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Previous to this cd I hadn't heard about her. But I decided to buy an album to a friend of mine for his birthday and I knew he was a great fan of this artist. So after a couple of months, he let me the album to listen to it because he told me that the music was very cool and that her music was a bit different compared to the rest of albums. In this album, Pink describes part of her childhood experiences. That is why I can listen very melancholic songs. Even though we can also listen tracks with her characteristic style such as her first single called " So what". But on the other hand, the better songs for me on this album are" Sober" and " Funhouse". For my opinion, this is an album to take into account that it will not disappoint anybody either if you are a fanatic or if it's the first time you listen to this music such as me. That´s the reason why a encourage you to clean your ears and put this cd on the cd player. Otherwise, this album isn´t expensive. Now it cost more or less £6.00 so it´s a good option.
I'd never been into Pink, I 'liked' one or two of her songs, but that was about the sum of it. So when my Fiancée came back with her latest album 'Funhouse' I was a bit pessimistic to say the least about listening to it, however, after the first few plays, I started to see what she meant. The album just works, that's all that can be said about it really, it flows, from one song to the next, however no two songs sound the same. Its funky, its fun, its loud it's quiet, its quick and then its slow, and it really works, the vocals are amazing! Its one of the few albums that you can take any song from and it would be a No 1 Hit, and best of all you don't get fed up of it, the album has been on repeat in the car for months now and every so often we change it, but within a few days its back on again. Thoroughly recommend, really good listen!
I was never very much a Pink fan until the last album (I'm not dead), which was just superb. Does Funhouse match it? Not quite. I feel that some of the slower tracks let it down a little, I find myself switching to the next more rockier track quite a lot. In my opinion this album is a little too much self indulging, I know the point is that the tracks come from the heart but at times I felt as if I was wallowing in her misery! Whilst it is great to be really drawn into a song I would rather be let out again, here it seems as if Pink is saying whilst you're here I will just tell you about this, and then this. This album does have some superb songs though and these make this a great purchase. So what is the one everybody knows, and rightly so as it is a real party goer, just brilliant. Funhouse it just fun, it makes me laugh. This it how it goes down should also be a big hit as it really rocks out the album. I feel this album is more for Pink fans then casual listeners, that said I still love and play it, and I am going to see her in concert soon, so I guess that I fall into the former category. Doesn't quite match her previous album, but still very good indeed.
I am quite the fan of Pink, but previous to this album, hadn't owned any of her work so I decided that since I had a nice little bit of christmas money left over I should buy her latest release and see whether the album matched up to my expectations! I didn't buy mine in a hard copy but rather as an MP3 download from Amazon in their sale; it cost me £4.99 for the entire thing. Which isn't bad value, I think. I'm not sure what the current retail is of it however. I'm going to give a run down of all the tracks on the album, my thoughts on them and then a general summary at the end. This isn't one of my most indepth reviews as I found it hard to put down feelings about songs, so I would urge you to try and find a copy of this to have a listen to if you're unsure. So What [Explicit] Pink opens this album with her smash hit, 'So What'. Personally, I liked this song more when it was released than I do now because I feel it's somewhat overplayed in clubs and I've got a little bit bored of it, but as a general all round party tune it's not bad. Something to belt out on a Saturday night for sure! It's a fun little song that essentially tells of what we all do best; showing our exes that we're doing fantastic on the outside, when inside we're trying hard not to crumble. Sober 'Sober' is in my eyes, one of the better tracks on this album. The mellow backing and Pinks calm voice combine to make a song that's full of feeling and such a contrast to the opening track of 'So What'. Between these two songs you can tell a lot about the rest of the album to come, as the album is a mix of these two song styles. Upbeat party one minute, reflective and mellow the next. I Don't Believe You This song is just... stunning. There is so much expression in Pinks voice here, it's sweet and fits the song beautifully. You really feel her heart breaking through her voice and the words, and the simple violin melody in the background showcases her vocal talent. You start to realise about here that Pink is not just a loud, exciting song maker, but also a sensitive and thoughtful soul. One Foot Wrong With 'One Foot Wrong' we start to move back towards the more typical punky pop style of 'So What'; but in essence we're still back in the mellow tunings of 'Sober' and 'I Don't Believe You'. Not my favourite song on the album but still, nothing horrendous! Please Don't Leave Me Now we're truly back into the pop side of Pink. This tune is catchy and one I think we can all relate to! We've all had 'that' argument where we've lost the plot completely and thrown words around like mud, not meaning any of it. I love the video to this song as well. Bad Influence 'Bad Influence' is unfortunately one of the weakest songs on the album in my mind, it doesn't seem to fit in with the overall feel of the album and I don't like the sound it has. It was recently used in a car advert, so if you think you might recognise it already, that's where it's from! Funhouse [Explicit] The title track from the album is another punk pop number, and by now in the album you start to feel that the earlier tracks like 'Sober' were a little bit of an emotional blip... This is a fun little song but like 'Bad Influence' it doesn't seem to correspond too well with the previous tracks. Crystal Ball Ahh, there we go! 