Contributed by chris:
With ‘Under Rug Swept’, Alanis Morissette is mentor-free. After the two multi-platinum studio albums she made with Glen Ballard as producer and songwriting collaborator, Morissette wrote and produced the new album on her own. Sonically, she has learned all she needs. The music is brawny and meticulous, a further refinement of the tracks she created with Ballard on ‘Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie’. She concocts folk rock driven by hip-hop beats, ballads that build without getting gooey and hard rock aswirl with psychedelia.