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A Great Album That I Wasn't Expecting,
This review is from: I'm Not Dead (Audio CD)
As something of an old rock and roll guy, I was all set to hate this album when I unwrapped the gift wrap it came to me in. I don't recall why, but I had had a misguided belief that Pink was yet another whining 20-something with more attitude and angst than actual talent. But I'm happy to admit that I was SO incredibly wrong -- this is a great album.
1. It's funny. Songs like "Stupid Girls" and "U + UR Hand" are hilariously on-target at skewering certain audiences, and they provide a nice balance to the more serious songs on the album.
2. It's meaningful. Even Pink's funny songs have more genuine meaning underlying them than most pop artists' entire songbooks, and the more socially-conscious and spiritual ones can tear your heart out. "Dear Mr. President" and "I Have Seen the Rain" are particularly poignant tracks. Make no mistake, this woman is serious and should be taken as such.
3. It's intelligent. Listen to this album, then listen to anything by Britney Spears or Christine Whoever -- the distinction will be clear. Whether you like particular songs or not is a matter of taste, but the fact that the lyrics are smart and the music fitting is undeniable. Brilliant stuff.
4. It's easy on the ears. While there's nothing overwhelmingly new to this album musically, it's more rock than pop and it's done very well. There's a fresh crispness to all but the slowest songs, which makes it a fun listen no matter what you're doing at the time.
Hey, if an old geezer like me can get into this, so can you. It's a terrific album, well worth the price, and I suggest you go for it.
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Initial post: Feb 15, 2008 2:05:43 PM PST
Nice review. Got my vote!!!
Posted on Jan 16, 2010 10:02:41 AM PST
Debbie Hoffpauir says:
Being an hard rock fan of 70's, 80's MUSIC, I enjoy both this music and your review. On target!
Posted on May 4, 2010 8:39:25 AM PDT
R. Moore says:
Couldn't agree with you more. Pink likens herself as the "poor man's Lady GaGa," and her self comparisons to the likes of that windbag, Spears, and Simpson undermine her talent, which is far beyond any of those combined. Both this and Funhouse are brilliant CDs, with blistering guitar riffs and vocals. People who dismiss her by what they hear on the radio are seriously missing out on this amazing talent. Sober is the song that made me curious, and I've been hooked ever since.
Posted on Oct 17, 2012 7:54:29 AM PDT
Susan G. Zarszynski says:
I fell in love with PINK after seeing her performance of "Glitter in the Air" at the 2010 Grammy Awards.
Beauty, talent, brilliant songwriter..........She's never failed to impress me.
Posted on Aug 29, 2013 4:21:57 PM PDT
It's worth $1464........?
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