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Barnes & Noble - Ganda Suthivarakom
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ganda Suthivarakom
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2001
  • Label: La Face
  • UPC: 078221471824
  • Catalog Number: 14718
  • Sales rank: 4,578

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 M!ssundaztood (3:36)
  2. 2 Don't Let Me Get Me (3:31)
  3. 3 Just Like a Pill (3:57)
  4. 4 Get the Party Started (3:11)
  5. 5 Respect - Scratch (3:25)
  6. 6 18 Wheeler (3:44)
  7. 7 Family Portrait (4:56)
  8. 8 Misery (4:33)
  9. 9 Dear Diary (3:29)
  10. 10 Eventually (3:34)
  11. 11 Lonely Girl (4:21)
  12. 12 Catch-22 (3:06)
  13. 13 Gone to California (4:34)
  14. 14 My Vietnam (5:19)
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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
Herb Powers Mastering
L.A. Reid Executive Producer
Rick Sheppard MIDI, Sound Design
Scott Spencer Storch Composer, Producer
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
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Pink Rocks

    One of her first and still one of her best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

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

    pink has no talent shes very annyoing she whines and crys too much shes very annyoing she has no talent i do not know how she got a record deal with that annyoing overrated singing voice she has pink stink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    she is lip syncking on this whole album pink is the next britney spears

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BRILLIANT

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD!

    I absolutly love her voice in this CD. What a great artist, P!nk

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pink has done it again.....

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    pink has got it

    mizzuastood is a great cd from pink and it has some great tunes. such as dont let me get me/just like a pill/ family [poriait witch tells the story of problems that some familys exprence/and the get down party tune/get the party started. this is a great cd to play also at parites

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You won't get better than this!!!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pink is not Missundaztood by me!

    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!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST ALBUM TO EVER COME OUT SINCE THE LAST ONE

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It Rocks!

    This is one of the best CD's I've listened to! I think Pink has a great sound, and her music just rocks! At first I wasn't a big Pink fan, but after seeing music vidoes for some of her songs, I totally got into it and I got her CD Missundazstood. My favorite songs were "Don't Let Me Get Me", "Just like A Pil", "Misundazstood", and '"Family Portrait", but all of the songs are great! I reccommend you buy it- you will like it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LUVVVV P!nk

    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.''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing

    pink is an amazing artist and she a ok in my list,she's so unpredictable in a way,but I love her attitude.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not the Best

    I don't believe this was really Pink, she used to be independent & now she's Miss Wannabe. Come on, girl, who do you think you are, the newest Playboy bunny?!?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!!!!!!

    This cd is really great. It is so good, my 46 year old dad even loves it!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Inspired by P!nk

    I've absolutely loved P!nk scince her first album ''Can't Take Me Home'' and her new album is so awesome! I am a hard core P!nk fan and am very inspired to become a singer because of her. Her lyrics just tell it how it is. If any one says they are a bigger P!nk fan than me well they got another thing coming. I have so many pictures of her that I've made a book. I just love the way she is not afraid to tell it like it is and even admit she has her insecurities and no one is perfect, including her. ''Family Portrait'' talks about her life as a child and the struggles with her mom and dad. This album is a must have. I couldn't think of listening of anything else when I'm feeling the same way that she does when she sings these songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pink kicks @$$

    This CD rocks! The first few songs are more party-ish, and the other songs are about her problems as a child and her family affairs. And, if you have internet access, you can download Catch 22, another song not included on the CD, and you wont hear it on the radio.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Missundaztood by Pink shouldnt be

    Hey guys, Missundaztood Pink's new album rocks, you should all go out and buy it. Missundaztood by pink is the best cd ever. On Missundaztood pink mixes her hardcore attitude with great vocal ability. She also is not afraid to mix in some sweet ballads to which shows how diverse an artist she truly is. Pink is number 1. She is the greatest r&b artist out there. Step away Mary J the new queen of r&b has arrived.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PINK ROCKS!!!

    I just love Pink's songs. Especially ''Just lLike a Pill'' and,''Dont Let Me Get Me''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this iz v best album 4 ages

    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

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