Triple Platinum Record Level
Registered: Dec 2008
I've just listened to the entire album today. That being said...
I don't love Greg Kurstin. I thought "But We Lost It" wasn't that bad. However, Where We Go was just something I know I will push fast forward on, and skip over it again and again. It's up-tempo, yes...but the lyrics are extremely bland, and I think ( from me listening in on it for just the first time) it was worse than hearing Sober, HCTW, and Revenge.
All the rest of the songs are funnier or darker... And this is a dark record for Pink. "I Am Here" sounds like she's contemplating the afterlife. "Better Life" sounds like she's looking at her neighbors and wondering why her own life doesn't match up/seem as good. "Barbies" was about wanting to "negate" the wish to become an adult--- you know, the perspective of a kid is always "I wish I was an adult already, because adults can do anything they want!" And most adults are thinking... why can't I go back? It was a mistake to grow up! lol.
I mean, I can see where Pink pushed herself on this record. It's not her usual sound ( less Greg Kurstin thank God). A lot of the songs are about midlife issues that pop up. Marriage in midlife is no longer passionately on fire-- but whose marriage is? Even from the outside, marriage looks like a whole lot of work. BT is one of Pink's "most reflective entries" to date, imo. I like it. It's not an "instant like" for me, as was Try This and M!ss, but it may be my third favorite album of hers... skipping the whole Where We Go track on it, of course.
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