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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 11/20/2001
There's a rule in commercial pop: don't bite the hand that feeds you. Translation? If you're getting love on TRL, it's best leaving well enough alone and tinkering only slightly with the sound that pays your bills. So you have to give Pink a whole heap of credit. The Philly-raised songbird may have made her rep with infectious and rugged pop-R&B hits like "There You Go" and the remake of "Lady Marmalade," but like the fuchsia coif she once sported, that sound is gone. In its place is a more driving alt-rock attack, liberally laced with some late-night blues and heartfelt lyrics that, while they sometimes come off like diary entries (the simplistic bon mot "Your pain is painful" in "Family Portrait"), are clearly Pink's thoughts, as opposed to words someone put in her mouth. Helping Pink express her inner Alanis are Dallas Austin, who produced the insistent rocker "18 Wheeler," and former 4 Non Blonde Linda Perry, who Pink has resurrected from one-hit-wonder status. Mixing up thumping beats, ("Get the Party Started"), with folksy confessionals, Pink's potent vocals and her honest determination make this a risk worth hearing. --Amy Linden
Top customer reviews
She continues to give so much of herself honestly and bravely. She is an incredible artist and a strong role model to women of any age. Truly.
I had been the one who "missunderstood" what all the fuss about this album was about. I stand corrected and am even more in awe of her.
If you have only heard the better known tracks of this album - the ones that get more airplay do yourself a favor and listen to tracks like Eventually and Dear Diary and one of the most honest songs ever - Family Portrait. And realize how young she was when she wrote them. She has given of herself from personal events of her life in a beautiful painful honest way. More real and unflinching than most any other musical artist ever has.
And she continues to keep it real.
1. M!ssundaztood-(8/10)-A poppish song with a good guitar sound to it. Decent chorus and a hilarious part about an Exlax commercial at the end of it!
2.Don't Let Me Get Me-(8/10)-A fast rock song. It has good lyrics and a nice chorus. This could be Pink's theme song.
3.Just Like A Pill-(10/10)-Rock song with cool lyrics and an extremely catchy chorus!
4.Get The Party Started-(10/10)-Everyone has heard this great dance jam!
5.Respect-(9/10)-I love the verses more than the chorus. The lyrics are real clever.
6.18 Wheeler-(10/10)Great rock song about Pink's confidence and strength!
7.Family Portrait-(9/10)-A mid tempo R&B'ish song with some deep issues about her family.
8.Misery-(10/10)-Very Blues/Rockish ballad. Pink's voice is amazing on this song, especially at the end. Steven Tyler harmonizes with her beautifully.
9.Dear Diary(10/10)-One of the best on the album. The sound is very "polished" and smooth. Great catchy chorus.
10.Eventually-(5/10)-Definitely the worst song on the album. Basically has no real tune to get into.
11.Lonely Girl-(10/10)-Rock song with Linda Perry which is mid tempo. Great chorus with great lyrics.
12.Numb(10/10)-Great song all the way through. Has a Fiona Appleish sound to it. I love the guitar used on verses.
13.Going To Calafornia(7/10)-OK ballad about how Calafornia is. The lyrics are very worth listening to.
14.My Vietnam(8/10)-It's cool how you can hear the sounds of army helicopters in the song. I think she tends to exaggerate her lyrics on this one but all in all it's great.
This is a must have album for any Rock, Pop, Dance, Blues, and possibly R&B fan. P!nk may have changed lots but she still rocks!