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The Truth About Love

September 14, 2012

Pink doesn't sing songs. She mauls them, gobbling the microphone like a hyena that hasn't eaten in a week. At her best, she is pop's most galvanizing tough broad, but her sixth LP devolves into self parody. Co-written with studio aces like Max Martin...

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"Whataya Want From Me"

December 6, 2010

Pink's original recording of the hit she co-wrote for Adam Lambert reveals that Lambert's producers more or less replaced her voice with his. Lambert's desperation gives him the edge, but this would have fit well on any Pink album.

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I'm Not Dead

April 4, 2006

Pink is ambitious the way Madonna used to be: a mess of contradictions and complications with a knack for making those inner conflicts bolster her art. It took guts for her to follow her 2001 smash Missundaztood with 2003's Try This — an uneven...

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M!ssundaztood

November 13, 2001

Pink broke through with Can't Take Me Home, a sexy teen-pop disco cruise from a Philly gal with New Wave hair you could fry an egg on. On her second album, Missundaztood, the twenty-two-year-old abandons R&B to indulge her dream of being a hard-rock...

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Funhouse

October 30, 2008

Pink wanted to call this album Heartbreak Is a Motherfucker — a fitting title for a record that follows her divorce from pro motocross rider Carey Hart. With songwriter Max Martin chipping in, the rock diva finds ways to make emotional rawness go...

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Try This

November 10, 2003

In her own way, Pink is more punk than what passes for punk these days. First she was a white R&B singer at a time when black radio had closed its doors to white artists. Then she turned her back on that world, going rock & roll with Dallas Austin,...

Album Review

Can't Take Me Home

April 27, 2000

Pink is twenty-year-old Alecia Moore's hair dye of choice and, for that matter, her skin color. She's got a dazzling, gymnastic R&B voice, without a hint of style that's all her own. Her debut has one awesome single in "There You Go," whose wronged-woman...

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