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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.
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  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: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  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. Jun 23, 2018
    10
    This is one of the best albums of 00s. Honest, diverse and full of strong emotions in each song. Pink recorded it in a young age and you canThis is one of the best albums of 00s. Honest, diverse and full of strong emotions in each song. Pink recorded it in a young age and you can see similarities with Christina's Stripped.

    Family Portrait always get me, such a moving song that many people can relate to. You can feel her pain.
    Just Like a Pill is an anthem and another great song.

    I strongly believe she was extremely underrated as this album didn't win any Grammys, not the singles.

    Probably her best album (tie with I'm Not Dead).
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  3. 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"
  4. EricM.
    Nov 23, 2001
    9
    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. sethb
    Dec 14, 2001
    9
    Why a 9? This is a great album! People have a tendency to rate too low in case their wrong, as in this case. This album has some pop appeal Why a 9? This is a great album! People have a tendency to rate too low in case their wrong, as in this case. This album has some pop appeal but listen to songs like Just like a pill, and Misery and you'll see that there is alot of substance under the fluff. I'm 29 an a lover of good music this is great work! Expand
  6. 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
  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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