Havoc and Bright Lights
Label: Columbia SevenOne
Though Guy Sigsworth is back in the producer's chair (with an assist from Joe Chiccarelli), Havoc and Bright Lights feels far less steeped in turmoil than he and Morissette's last effort together, 2008's Flavors of Entanglement (a break-up album of sorts for the singer). In fact, there's very little havoc to be found on the lead single "Guardian" or "'Til You" or "Empathy" or just about any other tune. The lone exceptions are "Celebrity," an electro-pop meditation on fame and the Babylonian evils that accompany it, and "Numb," a hard rocker that sounds like Sarah Brightman gone grunge-pop.