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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Of all the dance-pop/teen pop singers to emerge in 1999, Pink seemed the least likely to have success. She didn't have an easy-to-market image like Britney or Christina, nor were her singles all that distinctive, so it was a real shock when she reinvented herself as a badass dance-rock chick for her second album, M!ssundaztood. It wasn't just that the album revealed a unique, forceful personality; it was that it crafted an original, dynamic sound from seemingly contradictory sources, as Pink hauled out forgotten 4 Non Blondes leader Linda Perry for her primary collaborator, piled on the hard rock riffs, and sharpened up the R&B rhythms, while writing as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Of all the dance-pop/teen pop singers to emerge in 1999, Pink seemed the least likely to have success. She didn't have an easy-to-market image like Britney or Christina, nor were her singles all that distinctive, so it was a real shock when she reinvented herself as a badass dance-rock chick for her second album, M!ssundaztood. It wasn't just that the album revealed a unique, forceful personality; it was that it crafted an original, dynamic sound from seemingly contradictory sources, as Pink hauled out forgotten 4 Non Blondes leader Linda Perry for her primary collaborator, piled on the hard rock riffs, and sharpened up the R&B rhythms, while writing as nakedly as a confessional singer/songwriter. It was a big surprise that Pink had an album like M!ssundaztood in her, but that surprise is nearly equalled by its successor, Try This, which proves that she can pull off the same trick twice -- an unpredictable giant leap forward, assisted by unlikely collaborators, that winds up being among the best pop music of its given year. While Perry is still around, she only collaborates on three tracks, since Pink has picked another left-field choice for her main co-writer/producer for Try This: Tim Armstrong, one of the lead singer/songwriters for the acclaimed neo-punk band Rancid. Armstrong co-writes and produces eight of the 13 songs here, and while it's true that he helps steer Pink into harder-rocking territory, the end result isn't quite as simple as Try This being a straight-up rock & roll album. Instead, hard rock is used as the foundation for the record even some of the Perry-written tracks rock very hard, and then it stretches out into several different styles and sounds. Some are familiar -- there's a handful of dance-oriented tracks, a quiet ballad, such as the closer, "Love Song" -- but, like M!ssundaztood, this is pop music that knows no boundaries, borrowing ideas from punk, soul, ska, new wave, and electronica to create an exhilarating listen that crackles with energy and inventiveness. This music has reference points, some intentional and some not -- the similarities of "Trouble" and Nirvana's cover of the Vaselines' "Molly's Lips" may be on purpose, but the echoes of Blur's "Pressure on Julian" on "God Is a DJ" is surely coincidental -- but it's presentation is original and exceptionally well-written. This time around, she's not as consciously confessional, which makes for a nice fit for Armstrong's strong sense of songcraft and pop hooks, resulting in music that is immediately grabbing yet so sturdily crafted it only seems stronger, even catchier, with repeated listens. While Pink's peers take incremental, cautious artistic steps forward, she's slyly fearless, choosing the right collaborators that help her create pop music that has both style and substance to spare. Britney Spears, Pink's avowed arch-nemesis, may claim that she's taking advice from Madonna, but here Pink illustrates that she's the true heir to Madonna's throne, since she displays a restlessness similar to the Material Girl in the '80s, while never once sounding like Madonna -- or other spiritual predecessors like Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, or Debbie Harry, for that matter. With Try This, Pink has firmly established a voice of her own, and in doing so, she's made another tremendous modern pop record.
Rolling Stone - Barry Walters
It's the glee with which she delivers her put-downs that's so thrilling -- Pink is so sexy when she's pissed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/12/2003
  • Label: Tombstone Records
  • EAN: 4988017618226
  • Catalog Number: 21155

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Trouble (3:13)
  2. 2 God Is a DJ (3:46)
  3. 3 Last to Know (4:03)
  4. 4 Tonight's the Night (3:56)
  5. 5 Oh My God - Peaches (3:44)
  6. 6 Catch Me While I'm Sleeping (5:03)
  7. 7 Waiting for Love (5:28)
  8. 8 Save My Life (3:16)
  9. 9 Try Too Hard (3:14)
  10. 10 Humble Neighborhoods (3:52)
  11. 11 Walk Away (3:39)
  12. 12 Unwind (3:14)
  13. 13 Love Song (6:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pink Primary Artist
Steve Stevens Guitar
Tim Armstrong Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Loops, Acoustic Bass
John Fields Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, wah wah guitar
Matt Freeman Bass
Nick Lane Trombone
David Paich Organ, Hammond Organ, Soloist
Linda Perry Guitar, Sitar, Mellotron
Atticus Ross Synthesizer, Percussion, Loops
Eric Schermerhorn Guitar
Greg "Frosty" Smith Baritone Saxophone
Lee Thornburg Trumpet
Victor Ruggiero Piano, Hammond Organ, Soloist
Dave Carlock Organ, Electric Bass, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Dorian Crozier Drums
Matt Mahaffey Synthesizer, Drums, Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Turntables, Omnichord
Travis Barker Drums
Janis Tanaka Bass
Grecco Buratto Guitar
Charlie Bisherat Violin
Galadriel Masterson Background Vocals
Joshua Seth Eagan Percussion, Drums
Bryan Keeling Drums
Hopey Rock Background Vocals
Jonathan Davis Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Brent Reed Percussion, Drums
Paul III Bass
Damon Elliott Percussion, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Tim Armstrong Composer, Sound Effects, Producer, Engineer
Roger Davies Executive Producer
John Fields Programming, Producer, Engineer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Linda Perry Composer, Producer
Lon Price Horn Arrangements
Atticus Ross Engineer
Eric Schermerhorn Composer
Steven Miller Engineer
Billy Mann Composer
Craig Logan Executive Producer
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
Dave Carlock drum programming
Pink Composer
David Guerrero Engineer
Glen Nakasako Art Direction
Merrill Nisker Composer
Padraic Kerin Engineer
Jonathan Davis Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Paul Ill Composer
Damon Elliott Composer, Programming, Producer
Brian Macleod Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Star P!nk Rocks the Pop World

    P!nk began setting her own style with Can't Take Me Home and M!ssunderztood. Now with Try This is, she once again pushes the envelope. P!nk Rules! I say do what you do Say what you say Mean what you mean when you say Cuz it's your life, gotta make your own rules And you gotta do it your way I say do what you do Say what you say Mean what you mean when you say Cuz it's your life, gotta make your own rules And you gotta do it your way --Pink Chorus of “Do What U Do” Form Can’t Take Me Home Keep on Doing what U Do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    pink is more like stink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album is such a waste of time and money pink has no talent pink is the worst of the worst pink cant sing a note if her life depended on it pink has no talent people pink is a disgrace pink herself is a disgrace pink has no talent she has been lip synching since her debut album pink is a disgrace

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    pink your music is a disgrace pink you are also a disgrace

    pink you stink you are a huge disgrace your music is also a disgrace i know better bands that blow you out of the waterplus they are more orginial than all your albums put together people stay far far far far away from pink and her so called wannabe rockstar music pink is not even close to being a real rockstar her new music video for so what was sooo lame and stupid i know better bands that have made better music videos than your new music video for your so called song entitled so what pink does all of us a favor and stop making music because you make a complete fool of yourself

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