Try This - P!nk
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Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

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  • Summary: Following the unexpected critical and commercial success of M!ssundaztood, Pink returns with a third, even more rock-oriented album. Linda Perry returns to helm just a few tracks, with the bulk of the producing/writing chores falling to Rancid's Tim Armstrong.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. While Pink's peers take incremental, cautious artistic steps forward, she's slyly fearless, choosing the right collaborators that help her create pop music that has both style and substance to spare.
  2. A hooky, engaging throwaway that expands Pink's range while holding on fiercely to her irascible inner child.
  3. Unlike other wannabes, Pink shares Madonna's two best assets: a keen eye for the next collaborator to further her cause and the ability to sound like Pink no matter what shape her cause takes. [Dec 2003, p.133]
  4. Pink's delivery says more than her often wince-inducing lyrics, but it means enough to make Try This an engagingly revealing album.
  5. Armstrong... gives it a welcome sense of cohesion.
  6. Ultimately there's something very 80s about Pink. Something very kitsch and plastic; something very 'Breakfast Club'.
  7. Pink pitches a brand of seriousness that is pure Lifetime-TV mawkishness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. NickQ
    Nov 19, 2003
    10
    it is great and highly under-rated!
  2. TommyG
    Feb 3, 2006
    10
    Better than what would be expected. Brash, tough and compelling. Unlike M!ssundaztood, Try This has 13 songs(all of them) that never tire of hearing. Unlike M!ssundaztood again, there really isn't a song that will keep you from commiting suicide. Expand
  3. BrandonH
    Dec 1, 2003
    10
    I love it!
  4. BeaR.
    Jan 24, 2004
    10
    I just love this album.It brings new energy and fun.P!nk is a great artist!!!!
  5. firati
    Dec 11, 2004
    10
    it reminds me of the rainbow like it has all the colors beautifully in it this album includes all the genres succesfully with amazing vocals catchy beats original and creative lyrics and right collabraters and of course right producers nothing is wrong with it best album i ve ever had ! Expand
  6. JesseB
    Jan 7, 2004
    9
    I though the CD was very well done. I'm not a fan of her two slower songs on the album, but I absolutely love all of her rock tracks! Gotta' love it! Expand
  7. Dec 10, 2012
    3
    DON'T TRY THIS! The title of the album is really inapplicable, because P!nk released her worst album with this. Despite a bunch of nice songs, 10 of the 15 songs are very uncomely. The lyrics go from mediocre to really bad and the wordplays are hurting my ears sometimes. The tunes aren't really catchy - too much electronic here - and her voice is also wack, partly. Expand

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