'Crystal Ball' takes you right back to the start of the album and is very reminiscent of 'I Don't Believe You'. In this one, she is singing near acoustically, giving a great contrast with the previous two songs. Mean [Explicit] Pink seems to go a little bit country here, in one of the weaker songs of the track. It's a nice catchy chorus but it seems out of place again and by now you've justified the use of two different styles in the album, throwing another one in at such a late stage makes it seem like it's a bit of a filler track. It's All Your Fault 'It's All Your Fault' is not one of those tracks that sticks with you, but it's a nice, easy to listen to song and it has a nice sound to it. The chorus is fantastic; unfortunately I feel the verses let it down a little bit. This song reminds me a lot of Avril Lavigne or Kelly Clarkson's style (not sure how much Pink herself would like that comparison though!). Ave Mary A This is another one of my favourite songs off the album, the sound is punky and upbeat. The lyrics are nicely written and the tune is very catchy. Glitter In The Air "Have you ever thrown a fistful of glitter in the air?" The penultimate song reins the pop sounds back in with another mellow number, which I think is possibly the best song on the album. It's so truthful and thoughtful and we can all relate to the feelings Pink is conveying here. One of those songs for when you're feeling a little bit down! This Is How It Goes Down We finish the album off with another upbeat punky song, returning to Pinks primary style. We even get a little bit of rapping here! Overall it's a nice end to the album and leaves you wondering where Pink will go with her music next. Overall, I liked the varied styles in this album, even though at times it felt a little disjointed and a few of the songs felt a little bit like they'd just been thrown in as fillers. In all honesty, I would probably have gotten rid of 'Mean' and 'Bad Influence' to give the album a bit more of a rounded feel. Having said that, it ties itself together and does have a definite theme - a catastrophic relationship break up - ruining through it.
Pinks new album funhouse was release worldwide in October 2008, the album his number one is several countries the UK being one of them. Originally the album was called "Heartbreak is a Mother F*ucker" this was said to be about her marriage break up, but when the couple got back together she changed it to avoid a bad public reaction which may have an effect on the albums sales I am a big pink fan, I think her music is amazing! She has such a raw talent, he voice is very distinguishable and unique. There are a few songs on the album which sound acoustic even though they are not meant to. She doesn't need a big band or loud backing singers to compliment her voice. She sings with a passion for the lyrics and sounds like it comes from the heart The UK track list is as follows : 1. So What 2. Sober 3. I Don't Believe You 4. One Foot Wrong 5. Please Don't Leave Me 6. Bad Influence 7. Funhouse 8. Crystal Ball 9. Mean 10. It's All Your Fault 11. Ave Mary A 12. Glitter In The Air 13. This Is How It Goes Down - Pink & Travis McCoy 14. Boring 15. So What (enhanced video) My favourite on the album is I Don't Believe you, there is very little music, its just pure singing and her voice is beautiful, it's a very meaningful song and you can really feel the emotion in her voice. That's what I like about this album, she sings from the heart, a lot of the songs are about her and her life experiences, including the break-up of her marriage, and 'Funhouse' is basically her life. I would definitely recommend buying this album, the lyrics are really good and each song follows like a story, there is a mixture of fast and slow, loud and soft. The only bad point is, there just isn't enough songs on the album, i would have liked to have seen more, but maybe im being greedy. I think there is something for everyone with this album.
I was introduced to pinks album by a friend who very much adores pink, ive listened to pinks released stuff before, i really enjoyed it, i always find with pink, she is very sincere in her music and a lot of her songs are based on her life experiences. She is the ultimate rock princess and her music is so versatile she can sing any type of music. This is best shown in "Funhouse" as there are different genres of music within this album. Track 1 - So What - written about her break up with her husband, a perfect song to help you get over a relationship breakup, this song makes you feel good about yourself, gives you confidence and an "im better off without you" attitude! Track 2 - Sober - This is basically about being so high, sucessfull and important that you have lost what you were before. You can interperate this song in different ways but i think its a bit of a call for love and shelter. Track 3- I Don't Wanna Believe You - Holding onto a candle that has burt out, this song is about a couple who are together, but have nothing in common anymore. It is a one sided relationship, but she wont give it up even though there is nothing left to save. A fantastic ballad full of emotion. Track4 - One Foot Wrong - I interperet this as someone on the edge who sees life in the dark, someone who is lonely and is looking for someone to find her. Track 5 - Please Don't Leave me - As is says, A song about a girl/boy that takes someone for granted but doesn't realise untill its too late. This can be for many different relationships, wheather it be partner, mother, father ect. Track 6 - Bad Influence - ultimate party girl song, about someone who loves the thrill of a party, sometimes she wonders what it is that keeps her going, but she always goes back for more Track 7 - Funhouse - This sounds to me as someone who doesn't like their life and wants to start a fresh. Someone who wants to leave thier past behind them and have a clean start Track 8 - Crystal Ball - About a girl thats made mistakes, has done and said the wrong thing, taken the wrong advice, but wouldn't change it as it has made her the person she is. Track 9 - Mean - A song about a relationship that cannot be saved, in this song she sings about things they used to do, and things that used to happen, but as the title states, they have both become mean. They stay together becasue they are scared of being alone, but do not love each other anymore Track 10 - Its all your Fault - She is falling completely head over heals for someone, saying its his fault she fell in love, but he's not sure, and now she cant change her feelings. Track 11 - Ave Mary A - Ave Maria is hail Mary, as in praying, she's worried because the whole world is going crazy, and she doesn't know how to deal with it. The world is already at its worst with terrorism and ressesions and is wondering if and when things will get better? Track 12 - Gliter in the Air - This song it all about dreaming, dreaming for the perfect love and wishing upon starts.
