P!nk – The Truth About Love: Album review

Posted by: on Sep 26, 2012 | No Comments

Reviewed by Adam Ward

Alecia Beth Moore aka ‘P!nk’ is back! With her sixth studio album ‘The Truth About Love’.

After reading in an interview that she felt her new album was some of the best music she has ever made, this coming from the woman who has had a whole host of top ten singles from ‘Just Like a Pill’ to ‘So What’, this album had to be worth a listen and it doesn’t disappoint.

The first single released from the album, ‘Blow me one last kiss’, went to no.3 in the charts and is a rather catchy song, as the amount of air-play it has been given tells.

My favourite track on the album, ‘Just Give Me a Reason’, which features Nate Ruess from Fun, who has had recent no.1 success with ‘We Are Young’. It funnily enough, has the same feel as Ruess’ no1, with it’s easy-listening feel, yet builds throughout and becomes quite a powerful song. I could see it doing quite well in the charts if released.

Pink also collaborates with Eminem and Lilly Rose Cooper (Lilly Allen to you and me) on this album. If you’re a fan of Lily’s music like me, you will particularly like the track ‘True Love’ which she co-wrote. With it’s lyrics and cheeky digs, it could have quite easily have been plucked straight from her ‘Alright, Still’ album.

Having won awards for some of her music videos, if the track ‘Slut Like You’ is ever released (I doubt it), I have a hunch it would be a quite entertaining video. The opening lyrics to the song are “I’m not a slut, I just love, love.” Along the slutty lines, is song ‘Walk of Shame’ about the morning after a one-night-stand. It is mixed with humour and regret and is definitely one of the better tracks on the album.

There are a few tracks on the album that you would quite happily skip if your iPod was on shuffle, but overall it is a well-balanced album and I would agree to a level that it is some of the best material Pink has ever put together. But hey what would I know, my favourite ever Pink track was ‘Family Portrait’ which only reached no.11 in the UK charts! Not even a top ten hit! That’s the beauty of music, we all have our own taste and opinions of what constitutes good and bad.

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