Review: Pink, ‘Funhouse’

Pink, ‘Funhouse’: Aidin Vaziri | We know we should like Pink because she goes around singing songs about how Britney, Paris and Jessica are stupid. But really, how is she different? She appears in the tabloids just as often as they do, and while her music might offer more guitars and stinking attitude, it’s every bit as contrived. Just listen to “So What,” the first single from her fifth studio album. It starts as a post-divorce anthem, but then Pink spends the next three minutes wailing, “I’m still a rock star/ I got my rock moves.” Does it get any worse than that? Actually, it does. Trading in the melodic pop currents of her biggest hits for tuneless dirges that qualify as rock music only in the darkest corners of Forever 21, Pink frowns her way through 14 tracks of weird baroque-ish guitar riffs and conflicting confessions in songs such as “It’s All Your Fault” and “Please Don’t Leave Me.” Every time her ex, Carey Hart, puts this album on, his smile is going to grow wider.


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