I was introduced to this album by a friend who is absolutely crazy about her, love her guts and constantly thrusts her music at me making it very difficult to avoid... and upon giving this a try, realise it really WASN'T worth it. Funhouse is Pink's 5th studio album. ~~~ALBUM COVER~~~ The first word that comes to mind when looking at this excuse for a cover is, C-H-E-A-P. Many questions spring to mind, such as what in the heavens is she doing to that horse? And all this time I thought she was pro-animal rights... Horsie, I advise you file for sexual harassment. ~~~TRACK LIST~~~ This is the track list with in depth details for each song. 1. So What The first thing you hear in this song is Pink going "na na na..." repetitively. Whilst attempting to taunt, she'll find that the jokes on her, as this is not only annoying, but a failure at trying to copy some of the repetitions people DO like, such as the Um-be-rella, ella, ella and the womanizer that it is competing with. Also, judging from the name, "so what", not only does Pink NOT care, but she begs us not to either. Perhaps we should stop listening to this album right now... but then you wouldn't hear the other desperate attempts this female makes. 2. Sober I have to congratulate Pink on this one. It is up tempo and a huge improvement on the last. Personally, I think she was drunk when she wrote this, but nonetheless enjoyable until you grow tired of it after about a dozen plays. 3. I don't believe you I don't believe Pink either. How could she produce this? Not only is it flat, it's trying to be something Pink isn't; a style that isn't hers. I skip this song almost every time, and I advise you do too. 4. One foot wrong I'm not sure what she means in the song. It feels so multi-dimensional, yet confused. Perhaps she's describing the actions taken in her album cover. Who knows? If someone can explain to me what she means, that'll be great, but I don't think I'll be listening to this one either way... Again, repetitive and uninspired. 5. Please don't leave me I didn't take Pink for one who begged, but obviously judging by this one, she has fallen to doing so. Understandably, she broke up with her husband prior to the release of this, so I kudos to her, but we really don't need her private life spewed all over it. 6. Bad influence If this is her excuse for this "rubbish" album, NOT accepted. NEXT. 7. Funhouse Another one where she tries to be more pop and up tempo and it doesn't suit her style. The song with the album title should be a major hit, and in her case, it is a flop. Sometimes I wonder if she is even trying. During the release of this, many other artists, such as Britney Spears and Take That released albums with a similar circus theme, and Pink followed suit, yet she doesn't stand out doing so, and feels like she copied them instead. 8. Crystal Ball I hope she can foresee a better next album. This song is a MISS. 9. Mean Now this is what I'm talking about. MEAN is the word I would commonly associate with Pink, and this song perhaps rescue the album from the deathly hallows, but a little too late. At track 9, anyone listening to this would've given up by now... 10. It's all your fault Another pitiful excuse for this album which is an acceptable song. She sounds really quite breathy and annoying, but lyric wise is appropriate, a little desperate though. 11. Ave Mary A The pun in the title is lame, and so is the song. Again, it is not Pink's style at all. 12. Glitter in the Air The word glitter should not even appear in Pink's dictionary, let alone be used as a song, and the finishing one! What has this world come to! A bad track to finish the album, would much prefer SO WHAT, showing how she has a bad ass don't care attitude... ~~~PRICE~~~ Not worth it even if it was 1p... well, if it was worth 1p, I'd sell it on ebay and buy myself something worth listening to! ~~~OVERALL~~~ So many things could be said about this album. One might think that at album 5, she really knows what she's doing. She should. She doesn't. 1) Pink appears to try and change her image by her slightly more sexualised, yet WRONG, album cover, and the songs within are NOT PINK, but more up tempo and pop, which does NOT suit her voice, nor her style. 2) It sounds really desperate and over personalised that no one can really associate or relate to the lyrics. Whilst we understand her recent break up would be hard, we do not need her mental regurgitation spewing everywhere. Finally, I beg Pink lovers not to hate me for writing this review. It is of my personal opinion. I used to like Pink, but this latest contribution is really disappointing, and I advise everyone who is new to Pink or a long time fan NOT to get this album and resort to her prior ones.
