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Missundaztood
     

Missundaztood

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by Pink
 

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On the rock-fueled "Don't Let Me Get Me," Pink vents that she's "tired of being compared to damn Britney Spears." No worries -- her ambitious sophomore release positions this "Lady Marmalade" alum closer to strong-willed female singers such as Alanis Morissette,

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On the rock-fueled "Don't Let Me Get Me," Pink vents that she's "tired of being compared to damn Britney Spears." No worries -- her ambitious sophomore release positions this "Lady Marmalade" alum closer to strong-willed female singers such as Alanis Morissette, Fiona Apple, and her idol, Madonna. Pink goes on to recount: "L.A. told me/You'll be a pop star/All you have to change/Is everything you are," and sure enough, Missundaztood takes a radical departure from her R&B debut on L.A. Reid and Babyface's defunct LaFace label, delivering a sound clearly closer to her heart. She may have followed Reid to Arista Records, but she rejects her mentor's taste for trite lyrics and polished, cookie-cutter tracks for a set of lyrically hearty songs bolstered by edgy guitar and analog drum-accented beats. Pink even co-wrote 11 of the disc's 14 songs, and the themes reflect everything from her troubled childhood ("Family Portrait") to her move from her native Philly to Hollywood ("Gone to California"). The artistic growth spurt can be attributed in part to 4 Non-Blondes frontwoman Linda Perry, who co-wrote several of the disc's songs, including the energetic, Oingo Boingo-reminiscent first single, "Get the Party Started." Whether she's rockin' out on the empowering "18 Wheeler"; going to church on "Misery," a duet with childhood idol Steven Tyler of Aerosmith; or taking a stab at old-school rap on the girl-power roof raiser "Respect"; Pink always sounds in her element. The exhilarating metamorphosis finds her emerging as one of the best singers and most inspiring role models of her generation. Expect this punky Pink lady to be Missundaztood no longer.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Pink's debut album was a promising collection of dance-pop, easily lumped into the teen pop boon of 2000 since she was young and sang over savvy, skittering club beats. Those comparisons irked -- hell, angered -- Pink, and she was determined to prove she was real with her second album. So she called up her idol, Linda Perry of 4 Non Blondes fame, to help her rock and write; bared her soul; fought for some artistic control; brought in Steven Tyler; and wound up with Missundaztood. This all sounds like the script for a VH1 movie, but the wild thing is that Missundaztood not only works, it works smashingly -- a bewildering amalgam of sounds and attitudes that shouldn't fit together, but defy all odds and do. This record bubbles over with imagination, as hooky pop songs like the title track rub shoulders with glitzy dancefloor anthems like "Get the Party Started" and sexy, swaggering arena rock redux like "18 Wheeler" before delving into weird confessionals like "Family Portrait," "Dear Diary," and "My Vietnam." Forget that this isn't what anybody would have expected Pink to do; it's hard to imagine anybody else that would have the idea and the inclination to blend late-'80s, metal-spiked album rock with modern hip-hop and dance, then dress it up with dazzling modern pop production, all the while not avoiding painful subjects (particularly her dysfunctional family) or melody. If that's not an artistic statement, I don't know what is, and the damn thing is there hasn't been a record in the mainstream this vibrant or this alive in a long, long time.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2001
Label:
La Face
UPC:
0078221471824
catalogNumber:
14718

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pink   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Richie Sambora   Guitar
Jim Cox   Piano,Hammond Organ
Marti Frederiksen   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Mellotron
Linda Perry   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,fender rhodes
Steven Tyler   Background Vocals
Wayne Hood   Strings,Keyboards,Drum Loop
Z. Jimmy   Harmonica,Saxophone
Scratch   Beat Box

Technical Credits

Dallas Austin   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Marti Frederiksen   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Linda Perry   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Instrumentation
L.A. Reid   Executive Producer
Rick Sheppard   MIDI,Sound Design
Carlton Lynn   Engineer
Bernd Burgdorf   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Remixing,Pro-Tools
Jeffrey Schultz   Art Direction
Richie Supa   Arranger,Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Wassim Zreik   Engineer
Oscar Ramirez   Engineer
Pink   Composer,Executive Producer
Wayne Hood   String Arrangements
Damon Elliott   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Scott Storch   Composer,Producer

