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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. Even if her execution isn't up to her ambitions, Missundaztood is more fun than that god-awful "Lady Marmalade" remake.
  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: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  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". Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2021
    10
    This album is amazing, I love her bratty attitude and her voice, so many great songs here
  3. Nov 25, 2021
    10
    M!SSUNDAZTOOD is another amazing album by the great Pink, her vocals are great here
  4. MattM
    Dec 7, 2001
    9
    Pink's "M!ssundaztood" is an awesome collection of pop confections and rock, thankfully leaving out all traces of the cliched R&B from 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
  5. LouisP.
    Dec 5, 2009
    9
    This is def. one of the best albums of this decade. It's so versatile from pop-dance anthems like Get The Party Started to dark and soul This is def. one of the best albums of this decade. It's so versatile from pop-dance anthems like Get The Party Started to dark and soul songs like Gone to California. P!nk is undoubtedly one of the best artists nowadays, she's got her views and experiences in life that let her write such beautiful and meaningful songs. Just Like a Pill and Family Portrait is the highlights of the album. Expand
  6. Apr 7, 2020
    7
    M!ssundaztood by P!nk: 6.13

    Get the Party Started: 1 :) 18 Wheeler: 1 :) M!ssundaztood: 0.5 Dear Diary: 1 Eventually: 0.5 Numb: 1 :)
    M!ssundaztood by P!nk: 6.13

    Get the Party Started: 1 :)
    18 Wheeler: 1 :)
    M!ssundaztood: 0.5
    Dear Diary: 1
    Eventually: 0.5
    Numb: 1 :)
    Just Like a Pill: 1 :)
    Family Portrait: 0.75
    Misery (with Steven Tyler): 0.5
    Respect: 0.75
    Don’t Let Me Get Me: 1 :)
    Gone to California: 0.25
    Lonely Girl: 0.75
    My Vietnam: 0.75
    Catch 22: 1

    11.75/15 ~ .783 -> 6.13

    As with a lot of other artists, the sophomore album is usually superior to the first one released, and this is true for P!nk. In M!ssundaztood, P!nk improves upon the musicality and diversity portions of her music, creating a more well rounded album that is more fun to listen to. A couple of the tracks I particularly enjoyed were Just Like a Pill (I had already listened to that song and really enjoyed it), 18 Wheeler, and Get the Party Started. My only issues were with a few songs. These songs, such as Gone to California, were just slow and I didn’t really like them because of the weird music and message. I don’t normally mind slow songs, but this one was a little (sorry) weird. I was somewhat happy with the rest of the album, though (and a lot more so than with Can’t Take Me Home, which barely got in the green range). There are definitely some quality songs on M!ssundaztood, but it also contains a couple so-so ones. Highlights: Get the Party Started, 18 Wheeler, Dear Diary, Numb, Just Like a Pill, Don’t Let Me Get Me, and Catch 22.
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  7. Vixi
    Sep 21, 2005
    0
    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 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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