Can't Take Me Home

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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
As her trendsetting childhood idol Madonna did decades ago, Pink seems poised to take the music industry by storm with her sassy debut album, CAN'T TAKE ME HOME. With her close-cropped pink tresses, a self-assured bravado, and a breathy, expansive soprano, Pink became an MTV darling after her energetic single for the woman-scorned, "There You Go," hit the airwaves. In that video, the tongue-pierced former club kid hurls a motorcycle -- Evil Knievel-style -- into her cheatin' boyfriend's apartment window. Needless to say, this 22-year-old is no doormat. Throughout the polished record, which was co-produced by LaFace Records top tastemaker Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
As her trendsetting childhood idol Madonna did decades ago, Pink seems poised to take the music industry by storm with her sassy debut album, CAN'T TAKE ME HOME. With her close-cropped pink tresses, a self-assured bravado, and a breathy, expansive soprano, Pink became an MTV darling after her energetic single for the woman-scorned, "There You Go," hit the airwaves. In that video, the tongue-pierced former club kid hurls a motorcycle -- Evil Knievel-style -- into her cheatin' boyfriend's apartment window. Needless to say, this 22-year-old is no doormat. Throughout the polished record, which was co-produced by LaFace Records top tastemaker Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Pink puts a soulful, decidedly mature sounding spin on the classic themes of love and loss, coming of age, and self-acceptance. Standout tracks include the rock-tinged ballad "Leaving for the Last Time," the theatrical "Split Personality," and the uptempo, individuality-affirming "Do What U Do." As she admits on the clever, midtempo "Hiccup," "Pink don't think before she speak." And for a new artist as outspoken as she is, that's a good thing.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It may be hard to listen to Pink's debut album Can't Take Me Home without hearing TLC, specifically their 1999 album Fanmail. After all, L.A. Reid and Babyface were the executive producers for both albums, and they decided to use a skittering, post-jungle rhythm for the bedrock of these savvy, club-ready dance-pop productions -- a sound exploited expertly on TLC's record. If Can't Take Me Home pales next to Fanmail, it's not Pink's fault, nor is it because the album is sub-par; it's simply because it follows in the footsteps of a record that's as close to a modern classic as contemporary soul gets. Judged as its own entity, Pink's debut is quite strong, even if it isn't perfect. The production is masterminded by Babyface and LA Reid, who oversee such producers as Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Terence "Tramp-Baby" Abney, Daryl Simmons, and Tricky not to be confused with the dark trip-hop genius, of course, and throughout this album, their work sparkles, from the deft layers of drum machines to the sultriness of the slow grooves. For the most part, Pink's performances match that production -- she may not be able to deliver ballads with assurance and soul just yet, but she never over-sings. She also not only has an appealing voice, but displays a fair amount of chops. So, with the production and performances in place, that leaves just the songs. While there are no bad cuts on Can't Take Me Home, there aren't any knock-out punches, either. They're all fairly well-crafted, but they're more ingratiating than immediate, and if dance-pop should be anything, it should be indelible upon at least the second listen, if not the first. Many of the songs on Can't Take Me Home need a few spins before they truly sink in, which is a bit unfortunate. Still, it's not the worst situation in the world, either, especially since a lot of the tunes actually do make an impression with repeated plays. So, Can't Take Me Home doesn't really escape many of the pitfalls of a debut, but thanks to LA Reid and Babyface's production and Pink's engaging talents, it's a promising first effort all the same.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/4/2000
  • Label: La Face
  • UPC: 730082606226
  • Catalog Number: 26062
  • Sales rank: 14,637

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Split Personality (3:58)
  2. 2 Hell Wit Ya (2:58)
  3. 3 Most Girls (4:58)
  4. 4 There You Go (3:22)
  5. 5 You Make Me Sick (4:07)
  6. 6 Let Me Let You Know (4:44)
  7. 7 Love Is Such a Crazy Thing (5:13)
  8. 8 Private Show (4:14)
  9. 9 Can't Take Me Home (3:38)
  10. 10 Stop Falling (5:50)
  11. 11 Do What U Do (3:57)
  12. 12 Hiccup (3:31)
  13. 13 Is It Love (3:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pink Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Kerren Berz Strings
Sherree Ford-Payne Background Vocals
Tye-V Background Vocals
Craig Love Guitar
Derrick Scott Guitar
Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney Keyboards
Mike Hartnett Bass, Guitar
Jamal Jones Background Vocals
Ricardo Lewis Background Vocals
Tavia Ivey Background Vocals
P.A. Drums, Keyboards
Chrissy Conway Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Babyface Composer, Producer
Dallas Austin Composer
Kerren Berz String Arrangements
Chris Champion Engineer
Neal Creque Composer
John Frye Engineer
Michael Keith Arranger
Herb Powers Mastering
L.A. Reid Producer
Larry Reid Producer
Soulshock Arranger, Producer, Instrumentation
Daryl Simmons Producer
D. Thomas Composer
Mike "Hitman" Wilson Engineer
Karlin Arranger, Producer, Instrumentation
Sean "Sep" Hall Producer, Engineer
Damon Thomas Vocal Arrangements
Paul Boutin Engineer
Blake Eiseman Engineer
Josh Butler Engineer
Kandi Burruss Composer
Quinnes Parker Composer
Marvin Scandrick Composer
Daron Jones Arranger, Producer, Instrumentation
Paul Foley Engineer
Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney Producer, drum programming
A. Martin Composer
A. Moore Composer
A. Phillips Composer
Cherie O'Brien Creative Coordinator
Pink Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
C. Stewart Composer
Brian Smith Engineer
P.A. Producer
Jason Boyd Arranger
Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs Composer
Anthony President Composer, Producer, drum programming, Instrumentation
Will Baker Vocal Arrangements
Brainz Dimilo Composer
J. Hollins Composer
Sean Hall Composer
E. Lewis Composer
A. Moore Composer
M. Keith Composer
C. Sills Composer
R. Thicke Composer
K. Prather Composer
S. Clarke Composer
M. Sinclair Composer
L. Maxwell Composer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    pink stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    pink is very annyoing shes only in it for the money not the fans pink is the worst of the worst shes annyoing i hope she dissappears during 2009 and 2010 because shes very annyoing and she has no talent

