on 4 October 2012
P!nk's 6th Album and absolutely sensational!! If you're not a fan of P!nk, Listen to this album. You will be when you've finished it! Fantastic vocals, Excellent lyrics with a mix of party tunes packed full of attitude and songs that make you think about the important things in life. I have always thoroughly loved the albums that this woman produces, mainly because I feel that I can relate a lot to what she sings and writes about. I can pin point a part of my life and go straight back there with every song I listen to. Very few artists are able to do that to me and I appreciate an artist who has the courage to sit down and write about their own personal experiences. I think it's very important to lay it all on the line and she deserves a huge amount of respect. Can't wait for the tour next year! Buy all her albums NOOOOOOOWWWW! haha.
on 21 September 2012
Ok, so I was counting down the minutes to this album, I admit it!
It has a split of fast and slow songs and I must say, a few of the songs took a few listens to really get in to, but in no time at all I love all of it.
Becoming a mother doesn't seem to have toned down her attitude at all, and the swearing and lyrics are as typical of her as ever, and yet again, it works perfectly.
There are three songs where P!nk collaborates with other artists, Enimem, Lily Allen and Nate Ruess (Lead singer of Fun). These songs all work brilliantly, and I'd like to see more collaborations in the future.
Where Did The Beat Go reminds me very much of her very first album, and reminds us how versatile P!nk is.
Just give me a reason is my favourite slow song on the album, and Nate Ruess' voice sounds perfect next to P!nk.
The title track, The Truth About Love, sums the whole album up, in that it's fun, kickass and completely P!nk all over.
I'll stop myself listing them all, and just say - buy this now!
Bring on the tour!
on 17 September 2012
BOOM! P!nk is back. Not with a sizzle but with a bang. This album is wickedly good. I love it.
Especially her collaborations with Lily Allen, Eminem and Nate Ruess, they're pure magic. At first I was a bit devious about Lily Allen featuring on a p!nk track but I was pleasantly surprised and it worked and created an amazing, catchy tune. Also when I saw Eminem was featured on the album too I thought this is going to be brilliant, two legendary artists making sweet music this is gonna be good and it was. Pure heaven.
There is only one song what I am not too fond of and that is The Truth About Love but it is slowly growing on me. But apart from that all the other tracks are excellent, especially 'True Love', 'Is This Thing On?', 'Run', 'The Great Escape', 'My Signature Move' and 'Try'. When I heard P!nk was working on a new album I was doubting myself thinking that she's took a break and try make a big comeback and she might flop but no this is the complete opposite, this album is definitely gonna be a hit!
The album cover is just the cherry on the cake. I love how P!nk is crouching down in her vibrant red high heels and pulling that mysterious look on her face just adds to the mystery of what songs are on this album. So all in all this album is superb! I would recommend it to anyone who loves P!nk although she is changing her musical direction slighty she is still holding onto her roots and is continusly creating catchy, up beat tracks. So, P!nk lovers buy!!
Love Pink, not just her music but her attitude. Yes this album contains a lot of swearing but then Pink is known for that on her albums but I do note that the Product picture does not show the Advisory sticker on the front cover, so please be aware.
I like her collaboration with Lily Rose Cooper (Lily Allen). I like most of the songs on this album but I have always enjoyed Pink's ballads most of all and on this album my favourite song is 'Beam me Up'.
In my opinion, Pink is an excellent song writer.
on 17 September 2012
New material from our favorite foul-mouthed singer that doesn't hesitate to say everything as is, has arrived. She's fearless and her un-sugarcoated expressions get right to the point. The new album is a great and pleasant escape from the auto-tuned electronic noise that has polluted the music scene in the past 3 years (which noise I tend to enjoy but is unfortunately been overdone now). It includes from pop/rock jams to some powerful and stripped down ballads. Her style goes back to her rockier "Try this!" era and fusions some pop elements from her next eras and a pinch of acoustic ballads from "Funhouse". It all blends perfectly and the outcome is a fresh and unique album that you will play on repeat.
Her first single "Blow me (One last kiss)" is a powerful pop/rock break-up song that has played in repeat for hours on my computer and haven't get bored of it to date. It only foreshadows the greatness that is to come!
I was about to write a list of the best tracks, started naming most of the tracks and stopped because the whole album stands out, but I mostly favor the ballads. The only thing I can say is that the weakest track in the album is "The truth about love". Also, for those who hesitate to buy the deluxe edition, I have to say that "Run", which features uncredited vocals from the one and only Lily Rose Cooper (a.k.a. Lily Allen), is a very sweet ballad that's worth the extra money of the deluxe.
All in all, I believe it's, if not the best, in the top 3 of best albums in 2012 that's not gonna disappoint any P!nk fan or people that are tired of today's music. 5/5
P.S.: Try to say this review's title fast!
It has been some time since we have had a new album from Her P!nkness, and once again she is in fine fettle and on top form. As with her other albums the style of music is slightly different, she always manages to come across fresh and exciting, whereas with most other artistes you more or less know what you are going to be hearing before you have even bought the album.
She may swear, and her lyrics can be perhaps a bit near the bone, but that is what we want, someone who says things how they are instead of giving us the usual sugar-coated nonsense. With a great voice, a certain raunchiness at times, great music,etc., this is an album well worth getting. If you have never heard a P!nk album before, then this is as good an album to start with as any other.
If you love great tracks then this is right up your street and a definite must have.
Like all the best music, this just gets better and better with every listen. There is quite a range of musical styles here , all with the unmistakable and brilliant Pink style , including three duets which all work brilliantly - 'Just Give me a Reason' is a particularly catchy song and the track I found myself singing away to first. 'Slut Like You' is fun, earthy, catchy , powerful- great music, and The Truth About Love' grows on you with every listen - and features some amazing, almost operatic, vocals. But really there are no filler tracks - at least not after a few listens.
