Tamika Alexander – Arts and Entertainment Editor –
The Truth About Love
At first I wasn’t going to do a review of this album because I was told that it wasn’t worth doing one on. I decided to listen to the album anyway. I had to take myself out of the usual R&B gentre and out of my comfort zone. Overall, I enjoyed the album. I was able to listen to it without being biased. I’ve been a fan of P!NK since her pink hair days. I must say this album is all about love and relationships.
1. “Are We All We Are ” – For this to be the first song off the album I need this song to grab my attention and to keep it and it did just that. I actually listened to this song a few times before I actually went on to the next one. The beat and background along with her voice are so strong. I love it.
2. “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” – I first heard this song on the radio and after hearing it a few times I would sing along. As a female, I can definitely relate to the song. Relationship-wise, when you’re done, you’re done and that’s what this song emphasizes.
3. “Try” – I enjoyed this one also. It goes along with the concept and theme of the album: love. We’ve all been in a situation where no matter how bad it gets in a relationship you want to continue to try.
4. “Just Give me a Reason ” feat. Nate Ruess – I love the piano background in the beginning of this song. This was a great place to put this song after the last one. Along with trying, we sometimes look for just one reason to hold on to something or someone.
5. “True Love” feat. Lily Rose Cooper – This is another relatable song. The beat reminds me of something that would go along with a teenage love song.
6. “How Come You’re Not Here” – No matter how many times I listened to this song, I just couldn’t get into. I don’t like it. I’m not sure if it’s the rock and roll vibe it has or the song itself. It’s definitely not one of my favorites.
7. “Slut Like You” – This song starts out cute and with a funny punchline. Of course the title is an eye catcher. I actually do like this song. It’s catchy, and fun; I would consider this a good time song. The beats fast and makes you want to move. It talks about the real life situations of dating and dealing with a man or a women.
8. “The Truth About Love” – Initially when I heard this song. I wanted to just skip to the next song. It wasn’t ear catching at all. After I sat and listened and analyzed the lyrics, I liked it just for the simple fact that the words are truthful.
9. “Beam Me Up ” – P!NK decided to slow it down with this song. This song is simple and soft. It brings out a more feminine and softer side of her that we don’t see too often. The guitar in the background and her voice is all there is to the song. She really shows off her vocal skills. This is one of the best songs on the album.
10. “Walk of Shame” – This song is hilarious. Many people are familiar with the walk of shame. It’s a laughable concept. It tells what many of us may go through after a night out.
11. “Here Comes the Weekend” feat. Eminem – The song title and the collaboration could make any person anxious hear to this song. I enjoyed this one. I think it was genious collaboraton. I’m a huge Eminem fan and enjoy anything that is voice is on. This is a must-listen.
12. “Where Did the Beat Go” – When this song started, it made me want to ask “Where did the good music go,” but once it played a little longer I started to like the song. It’s not the best but it’s not the worst.
13. “The Great Escape” – P!NK slows the album down with this one and much like track nine, I enjoy the softer side of her. She again shows that she is vocally diverse and can take her voice to places we least expect.
14. “Chaos and Piss” – This title caught me completely off guard. I didn’t know what to expect from the song. She keeps it slow on this song and the song is listenable.
15. “Timebomb” – The intro to this song immediatly caught my ear. I’m just going to say P!NK went out with a bang with this one. I loved it.
3 out of 5 Owls