Pink-Funhouse.Released October 2008. The fifth album by this amazing artist,produced by Laface records. I have a previous album and have to say this beats that hands down.Why?The mixture of emotions that are produced through listening to the tracks on this album.As well as popular tracks that are publicly and widely known such as "So what" and "Sober",there are a number of not so well known to date.Songs that I would say carry a deeper message,such as"Crystal ball" .I say message, as I feel Pink truely is political in her songs.And after watching the girl sing in concert on a certain music channel,she can definately hold her own. I can put this album on ,and mood depending ,there is always an apt song for how I am feeling or want to feel. Pink,real name Alecia Beth Moore,is a 29 year old artist who is also a strong stage performer.Providing her fans with entertainment and a show aswell as her singing. I think the songs hold a certain signature in them from her voice whilst still sounding individual to each other. If you are a Pink fan then you will not be disappointed with this latest album,and if she is new to your ears Id say this one would give you a more mature sound than earlier albums she has produced. That is not to say all her music is superb,but this is more from the heart than usual.
My love for punky-pop princess Pink is evergreen. With her fifth studio album, following break-up with motorcross rider Carey Hart, she crashes back into our screens, our CD players- and our hearts. "Funhouse" is exactly that- lively, punchy and a whole lot of fun, the American who shot to fame with singles such as "Just Like A Pill" has re-entered it with 2008 hit "So What". The American's album includes recent hits such as "Sober" and "Please Don't Leave Me" too. The SonyBMG/LaFace records star claims that 60% of the piece is about her divorce, with its original title "Heartbreak Is A Motherfucker". Despite its title change, the album has soared to number-one in eleven countries including the UK, with many of its hits following through with flying colours. Yes, loud, outrageous and super-talented P!nk (Alecia Beth Moore) is back in buisness with a varied album, including extracts of rock, pop, acoutsic and dancey numbers. Like her previous work, she has used the music as a method of channeling her thoughts, energies and opinions and has created a well-recieved 12-track record; this time helping her through her recent ups and downs...perhaps the reason for the "explicit language" warning. Pah, we don't care. Although Hart and the 29 year old are rumoured to be getting back together, Pink's latest is a real treat as there is something for every mood, everybody and wonderfully similar to her previous music.
This is Pink's latest album and, like all the others, it's a brilliant album with some really memorable tracks. The first thing I noticed is that it seems to have a vaguely circus / fairground theme. This seems to be quite common at the moment, with Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and even Take That using a circus theme for their music or videos. I wonder if this is some sort of comment on the glitzy yet dark world of celebrity they are all involved in! Anyway, here's a track-by-track review of this album. 1. So What - This is an instantly catchy song that was an ideal choice for the first single. It's really funny lyrically too! 2. Sober - My favourite song on the album, it has a really solid rock beat and strong lyrics. 3. I Don't Believe You - A quieter song that relaxes you after the louder sound of the first two songs. It sounds very reflective and more mature than many of her previous songs. 4. One Foot Wrong - This song has a very bluesy sound, it took me a while to get into it but now it's one of my favourite songs on the album. 5. Please Don't Leave Me - As with many Pink songs, an upbeat sound is matched with sad lyrics. As usual, it works really well. 6. Bad Influence - Another of my favourite songs on the album. Every Pink album seems to have at least one 'getting ready to go out while dancing madly round your living room', song, and on Funhouse this is it! 7. Funhouse - The title track, this song is a new direction for Pink. It is very funky and fresh. 8. Crystal Ball - A really lovely meaningful song, with memorable lyrics. 9. Mean - Pink does country! Another good song. 10. It's All Your Fault - A really angry breakup song, this is really good to rock out to! 11. Ave Mary A - In this song the spotlight is on the world rather than Pink's love life. It's really catchy with a great chorus. 12. Glitter in the Air - Probably my least favourite song on the album. It has something of Crystal Ball's sense of reflection, but in my opinion, the later song just doesn't have the same power. 13. Boring - A very fun, tongue in cheek song - very like the old Pink! 14. This Is How It Goes Down - Another fun song, but nothing special. I said in an earlier review that Try This might be my favourite Pink album. However it's in very close competition with this one. It's her most mature album to date, covering different styles of music while still remaining consistent. There are so many good songs on here, to match every mood: angry, sad, upbeat, reflective... If you have Pink's other albums, definitely get this one; if you don't own any Pink albums, this is the best place to start!
