Let's admit it.
You missed me.Album Review
The Truth About Love [Deluxe Edition]Artist:
Let's just get one thing straight about P!nk.
She is THE definition of MILF.
Actually she surpasses MILF and goes right to BAMILF.
For those Cyberilliterate, that's Bad Ass Mother I'd Like to Fuck. [Totes just made that up, and it'll go cybez in like a hot viral MINUTE...which is about 4 hours or so because the interwebs has to catch on and spread this pandemic of herpderp ship-shippery. ..Who laaghed at that because they legit knew what I JUST said? Put your txting devices down and look up all squinty eyed so we know who you are.]
It's true. P!nk tells it like it is, keeps it real, doesn't shave her head, crash into shit, or drive a car with a baby on her lap. She goes through trials and tribulations like everyone else, [read: not on the news] can have a baby, come back just as gorgeous as before, rock and be feisty, and purely funny in her snarkier songs.
That she can write all by herself!
Unlike the contemporaries she debuted around, [Christina Aguilera], P!nk didn't sit and ponder a post baby metamorphosis. [Or do..ANY of ..whatever that was Britney did..]
There IS no "Back To Basics" for her. Because..frankly..P!nk knows who she is. P!nk didn't go down the Chrissy route, reinvent herself as a 1920's starlett because after giving birth she didn't want to "embarrass her [child] with the skank she was so she started fresh and clean and pure to make the bambino proud of mumzy" only to buck THAT three years later and become a competition with not only these new comers that dress in meat and latex and become the reigning Queen of Living Singing Art [Lady Gaga] but who can Kiss a Girl and Like it too! [Katy Perry], but most importantly herself. Christina grasped at straws by trying to have a whole new image that made everyone shudder and blinding them from a truly very good album.
P!nk never did that. P!nk doesn't HAVE to. She KNOWS who she is. She doesn't have to lie about it only to hate the lie later on and change back. She is who she is. Come hell or highwater, and she's not changing for anyone. Not even a new baby. P!nk is here to teach her new daughter, and all the rest of us The Truth About Love, as only she can see it, and not some Back To Basics persona for the evening.
What you expect P!nk to be, and what you expect her music to be, is exactly what 'Love' is. More of an incredible and talented woman.The Truth About the Album:
The tone of the album harkens way back to album three, the rock ready Try This combined with its follow up, the radio friendly, but ever fiesty, I'm Not Dead. [Which I'm quite thrilled about. Try This was my favorite album, no matter what Nielson SoundScan and the Critics had to say about it.] And while 'Love's' predecessor Funhouse was a nice flashback to debut Take Me Home, I'm glad 'Love' doesn't have that mellow R&B sound, but instead it reflects the fiery hard hitting P!nk we all know and love. It needs to be listened to. P!nk will remind you of what smart rock pop is. Just incase the radio's lineup has made you lose faith in mainstream music.The Truth About the Songs:
With no shortage of cheeky fun songs, [some are funnier than others. Yes that means you have to actually listen to what's being said to appreciate it] there's plenty of deeper cuts [which I always prefer from P!nk to the party starters] that showcase her raw emotion and the power of her voice. [Without all that super yelly diva screamy shit.] Especially when it comes to the extra tracks of Delxue Edtion, which shouldn't be missed out on at all. It'd be a HUGE mistake. The Truth About Cameo Singers:
Some people can have them. Some can't. P!nk is one of these people that can't. In fact the only song she dueted with [excluding I Have Seen The Rain with her father] Lonely Girl with cowriter Linda Perry, was the ONLY one I liked. P!nk has such a pure stand alone voice, mixing someone else with her...well Oil and Water blend better. It's just almost impossible. The first appearance is Track 4 [Just Give Me A Reason] that features Nate Reuss. Whom I've never heard of, and after this song, I'd rather not hear again..at least, not with P!nk. Thin and reedy his voice doesn't stand a chance to P!nk's rich tone, infact it's almost a joke and it makes the entire song unlistenable. Which is a shame because it started out so well...until he came along.
Immediately after, is "True Love" featuring Lily Rose Cooper, who has her own verse, and unlike Nate, has a sugary sweet voice, but it's just as powerful as P!nk's and she can hold her own against her. And instead of being offensive, it's very pleasant, and almost unnoticeable in it's seemlessness.
Down to Track 11 Eminem returns the favor [P!nk lent her pipes on his album Recovery. It broke my heart how much I didn't like it.] A Bass thumper that's listenable at the best of times, but it wouldn't really be missed if it was omitted, [it's a grower for certain] Eminem doesn't come in until the third quarter of the song. And to be honest, the only reason I kept listening to it, was because I was curious as to where in the HELL Em was. And as far as Em goes, he was very tame and sedated, but he broke up the monoty of the music and made the song a little interesting. He just should've came in sooner.The Truth Of the Matter:
Buy This Now. Dance to the fun songs, sit and listen and be wrapped in her voice on the deeper songs. [and don't skimp on the deluxe editon either!] Appreciate the beauty of one BAMILF, and enjoy the truth she has to offer that has nothing to do with multiple wigs, forced provocations, and some new alter ego that apparently comes with having a husband and a baby. EDIT:
The Truth of Doing Your Homework:
Nate Ruess is the lead singer to the band fun.
No wonder that song was fucking awful.
Stay Truthful Lovems.