If you have liked anything Pink has done - you really should get this - it won't be a disappointment
A really great album, from a really special artist.
on 5 April 2013
And no, I'm not talking about Britney... It's funny to think how Pink was once only a small shadow on Britney's world-wide domination and now almost no one remembers her once competitor. I guess for once the world has been fair and it paid out to stick to your guns and have vocal abilities instead of putting out endlessly auto-tuned "hits" that someone else pens for you. As Pink herself said way back in "Don't let me get me": <<LA (as in LA Reid) told me "you'll be a pop star, all you have to do is change everything you are". Tired of being compared to dam* Britney Spears, she's so pretty, that just ain't me.>> Well, Pink, to me you've turned out not just pretty but beautiful on the inside and outside, and I say inside because she always seems to be letting us into her life with her songs.
To me Pink is the greatest singer-songwriter in the pop charts during the last decade, and she has released another great album. Growing up, without losing her foul-mouth call-it-like-I-see-it attitude, definitely suits her. Her staples are all there: party bar anthems (Blow me one last kiss, Slut like you), catchy upbeat make-you-smile mid-tempos (How come you're not here, True love) and devastatingly heartfelt ballads (Try, Just give me a reason, Beam me up).
This time, however, she's included some collaborations: with Nate Ruess from Fun on "Just give me a reason", with Lily Rose Cooper (aka Lilly Allen) on "True love" and with Eminem in "Here comes the weekend". To me, but this is probably a personal bias, the first two turn out fantastic, the third one not so much, the song is a bit grating to me.
As a summary:
- Please don't leave this page without listening to: "Just give me a reason", "Try", "True love" and "Blow me one last kiss.
- You could probably skip: "Here comes the weekend"
- All other songs in the albums are well worth buying it
Let's hope she keeps albums like this coming...
on 14 October 2012
P!nk has been very busy in her personal life the past few years, having her first child and settling down with her husband for the, erm, second time - but they do make such a beautiful couple! That has not stopped her from continuing her path towards greatness in her music career and her sixth studio album "The Truth About Love" is a testiment to this ladies' originality and creativity with some catchy Pop gems and a handful of lovely heartfelt ballads.
The anthemic "Are We All We Are" is a very feisty track with a punchy Pop Rock chorus layered with electric guitars and is a solid opener. The lead single "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" is a grower and is a happy-go-lucky Dance influenced song with a catchy chorus. The second single "Try" is the highlight of the album for me, in between beautiful Pop anthem and soulful Rock ballad, it weaves its way through your heart and sends chills down your spine. "Just Give Me One Reason", a piano led ballad featuring Nate Ruess, is a pretty good collaboration - P!nk's vocals are great, although the song is a little predictable. "True Love" is a fun and sugary sweet mid-tempo Pop song featuring Lily Rose Cooper (AKA Lily Allen) - very simple, but effecive. "How Come You're Not Here" and the cool "Slut Like You" are both very addictive and fast paced Pop Rock tracks, the later being the second highlight of the album. The title track "The Truth About Love" has a strong Punk influence with a distinctive retro vibe and sits perfectly next to the acoustic guitar led and Country inspired gem "Beam Me Up", which is coincidentally the third highlight on here with some beautiful vocal harmonies and heartfelt strings. "Walk Of Shame" is another cool fast paced signature P!nk song. You can feel Eminem's influence as soon as you hear the first chords and vocal arrangements of "Here Comes The Weekend", a heavily Rock influenced Urban track, featuring the ever so talented Slim Shady. The angst in the soulful fourth highlight "Where Did The Beat Go?" is driven by the military style rolling drum, the poignant vocals and the original melody which reminds me of "Family Portrait". The final track and fifth highlight "The Great Escape" is another beautiful piano led ballad with wonderful string arrangements and is co-written by Dan Wilson, who co-wrote "Someone Like You" by Adele, ending the album in style.
P!nk seems to be enjoying her life, looks glowing and is obviously very inspired to write and sing great music. "The Truth About Love" is P!nk at her creative best and is as good if not better then her previous album "Funhouse". I hope that we do not have to wait another 4 years to hear new music from her as she is one heck of a talent!
on 25 September 2012
In keeping with Pink's recent offerings this contains a good mixture of hard rocking songs intertwined with quieter melodic offerings. It's always a good sign when certain songs stand out from the first listen and that certainly applies with this CD: Blow Me (One Last Kiss) and Try to name just two. With apologies to those of you too young to understand this reference, How Come You're Not Here sounds to me like Free with a female singer - coming from a 50+ year old Rock fan, that is definitely a compliment.
There are three guest singers on this collection starting with Nate Ruess. I confess to never having heard of Nate before, but he has a pleasant voice so I will investigate further. The second is Lily Rose Cooper (better known by her single name Lily Allen). As a fan of Lily's two albums to date I listened out for her voice only to hear it for one verse quite late on in the song! Worth the wait, Lily. Finally there is Eminem providing a bit of rap on Here Comes The Weekend. Unfortunately I'm not much of a rap fan so this does not add much for me.
The second disc contains four songs which certainly bear comparison to those on disc one: no makeweights or outtakes here. Why those extra songs are on a separate disc is a mystery to me - the whole collection would have fitted on one disc. I assume it's so disc one could be identical to the non-deluxe version, but I'm sure it wouldn't have been difficult to release a deluxe edition with all the songs on one disc.
I look forward to seeing Pink perform songs from this collection on stage next year.