What a waste of time. Listening to this album was repetitive, boring and outright offensive. If i side eye glare ONE more time, i will actually die. SO WHAT - the lead single is simply the work of the devil. The blaring of "na na na na na na, na na na na na na." Is dreadful, especially when sung with the outright rough and flemmy vocals of the sleazy alesha moore. All this song is, is a break-up song, on a glorified break-up album. I honestly couldn't give a DAMN about p?nk and her husband splitting, and the lame-wad meanings behind her break-up songs. Go tell someone who gives a damn p?nk... SOBER - Well, this was a dreary affair in all. The video is a blatant copy of Rihanna's Disturbia, and jumping on the gothic bandwagon is simply pathetic and tiring. The song itself was boring, and made no sense. *searches for razor*... PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME - *yawns* WOW, i actually didnt know that a song could sound any more tiring. She says the words with such boredom, that i am, in fact, boring myself even writing about it. "Pleeeeeeeeease, dont leave me..." OVER AND OVER.... When will it END?! Worst song on the album, by FAR... FUNHOUSE - i am actually going to go ahead and say that this is the best song on the album. Unfortunatly, it is ruined by a dumb countdown, and the world's WORST piano section... The video is interesting, until i saw the weird man, NO, not p?nk, the pianist. He ruined the whole styling of p?nk on her own. The 'clowns' were interesting, but it still seems as if she is milking the gothic vibe Rihanna created in Summer, and Autumn/Winter of 2008... OTHER SONGS: Everything else is very samey... Self-important ballards, all with acoustic guitars in the backdrop really emphasise how little p?nk has to offer as an artist. I hear VERY little diversity in her work. It only covers the same old pop/country/rock genres... *cue the side eye glare* CONCLUSION: This album bored me to death. I can only advise you to walk AWAY from this. It is a self-important, glorified break-up album, and i LITERALLY want the past 40 minutes back from my life... I cannot express how much HATE i have for this album. It is boring, tiring and just mindnumbing... Skip to.... THE END OF THE ALBUM.
'Funhouse' is P!nk's 5th studio album, and by far her best work to date... personally i think Funhouse is a continuation of 'I'm Not Dead' , however the content of this album is based around the heartache of her break up with Hart. Track - by - Track: So What - 1st single - great number, loads of attitude, **** Sober - sounds very kelly clarkson, good rock ballad, (which FYI she does an absolutely amazing performance on her tour too!) **** I Don't Believe You - P!nk's ace up her sleeve on this album is her lyrics, and this one's no exception. Heartbreaking acoustic ballad. ***** One Foot In - probably the one song on the album which i didnt love straight away. very blues-y, a bit too slow for me. ** Please Don't Leave Me - Another excellent P!nk ballad, great single choice. badadada.... ***** Bad Influence - One of the more uptempo songs on this album, perfect beat, great lyric, singing along in no time ***** Funhouse - another upbeat song, it's no bad influence though! *** Crystal Ball - another guitar led acoustic ballad, nice and relaxing *** Mean - P!nk's take on country. and she succeeds, great delivery and the lyrics again are perfect **** It's All Your Fault - Sounds a bit drum n Bass? very fast, love the tempo and hook ***** Ave Mary A - meaningful lyrics about the worlds problem, great powerhouse vocals. **** Glitter in the Air - Best song on the album, made even more special if again, you get a chance to see her perform it live. perfect lyrics that speak to everyone. *****
Funhouse is the fifth studio album from pink, who has been around for quite a while now and most of her albums have gone to number one in the UK as well as America and she has also had a lot of number ones in the past over here as well. Pink has quite a distinctive voice, its probably one of those love it or hate its voices as it is quite raspy and quite rocky which comes across in her songs, and is what she's based her style upon. However despite having this kind of voice, she really can sing as well, and a lot of her songs really show she can hold a note and that she is a fantastic singer. Track listings. 1. So What 2. Sober 3. I Don't Believe You 4. One Foot Wrong 5. Please Don't Leave Me 6. Bad Influence 7. Funhouse 8. Crystal Ball 9. Mean 10. It's All Your Fault 11. Ave Mary A 12. Glitter In The Air The first song so what is probably the most known by pink lovers, and even people who aren't bothered about her, it was one of the biggest hits of last year and had a really catchy tune to it, it was certainly one to rock to, as most of her songs are. The second track off the album is sober, this is much slower than so what, but the lyrics to this one are amazing, its also got a very catchy guitar riff at the beginning, and also gets a lot more rocky as it goes along, another catchy one to sing along to. The third single off the album is going to be please don't leave me, its probably my favourite off the album, again its even slower and less rocky than sober and so what are but it tells the story of what pinks going through at the moment, with the split from her long term boyfriend. I'm sure it will be another number one when it is released. Some critics have said that this album just isn't up to par with Pinks older stuff, however I totally disagree, the tunes are better than ever before, the arrangement of her songs just keeps improving and her lyrics just keep getting better and better as time goes on. And of course her voice is amazing too, if you haven't got this album yet then I really do advise it, all the songs are just fantastic and it's a great listen, one of my favourites off 2008 for sure.
