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    Definitive Pink

    In my mind people either love or hate Pink. For those who do love her they know she is one of the few major-label artists today who has stayed successful over the years, and did so on her own terms. Pink has been able to create music that one can “rock out” to, climb the Billboard charts, and receive plenty of air-time on the radio, all while putting forth her message.

    In 2006 Pink released her comeback album “I’m Not Dead.” Even though critics praised the album, it initially failed on the charts; although later, singles were re-released and gained popularity. But now, two years later and newly divorced from motocross racer Carey Hart, Pink has the promise of a true comeback album, with “Funhouse.”

    “Funhouse,” Pink’s fifth album, was released on Oct. 28 following the release of its hit single “So What.” Currently “Funhouse” is ranked number three on the iTunes charts, and “So What” is ranked number four on Billboard’s Hot 100. The music is still quintessential Pink — filled with catchy lyrics, attitude, and spunk. “So What” drives the album with its fun upbeat sound, making light of her recent divorce.

    Many of the songs on the album seem to follow along this theme of divorce. Songs such as “Sober” and “It’s All Your Fault” are certain to be the next hits off the album. The ballads on the album were nothing exciting and I found myself a little disappointed after the first listen. But, later I did find myself humming along to “Please Don’t Leave Me.” “Could’ve Had Everything,” along with “Funhouse,” seemed to have more of an older Pink sound, like from her 2001 album “M!ssundaztood;” which for those familiar with her music added a little surprise.

    While at times I found myself a little bored with some of the songs, I really enjoyed the album as a whole. As with many albums, more than one listen is in order, and many of the songs grew on me over time. Even though the critiques were mixed, I can’t help but love Pink’s music for what it is — sassy yet sweet, light yet deep, and always delivers. She stays true to herself and to her fans, and she makes music that is all her own.

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