironic at all that bad things happen.

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* FanDislikedExplanation: Or possibly FanHater disliked explanation. All of the situations in ironic are in fact ''extremely'' good examples of situational, tragic, or cosmic irony... to a WideEyedIdealist slowly [[TookALevelInCynic taking levels in cynic]] as their optimistic assumptions that life will always be story-book clean and perfect [[RealityEnsues collide headlong into reality]]. Given that this is exactly what seems to have happened between "perky teen pop singer" and "the mature artist that created ''Jagged Little Pill''", the song becomes a semi-autobiographical take on the the process of learning how reality works: it's not ironic at all that bad things happen.
**FridgeBrilliance: The final chorus drops the lines referring to assumptions that everything will always work out...[[{{Irony}} because life's funny way of helping her out was to teach her that life doesn't help you out]].

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