As easy as it might be to write off the nine-song Scraps as a money-grubbing collection of also-rans from the sessions for the rock diva's recent Under Rug Swept, it's actually a substantial piece of

As easy as it might be to write off the nine-song Scraps as a money-grubbing collection of also-rans from the sessions for the rock diva's recent Under Rug Swept, it's actually a substantial piece of work that could (and should) stand solidly on its own creative merits. In fact, songs like the forlorn "Sorry for Myself" and the introspective "Offer" are more complex than the more pop-minded fare that comprised this set's predecessor. Taken as a whole, both albums solidly accomplish Morissette's ultimate goal—to establish herself as a formidable singular force, as both an artist and producer. Scraps doesn't merely sate the appetites of diehards; it leaves everyone anticipating her next creative move. Adding to the project's commercial viability is a DVD complement, offering a visual scrapbook of Morissette's recent musical journey, including live performances and interview footage. A feast, indeed.—LF