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Missundaztood 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I just love Pink's songs. Especially ''Just lLike a Pill'' and,''Dont Let Me Get Me''
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE PINK BECASE SHE IS SO REALL, AND DOWN TO EARTH PERSON I ALSO LOVE HER MUSIC CAUSE I CAN RELATE TO EVERY SONG OFF BOTH OF HER ALBUMS
Guest More than 1 year ago
...and I love it! I literally bought it 2 hours ago, and it rocks! Not what I expected though, a completely different approach to her previous album and it is just so good. Haven't listened to it enough yet to have a fave track but `Get The Party Started` is a TUNE!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a big time pink fan. My favorite song is undoubtably ''get the party started. I also like ''R-E-S-P-C-T.''
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is up beat and pink is always in and cool.
imgriffees More than 1 year ago
One of her first and still one of her best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, this album is much better then her first album. It has more feeling and more emotion. My fave songs would have to be Get the Party Starded and Family Portrait.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD on impulse, just because I absolutely loved the song, Get This Party Started. I had no idea I would instantly become a huge fan of Pink! This album is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone! I listen to nothing else, except I would like to purchase her previous album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pink's latest album is fabulous. Definately outwaying her previous. She has a groove like no other. Don't Let Me Get Me puts her in another class besides dance, she steps in with Jewel and many others. Misery with Steve Tyler, Blues feel throughout. An album worthy of 5 stars as her heart and soul have gone into this one, its ''Pink Hot''
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the new P!nk album is great. I can especially relate to ''Don't Let Me Get Me''. I was searching for a song to fit my personality, and this is so similar. P!nk, I understand and I can relate. Thank you for sharing your thoughts w/the world through your beautiful voice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Pink first arrived on the music scene with her R&B/Funk driven ''There you go'' and ''Most girls'' I was so impressed with her style,voice and video that I had to immediately go but it! I knew then and now know she is and will remain a star for years to come. I think she has also more to offer her devoted fans and the music industry then remains to be seen. She is sassy,provocative,sexy,and somewhat controversal in her own right. I wasn't too impressed with her live performances at MTV Music awards a couple of years ago,or any other performances I seem to have seen live. But I feel this will change with some good training and determination on her part. I have to say though the performance at Janet Jackson's Icon dedication was a surprise and impessive. She was so good that she danced better than R&B artist/actor Usher who seemed to forget the choerographed dance moves dedication dance to ''Rhythm Nation''. She is a star and I don't say that about too many artists. MY GUT TELLS ME SHE IS HERE TO STAY FOR YEARS TO COME!
Guest More than 1 year ago
P!NK is the best female artist out right and its' about time a female put out a cd that you can listen to the whole cd without skipping a song. You go P!NK
Guest More than 1 year ago
With ''Can't Take me Home'' Pink showed us her pop flared, R&B styles. She showed us she has a powerhouse voice and looks to match. With ''Missundaztood'' Pink shatters that style into itty bitty peices. She totally brakes out into a REAL artist. She completly reinvents herself and her music for the better. She rocks out to tuns like ''Get This Party Started'' and she brings real issuses into play during ''Family Portrait''. Pink is a ture artist. ''Missundaztood'' is a must have for all Pink fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is definetly P!nk at her best. She is telling her story straight, and this album has alot to offer. With the last album we just saw pink as another 21 year old singer, but with this album pink has certainly set herself aside from the rest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
P!NK's new cd ''Missundaztood'' is great follow-up to her last cd ''Can't Take Me Home''. It shows that she is not a so-called ''man-hater'' as everyone viewed her as. I feel that she pours her heart and soul out for everyone to her so that they may understand her better. It's a great cd with its classic balads and fun dance beats. It's a cd I think everyone would enjoy!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
yup i said it pink is the next britney spears pink cant sing a note if her life depended on it plus shes a very very very very big disgrace kids i would stay far far far far away from pink and her so called music pink whines and crys just as much as britney of course she is the next britney spears
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just bought it - really love ''Just Like A Pill'', ''18 Wheeler'' and, of course, ''Get The Party Started''. P!nk wrote, sang and produced this one - good job, too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is really great. It is so good, my 46 year old dad even loves it!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
from Can't take me home to M!ssundaztood P!nk has out done herself again.This album sounds awsome. Linda Perry is an awsome musician that co produced some tracks that I can't wait to hear. Music from the heart touchs the soul
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got P!NK's new CD and I think it is great! Not exactly like Can't Take Me Home but excellent in it's own right. With some catchy tunes and lyrics it's the stuff that gets stuck in your head and you can't shake it out! :) If you like or love P!NK you better go and get it if you don't have it already!! It's a must have!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this cd!!! You have to get this if you have any taste in music. She's not rap and shes not pop and shes not hip hop... she's all of the above!!! PINK ROCKS!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
pink has the music that grabs your attention. i respect her because she is independent and real. i saw her in concert and she rocked.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a gr8 album i wld recomend it 2 ne1 and every1 v songs r gr8. it is a mix of melo and bass tunes. one 2 buy