Violin, viola, bass, and cello combine to pay a tribute in strings to Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette's 1995 breakthrough LP. The album runs faithfully through the entire set list and even closes with an alternate version of "You Oughta Know" (it's slightly stripped down, just like the original). But while Jagged Little Pill was insular and scathing, honest and sweet, and featured, at every turn, fabulous production from Glen Ballard, Strung out on Jagged Little Pill can't muster very much of anything -- bitter or otherwise -- during its run. The lilting melody of "Head Over Feet" and "Hand in Pocket"'s deliberate groove are standouts. But the tribute loses its way with much of the album. Without Morissette's captivating vocal presence or the enormous guitars and churning rhythms of Ballard's studio tweaks, Strung Out tumbles head over feet.
AllMusic Review by Johnny Loftus