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  • Summary: Fresh off her hit "Lady Marmalade" remake from the "Moulin Rouge" soundtrack, the pop diva returns with her second album. Former 4 Non Blonde member Linda Perry produced and wrote most of the tracks.
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. 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.
  5. There's way too much power balladry, rawk guitar, Steven Tyler and MTV-by-numbers to make a genuinely stand-out record.
  6. 60
    The melodic shortcomings of M!ssundaztood show that those eye-popping videos aside, she's no Madonna. [#4, p.122]
  7. It works for the red-raw confessional 'Family Portrait', but everything else is so bad Natalie Imbruglia would be proud.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Feb 14, 2011
    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". Expand
  2. MichaelP
    Apr 4, 2006
    Amazing stuff. After IMD, this album is her best!
  3. ZachP
    Aug 29, 2006
    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"
  4. EricM.
    Nov 23, 2001
    a knockout CD!!!! the first single is a hint: it's nothing like her first album... this has several hit singles waiting to spring...
  5. MattM
    Dec 7, 2001
    Pink's "M!ssundaztood" is an awesome collection of pop confections and rock, thankfully leaving out all traces of the cliched R&B from her first album. Pink is a talented artist, and she definitely avoids the sophomore slump on this brilliant, touching, and fun CD. Expand
  6. SamD
    Apr 30, 2006
    it's one of those albums that like "OH MY GOD, why couldn't she have just changed that little thing, then it would amazing!!" 18 wheller was great except for the fact that she says '18 wheeler TRUCK' toss the truck, we know what your'e talking about!!!! Expand
  7. Vixi
    Sep 21, 2005
    I just don't get why everyone thinks it's so good....it's so bland. Can somebody please explain to me why this is considered to be a 'great' album...anybody...please. Expand

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