What do you do when you're a chart-topping popstar whose third album goes unexpectedly below the radar? You come back with stomping electro-rock-pop tunes aplenty and reclaim your status as a world-beater. What do you do then? Take a year out to make your most varied and personal record to date? P!nk did. Is Funhouse enjoyable euphoria or maddening misery? You've probably only avoided P!nk's smash hit comeback single 'So What' if you've been providing a home for insects living under a rock. It boasts the biggest hook arguably by any song since 'Crazy In Love' (though this will age more kindly) and plenty of tongue-in-cheek husband-bashing lyrics ('I'm gonna drink my money, I'm not gonna pay his rent'). No P!nk album is complete without a healthy dose of Max Martin and on So What he delivers his best spunk yet; this is utterly perfect pop. 'Sober' slows the tempo; it's a sad affair with lonely lyrics softly sung until the chorus explodes, sporting a simple syllables-in-pairs hook. Sticking with one producer may have proved more sensible here; Tony Kanal of No Doubt fame and R&B hitmaker Danja both have (vastly different) distinctive styles, but coming together you'd guess it was made by somebody altogether less prolific. The overly-understated production is the only criticism of an otherwise great song which combines melancholy with radio-friendliness effortlessly. 'I Don't Believe You' is a stripped-back ballad which seems placed irrationally early in the tracklist, killing all of the pace created previously. Despite this it's a truly beautiful reminder that whatever feist there may be in P!nk, she's capable of real emotion and longing - and much more of it than the average pop princess. 'One Foot Wrong', the sole contribution from producer Eg White, is an absolute mis-step, a song so sparse and miserable and so without merit that it warrants no repeat listens. Things improve with 'Please Don't Leave Me', an upbeat love song and an obvious hit. The pleading chorus of 'I always say how I don't need you but it's always gonna come right back to this; please, please don't leave me' is packed with a genuine warmth few others can achieve. The parade through radio territory continues on 'Bad Influence', a party anthem with throwbacks to 2006's 'U & Ur Hand'. P!nk manages to turn the chorus' generic reverb of 'you, you, you' into something altogether more quirky, once again showing off her ability to take a trend and rip it apart. The album's title track is another uptempo with a glorious hook succeeded by a countdown to 'fun'. It feels so tailor-made for arena performances that any low-key showing just would not do; Tony Kanal did a much better job here and it shows, the influences of his own work not exactly hiding in the corner. 'Crystal Ball' takes an opposing route, all stripped-back guitars and softly-uttered vocals. P!nk is so adaptable that she's just as believable cooing 'i'm not scared at all of the cracks in the crystal' as she is boasting about midnight parties and the punch-ups which follow. On 'Mean', a Butch Walker production with more than a hint of country, she poses the question 'how did we get so mean?'. An acknowledgment of her natural flaws, it's something few will struggle to relate to. 'It's All Your Fault' is the heaviest, most rock-infused song on the album, harking back to 2003's 'Last To Know'. It's an unconventional love song which sees P!nk lose patience as she demands some acknowledgement of her efforts; 'I hold my breath because you are perfect, but I'm running out of air, and it's not fair'. The same vibe is carried forward to 'Ave Mary A', whose theme is not altogether dissimilar from that of earlier hit 'Dear Mr President', highlighting the wrongs of the world. It manages to not only pack a punch but convey severe sadness, as our heroine mourns 'where did you go?'. Closer 'Glitter in the Air' sees the return of the subtle vocal delivery over a tinkly piano beat. As ever it's believable and lovely. Bonus track 'This Is How It Goes Down' pays homage to P!nk's R&B roots, though not without a heavy drum-led intro, and a final highlight is 'Boring', a joyful uptempo brimming with with delicious parody ('if you don't get it right, I'ma be like really really mad! Insert rap here!'). Perhaps it failed to make the cut because P!nk wanted the album to be a little more sensitive and emotional than her previous work, but all the same it's a gem which deserves to be heard. Funhouse is an album shining with artistic merit. P!nk is quite possibly the most skillful of the mainstream pop stars; her large range and gravelly tones allow for almost any kind of emotion; few others could fit as many contrasting feelings into one song without it sounding contrived or false. It seems the public understand her too; five albums in she's at her peak, selling out arenas like she were the Beatles reunited, setting trends Madonna could only dream of, combining the beauty of operatic divas with the electricity of a rock band. So is Funhouse enjoyable euphoria or maddening misery? It's both - and she wouldn't have it any other way.
