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Are You Happy Now? With its cynical lyrics and Dave Navarro's snarling guitar riffs, the first single off the 19-year-old's second CD is uncannily similar to labelmate...Are You Happy Now? With its cynical lyrics and Dave Navarro's snarling guitar riffs, the first single off the 19-year-old's second CD is uncannily similar to labelmate...2003-05-23

Are You Happy Now?

Lead Performer: Michelle Branch; Producer (group): Maverick, Warner Bros.

With its cynical lyrics and Dave Navarro’s snarling guitar riffs, the first single off the 19-year-old’s second CD is uncannily similar to labelmate Alanis Morissette’s musical model. An edgy, scornful woman has replaced the young, bubbly songwriter behind The Spirit Room’s sweet power pop, and she’s not looking back. Not the worst strategic make-over, though – take a peek at the charts. Let’s just hope she doesn’t start wearing a wife beater and tie.

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