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    pink you are not orginial you are a fake and you are the next britney spears

    pink you stink you can not even write your own songs you have all the producers make the songs for you pink you are a complete fool and you are a disgrace you stink you are the very next britney spears

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pink Rox!!!!!!!!!!!

    Like I said Pink rox!!!! she's the best!!!! i've truly never heard anyone like her before. she has her own style and i like that. U go girl!!!! stay the same don't ever change. i know we can expect a lot from her in the future. i couldn't wait for her next cd to come out. U rock Pink!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE MOST INSPIRING CD EVER

    I LOVE THIS ARTIST BECAUSE SHE IS SOO REAL TO ME!! SHE HAS INSPIRED ME IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS, I WRITE MY OWN MUSIC AND WANT TO BECOME AN ARTIST JUST LIKE HER. SHE TRULLY IS ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED, AND POWERFUL ARTIST OUT THERE BESIDES:EMINEM, KID ROCK, LIMP BIZKIT, AND LINKIN PARK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    Pink is the bomb! She definetly has a voice and puts much emotion into what she sings. One of my favorite songs on this cd is Stop Falling. Pink you go girl. Much support from this girl in Ohio.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A white girl with Soul?

    Some of the white-female races edgiest music stars include alanis morisette and melissa ethridge. pink's unique lyrics would categorize her with these two if they put on tims and traded their alterna-chick personas with a more soulful, urban vibe. there has never been, nor will there be any white female who can dominate urban music like pink. (sorry willa ford). i'm usually offended by white people who ''try to act black'' but pink carries herself in a way that you don't care what color she is, you gotta love her anyway. everything she does looks good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good

    This is a good uppbeat cd with a lot of great songs. Love listioning to it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This cd is...

    Great!!!I love Pink's songs. She is so good at singing,and half the time she doesn't even soud like herself. This is one of my top favorite cds yet!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Album!!!!

    Pink just has a special ''pump'' in her music that has me hooked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great CD

    I love this CD. Great songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can't take her home, but you MUST take her CD home!

    I¿ve never wanted to wear pink as much as I do now! Pink is one of the best artists that I have seen in a long time. Never have I heard a song and wanted to show the world who I am until now. Unlike Britney Spears, Mandy Moore, Jessica Simpson, and Christina Aguilera, she shows that there is a lot more to her than her looks, especially in her song, ¿Split Personality¿. She entrances you with her with her words and actually makes you think. The songs that she sings can really empower a woman, and make her stronger. The best part is, she¿s so young and I can really relate to her. She¿s one of the best artists out there!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    She not lot most girlz!!!

    She has great style,a beautiful voice,and really bright hair.I love her CD I like all of her song so can't say what my favorite.So any way keep doing what you do PINK. BYE-BYE-BYE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    In the Pink..

    I haven't enjoyed a cd this much in a long time. This girl has some major skills and this is her first try. It will definitley be a permenent resident in your cd changer! My favorite cuts are Private Show, You Make Me Sick, and Hiccup.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pink kicks ass!!!

    This is the album to buy. Pink is an excellent artist, and whoever her writer is, s/he's really good. Best tracks: 8,9,11,13. Again, an incredible album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD

    I met pink at 'N SYNC'S Summer concert when i sat in the front row! She was such an awesome performer! She has teh best cd out it is so unbelieveably great! GO OUT AND BUY IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can't Take Me Home

    This is a great Cd by a singer with a voice that is so unreal. Its mostly strait R&B hip hop but it will work for you pop or soul fans. I give it 4 stars and it is worth buying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    there you go

    I just know you will buy this cd for most girls or there you go but I am saying this: they are COOL but they are NOT, I repeat NOT the only good songs on pink's cd. People will dig you make me sick, love is such a crazy thing, can't take me home, private show and split personality, which is the song that most stands out from the rest. true, some songs do sound alike alot but that's just r&b nature. pink pays up with a soul gospel voice and some energetic rhythm, not to mention killer songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I admire Pink!

    Her songs are so addictive and so made to perfection. She is so unique. She does soft, upbeat and even hyper songs. Her voice amazing. Some songs even have a little humor to break up the serious issues (Hell wit ya and Split personality are fun). The songs here are perfect-o! Buy it and you'll fall in love with Pink. PS. Best song is Hiccup

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Okay

    Most girls, There you go, Stop falling and You make Me sick are some of the best. Pinks vioce is good and so is the music on here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GIVES HOPE

    I LOVE PINK SHE GIVES US INSPERANTION TO OUR RELATIONSHIPS AND UNDERSTANDING MEN. SHE HELPS ME WHEN IM MAD AT MY BOYFRIEND . I LOVE HER VOICE AND HER WORDS ARE GREAT . IM A WRITTER MYSELF AND SHE;S HELPED ME ALOT ON WHAT TO SING ABOUT AND TO UNDERSTAND HE MEANING ON THE WORDS IN THE SONG. SHE;S GREAT!

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