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The Truth About Love - P!nk
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The Truth About Love - P!nk
Advantages: Fantastic pop!
P!nk returned in 2012 with her 6th album 'The Truth About Love'. It was her first album since giving birth to her daughter Willow the previous year and with a title like that you may have thought she had bought out an album full of 'love songs' about being a mother.
Luckily, if you thought that then you would be mistaken. The thing with P!nk is that she knows what she's good at and she tends to stick with it. Aside from her first R&B album 'Can't Take Me Home', her follow-up albums have all tended to stick with the pop-rock type of songs. Some people may think that she needs to change her style and that all her songs are starting to sound the same. I totally disagree. 'The Truth About Love' isn't anything new from P!nk, but it is still full of brilliant songs.
Are We All We Are - A great opener for the album. Rocky and angry with a strong chorus. (8/10)
Blow Me (One Last Kiss) - You'll have heard this, considering Capital FM must play it about 100 times a day. Great pop track, that is P!nk all over. Follows the same vibe as her other 'lead' singles (Stupid Girls, So What, Raise Your Glass) (8/10).
Try - At the time of writing this review, this was the second single. It's a slower paced track with a beautiful powerful chorus. An instant album highlight. (10/10)
Just Give Me A Reason - This features Nate Reuss from fun. It has that fun. feel to it. It's a ballad where they both share an equal amount of vocals. Brilliant. (10/10).
Truelove - Another feature, this time Lily Allen takes a turn on it. It's a nice love song, but has that P!nk lyrical twist in it ("I hate every single stupid word you say", "You're an assh*** but I love you") (9/10).
How Come You're Not Here - Loud and shouty. Great song to turn up loudly too. The only problem I have with this song is that awful lyric about "storing nuts like a squirrel" (8/10).
Slut Like You - A lot of people love this song. It's edgy and I could defintly see this doing well but would radio play it with a title like that? (8/10).
The Truth About Love - This has a very 60's feel to it. Kind of motown but not quite. P!nk is venting and listing all the things that are true about love ("The truth about love comes at 3am, you wake up f*cked up and you grab a pen...") I really love this song and it's one of the standouts (10/10).
Beam Me Up - The first real ballad on the album and this one is a little heartbreaker. Any P!nk fan knows the subject behind the song and you can really feel the emotion she's putting into singing this song (8/10).
Walk Of Shame - This is FUN!!! It's about the 'morning after the night before'. It's kind of a throwaway pop song but it works so well. I would love this to be a single, radio would lap this song up (10/10).
Here Comes The Weekend - Could be a bit of an anthem this one. Has a monster of a chorus and features a rap from Eminem so I wouldn't be surprised if this was a future single (8/10).
Where Did The Beat Go - This song has a very light R&B sound to it, something you may have heard on 'Can't Take Me Home'. It's nice she's gone back to doing something like this (7/10).
The Great Escape - Another real ballad to close of the album. If you like your P!nk ballads then you'll love this (6/10).
This is a great pop album from P!nk, probably my favourite of her actually. There's not a bad song on here whatsoever. Definitly buy it!
Top 5 Tracks to Download:
1. Walk Of Shame
2. The Truth About Love
4. Just Give Me A Reason
Summary: Great album.