I've been a fan of Pink ever since she first came onto the music scene. From her first album Can't Take Me Home, up until her latest one Funhouse. She's always had catchy songs that you find yourself singing and can't get out of your head. *SO WHO IS PINK?* Pink is a 29 year old female vocalist and songwriter from Philadephia, USA. She is known worldwide, and has won many awards for her music and I would assume will go onto win many more as well. Her genre ranges from rock to pop, ranging from songs being catchy and upbeat, to some powerful ballads and slow soft love songs. She first came about with her album 'Can't Take Me Home', and since her song from that album 'There You Go', she has become more and more successful. She sort of has the 'I don't care attitude' and she stands up to what she believes in. Whenever i've watched her on television or read interviews in magazines, she always seems very down to earth and always up for a laugh, which you can tell in some of her songs, they're very tongue in cheek. She is very unique in a female vocalist sort of sense, she has quite a husky/scratchy voice, and can hit alot of the high notes. *FUNHOUSE* So Funhouse, her fifth album to be realeased up to yet, hopefully there will be more to come. Personally, having all the other Pink albums, I would say this is my favourite of them all, there is not one song I dislike, i've listened to the album so many times since I got it for Christmas, whether it's on my CD player, in the car or on my MP4 player, I haven't tired of it. The booklet in that comes with the CD has all the lyrics to the songs in, which is a nice touch, so while your sitting listening to the album for the first couple of times, you can sing along and get them stuck into your head quicker. So the songs, first of all i'd like to say that when i desribe the meaning of the songs, I am describing what the song portrays to me, in know way am I saying that this is the proper meaning of the song, as people portray different meanings altogether.... 1. SO WHAT I would be surprised if somebody hasn't heard this song playing somewhere, as it's been played and played and played everywhere I go, shopping centres, music channels, radio, clubs/pubs etc. It's a very catchy upbeat sort of song, with the catchiest chorus ever, which i bet you've found yourself singing at some point. It's basically a song about her split from her ex husband, you'd think she was down about it and getting her own back, but watching her on an interview she says they've stayed the best of friends, and if you watch the video, her ex husband is in it, therefore like I said earlier, her lyrics can be very tongue in cheek. Personal favourite lyrics: I guess I just lost my Husband I don't know where he went So i'm gonna drink my money I'm not gonna pay his rent. Overplayed in a good way, catchy, upbeat 10/10. 2. SOBER The second song released from this album. It's a slow rock type of song, witch very touching lyrics. You can really feel with this song that Pink is singing straight from the heart, it's very honest and warm, and sort of gets you thinking. The song is all about personal experience. The song portrays lonliness and losing someone, which again I think refers to her ex husband. Once again it's very catchy, but not in the upbeat sort of way. It's a good song to reflect on, with Pinks superb vocals and once again catchy chrous. Personal favourite lyrics: I don't wanna be the girl who has to fill the silence The quiet scares me cos it screams the truth Please don't tell me that we had that conversation I won't remember save your breath cos what's the use? Slow, meaningful, honest song 9/10 3. I DON'T BELIEVE YOU This is another slow song, slightly slow rock again. Pink is on her usual form singing soft and quite husky, which I always love to hear as it sounds so lovely and gentle. This song is about being let down and losing someone you love and not wanting to lose them or let go. The lyrics Pink is singing give you a sense of she's trying her best to keep that loved one, but the loved one doesn't want to know. I would assume that this song is very much about her ex husband and their faded romance. Once again a lovely song to reflect on, with really touching lyrics. Personal favourite lyrics: It's like one of those bad dreams when you can't wake up Looks like you've given up you've had enough But I want more, no I won't stop cos I just know you'll come around..right? Touching, gentle song 10/10 4. ONE FOOT WRONG This song is slightly rocky type but not heavy rock, it's abit louder/faster than the previous two slow ones, but still not poppy/upbeat. I'd say out of them all this is my least favourite song. although I still do like it. I don't fully understand the meaning of this song, I think its about being let down and being alone, but unlike the other songs the meaning isn't obvious, so I guess it's left down to how you portray the songs lyrics. Personal favourite lyrics: Some people find the beauty in all of this I go straight to the dark side near this If its it bad is it always my fault? Not my favourite of songs, still sung nicely though 7/10 5. PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME This song is more upbeat and pop like. Pretty much self explanatory song, Pink doesn't want her lover to leave her. Basically the song has Pink admitting she's been nasty and insulting to her lover, but she doesn't mean it, shes apologising and shes still in love with this person, begging them not to leave her. It's a great song, great vocals, changing from slow to more upbeat in seconds. I can really relate to this song in many ways. Personal favourite lyrics: How did i become so obnoxious What is it with you that makes me act like this? I've never been this nasty Great vocals, catchy but meaningful song 10/10 6. BAD INFLUENCE This is my favourite song of all the album. It's rock-pop, very catchy and upbeat, with the greatest of choruses. This song sort of breaks away from the whole ex husband/heartbroken thing. It's a very fun song. It's all pretty