Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Review: 'Missundaztood' by P!nk

'Missundaztood,' P!nk, 2001, Arista Records, Inc. Cover: alluring. The CD itself has an image of P!nk ripping her shirt, also cool. Lyrics are included. 

True to the album title, this CD is a must-have for anyone who's ever felt like they didn't fit in. P!nk's voice has a texture that suits her music, & she helped write 11 of the 14 tracks on the album, offering an intriguing insight into her personality & background. Most moving (arguably) is 'Family Portrait,' which paints a picture of P!nk's home life growing up, though 'Don't Let Me Get Me' is also revealing, & could be used as a theme song for misfits everywhere.

Other tracks include the danceable title song (the beat grabs you from the very start) & the party-friendly 'Get the Party Started.' Attitude abounds in the sassy 'Respect' (featuring Scratch), which is all about girl power. 

Power -- & the lack of it -- also features in other tracks, like '18 Wheeler.' This one is a triumphant song & would be good to exercise to. 

P!nk's unforgettable voice is accompanied by excellent musicians. There's a nice guitar riff in 'Don't Let Me Get Me,' & the more danceable tunes wouldn't get anywhere without the driving drums, played by Damon Elliott & Linda Perry.  

There are more pictures of P!nk on the inside of the album. From the rocking tracks to the tragic ones, as well as the bluesy 'Misery' (featuring Aerosmith's Steven Tyler), this album will get stuck in your head for days . . . in a good way. Linda Perry's mark is all over the record; not only is she featured in 'Lonely Girl,' but she wrote or co-wrote 8 of the 14 tracks. Other songwriters include D. Austin, S. Storch, & R. Supa. This is a great introductory album to P!nk's music. 

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