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Missundaztood
Missundaztood
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So diverse, February 12, 2002
This review is from: Missundaztood (Audio CD)
While Pink was stuffed under the teen R&B category for her first album Can't take me Home, any negative critic would be crazy or delusional to try to say she is following the same path this time around for M!ssundaztood. She really lets out her true talents for music and she is 10x bolder than she was two years ago. Want a diverse Cd with many different types of songs? Here's a rundown of the styles covered on the 14 tracks:
1. Missundaztood - Upbeat Pop
2. Don't Let me get Me - Rock Pop
3. Just Like a Pill - Rock Pop
4. Get the Party Started - Disco Pop
5. Respect - R&B Pop
6. 18 Wheeler - Rock Pop
7. Family Portrait - Hip-Hop
8. Misery - Blues Rock
9. Dear Diary - Pop
10. Eventually - R&B Soul
11. Lonely Girl - Rock Pop
12. Numb - Punk Rock
13. Gone to California - R&B Soul
14. My Vietnam - Pop


Missundaztood
Missundaztood
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366 used & new from $0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She makes a big stride, January 11, 2002
This review is from: Missundaztood (Audio CD)
Pink, who is fresh into her 20's, makes a big stride over the street pop that is now vanilla and uninspired (Destiny's Child, Mya, 702, Monica, Brandy). She instead pursues bigger & better things, with a lot more depth for listener's to get something from. You can experience the gut-wrentching pain she lets loose on "Family Portrait", a story of how torn her family life was. I know gut-wrentching sounds a bit dramatic, but try listening to this song after a big argument with your mother or father. You can FEEL Pink. I also love the uplifting and more positive tracks like "18 Wheeler" (although you can't avoid getting run over, never stay down) and "Missundaztood" (I can relate, I hate the social standards society places on youth). Did I mention Pink sings like an angel when she wants, and can also rock out with a gritty and growly low voice??? She's so versatile and talented. Highly, actively recommended.


Missundaztood
Missundaztood
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366 used & new from $0.01

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Growth, Creativity, Maturity, and Passion, November 24, 2001
This review is from: Missundaztood (Audio CD)
Those four words pretty much sum up Pink's amazing (and surprising) new album "Missundaztood." When Pink first emerged early last year, she came across as a brash and attitude-driven young female who hated men and loved to use slang words. Mind you, she still displayed talent on her debut "Can't Take Me Home" and still showed how unique she can be, even through her tried-and-true R&B and hip-hop songs. But we never saw the real Pink with that album. Now we get to see the many, many layers to this young star still on the rise. Pink tries her hand at so many musical genres, there truly is something for everybody. I cannot stress this enough, DO NOT listen to anybody who says she's "changed completely" and has "ditched all her R&B/hip-hop fans." This is so far from the truth. What Pink has done is grown, incredibly, and has unleashed her true musical gift to the world. She relies on her vocals, her self-written lyrics, and her indescribable ability to make her songs speak to her listeners. There's still a handful of R&B/hip-hop flavored cuts that will appeal to strict listeners. But there's also pop-rock, alt-rock, jazz, blues, even some electronica! Take "Family Portrait" for example. Placed behind a gritty hip-hop beat, the song speaks volumes about Pink's troubled childhood in a broken home. Divorce, fighting, confusion, you name it. And it's not cliched, or shallow, like so many other songs about a singer's childhood. Pink speaks from the heart, almost childlike, and focuses on her pain. And you need to feel it, in order for the song to mean something to you. It's incredible. Also, listening to the upbeat pop-rock anthem "18 Wheeler" will stir up something inside of you. It's a song about unabashed freedom and being able to pound your competetion. It's also extremely catchy. "Don't Let Me Get Me" screams of self-doubt and self-dislike. And be honest, we all tear ourselves down once in a while. Pink really pours her rage into this song. "Respect" is an interesting mix of electronica, pop, and hip-hop. Sounds odd, but just listen to it. It's an upbeat dance number that lets the ladies out there know, no matter how fly you think you are, let the men know there are standards you set first and foremost. It's all about respect. The song has a spacey, almost Neptunes-like beat and the "Yeah!" rants are amusing. I also love "My Vietnam", an upbeat rock number that has Pink comparing her life enemies (her parents, her teachers, her critics) to a historical war. Bold, yes. But Pink deserves to say what she wants, with such an intelligent and free mind. The song is unique in that it has guns and bombs as part of its backing beat. Cool, huh? Finally (to wrap up this huge review), I suggest "Eventually." This is Pink's best ballad on both albums. Extremely soulful, extremely passionate, and it just has so much rawness. No pop ballads here... just a mic and Pink's voice, really (there is a beat to it, but you won't notice it with lyrics like "Sometimes I get loud, when I wish everybody just get off me" and "It's every man for themself, there are no teammates"). An amazing ballad. And part of an equally amazing album. Honestly, I can't recommend this more. Of all the cliched R&B and pop and hip-hop and rock I've heard this year, Pink's "Missundaztood" is a refreshing and welcome mixture of talent, growth and grace. Pick it up.


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