much about being a party animal and enjoying it. It's also as the title states, being a bad influence on people. It's oh so catchy and you will probably find yourself singing it, I would say it's as catchy as So What, if not more. Personal favourite lyrics: Lordy Lordy Lordy I can't help it I like to party, it's genetic It's electrifying, wind me up and watch me go Where she stops nobody knows A good excuse to be a bad influence on you My favourite song of the lot, catchy and upbeat, fun fun fun 10/10 7. FUNHOUSE The album title song. Once again very upbeat and catchy. The song is pretty much about being in the 'fun' house Pink once lived in with her (i'm assuming) ex husband and not being able to face it, with all the happy memories gone by and good times she's had there with him. She sings about changing the house around, then in the end she can't face living in the house anymore and say's she'll find a new one, with refrences to burning the old place down. A less depressing song, but still with hints of sadness throughout. Personal favourite lyrics: Echoes knocking on locked doors All the laughter from before I'd rather live out on the street Than in this haunted memory Great catchy song, with hints of sadness, superb vocals 10/10 8. CRYSTAL BALL A lovely slow meaningful and honest song. It's very touching and sad. It starts off about getting drunk, trying to forget all your problems, but drink making it worse. It's also about being hurt that much that you don't care what happens to you in the end, as shes learnt so much from all the pain. A heartwrenching song, which i wouldn't advise listening to if you're feeling sad as it will probably make things worse. Personal favourite lyrics: Oh I've felt that fire and I've been burned But I wouldn't trade the pain for what I've learned I wouldn't trade the pain for what I've learned Sad and touching, but very honest 10/10 9. MEAN Sort of a country rock type of song. All about being with someone and then them falling out of love with you, losing the spark, and ending up arguing all the time. The song is about not being wanted and losing that special someone because they're not interested in you anymore. It's a good song, one of my least favourites but I still like it, and wouldn't consider it a rubbish song. Personal favourite lyrics: When the spark has gone and the candles are out and the song is done and there's no more sound whispers turn to yelling and I'm thinking Good song, honest from the heart 8/10 10. IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT A good song, quite slowish and rocky, with a more faster chorus. The song is about losing someone, them wanting you at first, but not anymore, but you still wanting them. A case of unrequited love I guess. Not in my personal top 3, but a good song none-the-less. Vocals once again fantastic, and lyrics as well, it just doesn't appeal to me as most of the others. Personal favourite lyrics: I'm trying to figure out what else to say To make you turn around and come back this way I feel like we could be really awesome together So make up your mind cause it's now or never Good song 7/10 11. AVE MARY A Rock style song, quite a spoken song in bits, but then chorus is sung. One of my favourites. Vocals are superb. The meaning of the song for me doesn't jump out at me, but I think it's about losing someone (i see a chain appearing) having a broken heart and trying to get away. It's a shame I can't really explain the meaning as it's a great song. Personal favourite lyrics: Where does everybody go when they go The go so fast I don't think they know We hate so fast And we love too slow Fantastic song 10/10 12. GLITTER IN THE AIR A very slow sort of love song. The song is about being oh so much in love with that special someone. Pink is singing mostly about all these perfect moments that you can experience when your in love and how good they are. It's a very emotional song, very caring and love driven. Another of my favourites. It's the sort of song, if you're in love you'll know what Pink is talking about. Personal favourite lyrics: Have you ever wished for an endless night? Lassoed the moon and the stars and pulled that rope tight Have you ever held your breath and asked yourself will it ever get better than tonight? Touching, heart warming 10/10 13. THIS IS HOW IT GOES DOWN A catchy fast paced song. It features Travis Mccoy. A great ending to the album. It's a song all about Pink being cheated on, and her being better off without her man, and him losing everything including the woman he cheated on Pink with when she finds out his true colours. A great small rap by Travis which is catchy, him being the male who 'cheated' on Pink, and him bascially saying he should of hid it better and been cleverer with the whole thing. Another one of my favourites, a good head bopper. Personal favourite lyrics: This is your future as I see it You will be homeless bald and broken She will have left you when she finds out who you are You're nothing but an extra and baby I'm the star Catchy, great ending to the album 10/10 *ALL IN ALL* The album seems to be quite 'losing someone you love' orientated. Just listening to the lyrics and examining them for this review I have realised that deep down when you get to the core and meaning of the song, Pink's songs are very sad, most with hidden meanings. Personally I love Pink wether she's singing sad songs or really party upbeat catchy songs that you find your head bopping to. She's a great vocalist, who can write the most amazing touching lyrics, as I have experienced with all her albums, more imparticular this album Funhouse. If your a fan of Pink, and haven't got this album I suggest you go buy it, as honestly there isn't one song I dislike, and I doubt you'll regret it. The best £6.99 you'll be spending on an album. Thanks for reading.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 So What
3 I Don't Believe You
4 One Foot Wrong
5 Please Don't Leave Me
6 Bad Influence
8 Crystal Ball
10 It's All Your Fault
11 Ave Mary A
12 Glitter In The Ai