M!ssundaztood

  • Record Label: Arista
  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2001
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. These are pop songs in the sense that they deliver their payloads in 90 seconds. But they're also confessional, dark, downtempo--and, OK, a little gauche sometimes, which just makes them seem realer.
  2. A fetching collection of pop confections.... ''M!ssundaztood'' captures girlish confusion with greater accuracy and delight than Alanis Morissette's supposed bible of the form, ''Jagged Little Pill."
  3. The wild thing is that M!ssundaztood not only works, it works smashingly -- a bewildering amalgam of sounds and attitudes that shouldn't fit together, but defy all odds and do.
  4. A tougher, funkier, and downright rocking album.... M!ssundaztood deserves to be the pop album of the year.
  5. Recalls other feisty femmes like Alanis Morissette and Cyndi Lauper, and it all comes out lookin' rosy.
  6. 80
    Pink continues to work her groove thang on much of Missundaztood, but equal time is given over to some genuine stylistic risk-taking.
  7. A rock-fused, hook-friendly set that ably distances the Philly native from her pop/R&B origins.
  8. Pink has fought the record companies for control of her career and won- and with the sage advice of producers and executives she has come out with one of the best pop albums of last year.
  9. There's way too much power balladry, rawk guitar, Steven Tyler and MTV-by-numbers to make a genuinely stand-out record.
  10. Even if her execution isn't up to her ambitions, Missundaztood is more fun than that god-awful "Lady Marmalade" remake.
  11. Spin
    60
    These tunes dig deeper than the musings of, say, Michelle Branch, but none are groundbreaking or revealing enough to suggest that Pink has learned to navigate the space between fluffy and toughie. [Jan 2002, p.108]
  12. Q Magazine
    60
    While the lyrical freedom of Dear Diary, My Vietnam, and Family Portrait is refreshing, stylistically they are less than revolutionary. [Jan 2002, p.105]
  13. Blender
    60
    The melodic shortcomings of M!ssundaztood show that those eye-popping videos aside, she's no Madonna. [#4, p.122]
  14. Anyone looking for some spicy R'n'B to follow up Pink's fantastic breakthrough hit, 'Most Girls', will be sorely disappointed.
  15. It works for the red-raw confessional 'Family Portrait', but everything else is so bad Natalie Imbruglia would be proud.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Feb 14, 2011
    10
    Incredible. This is definitely P!nk's best album, and that's saying something. Highlights include "Just Like A Pill", "Don't Let Me Get Me",Incredible. This is definitely P!nk's best album, and that's saying something. Highlights include "Just Like A Pill", "Don't Let Me Get Me", "Get The Party Started", and "Family Portrait". Full Review »
  2. ZachP
    Aug 29, 2006
    10
    This is EASILY one of the BEST pop albums ever. Every single one of the songs stand up on their own. Lyrically, the best song is "My Vietnam"
  3. Dec 4, 2012
    5
    Definitelyl no stand-out record, but it's worth hearing for one or two times. At times (Just Like A Pill, Don't Let Me Get Me) P!nk getsDefinitelyl no stand-out record, but it's worth hearing for one or two times. At times (Just Like A Pill, Don't Let Me Get Me) P!nk gets really good and in average this album is good. Her style got better with the following albums, but 'M!ssundaztood' is a succeeding sophomore including good and bad facets. Lyrically it's not virtuoso, but she's a talented singer and it's a nice release. However, I wouldn't mention it in any list of good albums... Full Review »