Likes: Try, Just Give Me a Reason, Slut Like You, Beam Me Up, Great Escape
Overall: Fun and relatable, redundant in spots
Unlike many these days, Pink’s 6th album actually reflects its title; “The Truth About Love” is an entertaining, funny and honest record about humanity’s greatest need. Occasionally deviating from the central topic to comment on society, life and annoying guys on the prowl for casual sex (ex. Are We All We Are, Slut Like You), Pink discusses the upsides, downsides and mood swings that come with romantic relationships in her usual, angsty pop-rock form. A few of the tracks too closely sound like her prior hits and parts of the record are musically and lyrically redundant as the singer seems to stretch out the same idea over several tracks without changing approach, but the album is so cohesively enjoyable that you might over-look that snag. Nate Ruess (of the band “Fun”), Lily Allen and Eminem have guest spots on the album, but Pink has such a strong general presence that you’d prefer her to stand on her own. Catchy and reflective, Pink presents another fantastic record. An album sampler of the standard edition is below.