Pink - Funhouse (CD)
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Since her debut in 2000, P!nk (Alecia Moore) has been widely hailed as a fearlessly talented singer/songwriter, and the Pennsylvania native’s genre-defying creative risk-taking has propelled her to global stardom. To date, the chanteuse has sold 22 million albums cumulatively worldwide. Her previous albums include: her four million-unit selling debut, Can’t Take me Home (2000); her sophomore follow-up, M!ssundaztood (2001) which sold 11 million worldwide; and the 2.7 million worldwide seller Try This (2003). Her most recent effort, I’m Not Dead (2006) sold over 5 million units globally and spawned two No. 1 hits,”Who Knew” and “U + Ur Hand” along with critic/fan favorites, “Stupid Girls” and “Dear Mr. President.”
- Copy Control
- Number of Items
- Media Type
- Country of Origin
- South Africa
- Audio CD
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] So What
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Sober
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] I Don't Believe You
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] One Foot Wrong
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Please Don't Leave Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Bad Influence
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Funhouse
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Crystal Ball
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Mean
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] It's All Your Fault
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Ave Mary A
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Glitter In The Air
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] This Is How It Goes Down
- Pop / Rock
- Release Date
- 30 October 2008
- South Africa
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Date Released
- 2008-10-01 00:00:00
Reney, Parkwood. 17 November 2008
Pink’s new album is like the Mugg&Bean. Standard issue. No surprises. What you get, is what you got two weeks ago. Or in Pink’s case, a year ago.
I dig the M&B’s bean soup as much as I dig Pink. The disappointment was thus huge when a) I discovered that the M&B’s kick ass bean soup comes from a tin and a microwave is somehow, somewhere involved in the heating process and b) that Pink followed the exact same ‘hit making’ recipe used on her earlier albums.
The iconic anthem from the last three albums sounds exactly the same, there are at least two ballads thrown in per album and a lot of the riffs, melodies and sometimes even lyrics sound ‘familiar’. I know, shocking.
The Mugg menu is varied. You will find a few Mexican dishes, New York style bagels, an Asian dish or two and a standard steak. But for really good Asian food you go to Cranks, for a good fillet you to the Local Grill, in other words you go to people who specialize in something.
The new Pink album is also varied. There are different styles on the album. And not. She tries out a little blues, a little rock, a little pop and even some folk, but she doesn’t fully commit to any style on any given song. For really good pop you listen to Duffy, for good folk you listen to Alela Diane. You get my point.
The pleasant factor
When on a road trip through the glorious South African countryside and you find yourself in Kuruman or Springbok or Put Sonder Water, The Mugg is a welcome site. It still beats Wimpy or Steers by a long shot.
‘Funhouse’ is the album you would play on a road trip. When you’re cruising through the Karoo and you are not listening to lyrics and you’re not in a particularly serious mood, she will get you to sing along, bob your head and hate her ex-husband. She still beats the likes of Christina, Britney, Avril and all the frigging boy and girls bands out there. And she’s piping hot.
Hope for the future
There is a slight difference between ‘Funhouse’ and the earlier albums. Alicia Moore is a little world weary, a little rundown, on this record. You will hear it in her voice and her voice is certainly her best asset.
Now if that weariness could translate into the music, the instruments, and she teams up with, say, T-Bone Burnett, we’d have something else on our hands.
Angi, Helderberg. 8 February 2010
I don't now what Reney is listening to but Funhouse is a fantastic CD, not just for Pink fans, but for anyone who enjoys "real" music. Some of the songs, such as So What and Funhouse are upbeat and silly (but still great), but then she produces a gem like Glitter. I would recommend this album to anyone!!