Whether you like her or not, it’s hard to deny that Alanis has a serious set of pipes. She can do both a lower range and then head upwards into a high pitch that really reflects the bitterness of the song.
I like the crispness of the drums in this song. They are very stacco which lends to the anger being set forth in the song. I really like when the musical aspect of the song works just as hard as the vocals to set the mood for the song. Sometimes song lyrics can be angry but you don’t necessarily feel it in the instruments.
The fact that the song is fast allows the song to be more angry than sad. Too many lost love songs are slow and sad. This one seems much more vengeful. According to wikipedia, the lyrics of which are rumored to describe Morissette’s fouled relationship with Dave Coulier of Full House. Who knew someone could be so upset about losing Dave Coulier.