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Such Pretty Forks In The Road

Alanis Morissette

Such Pretty Forks In The Road

Ninth album and first in eight years from the Ottawa-born singer-songwriter produced by Alex Hope (Tegan and Sara, Troye Sivan) and Catherine Marks (Local Natives, The Big Moon)

ADM rating[?]

7.0

Label
RCA
UK Release date
31/07/2020
US Release date
31/07/2020
  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Morissette sings with a profound matter-of-factness while demonstrating the full power of her unmistakeable voice, making for one of her best-ever records
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  2. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Heartfelt and direct, a misunderstood artist takes control
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Decades into her career and Alanis Morissette still knows how to balance the dark with the light
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  4. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Such Pretty Forks in the Road is nothing short of the Canadian legend’s best work in years
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  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Alanis Morissette's Such Pretty Forks in the Road is an exposition of dolorous truths, revelatory in its unmasking of imperfection
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  6. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Alanis Morissette has long been a rarity among her peers, more than willing to address significant, yet unsettling subject matter. Such Pretty Forks In The Road is a case in point, with inspiring lyrical touches and affecting vocal sincerity placing it among her best albums
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  7. 8.0 |   Albumism

    With all of Morissette’s hopeful and haunting revelations packed inside, Such Pretty Forks triggers (for those open to the experience) a deeper understanding of the human condition and, most importantly, empathy
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  8. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The singer-songwriter names Change as her nemesis and meets it on the battleground
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  9. 7.0 |   Clash

    ‘Such Pretty Forks In The Road’ is relatable in parts and uninspired in others but for a few key moments of simple brilliance it’s worth a listen
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  10. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    On her first album in eight years, the iconic singer-songwriter continues to take the lyrical road less traveled on a vulnerable, sedate, ballad-heavy album
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  11. 6.0 |   All Music

    A close listen reveals all the troubles rolling around Morissette's mind, but the nice thing about Such Pretty Forks in the Road is how its smooth, placid surface makes the record feel like an album-length guided serenity meditation
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  12. 6.0 |   The FT

    The Canadian sings with considerable presence on her ninth studio album
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  13. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The Canadian singer-songwriter’s first album in eight years returns to her strengths
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  14. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Her mood is defiant, amused, forensically self-absorbed or coolly sarcastic, but never down
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  15. 6.0 |   NME

    The Canadian star's first new album since 2012 may not be flawless, but it stays true to Morissette’s unflinching depiction of life
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  16. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    More casual listeners may find the songs slightly one-note in terms of the musical dynamics but, either way, it’s good to have her back
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  17. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The alt-rock superstar’s words still bite, and she spends much of the album gently tending to her bruises
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