Monday, July 09, 2012

When Did P!nk Become So Beige?


P!nk's new single is already #1 on Australian iTunes and will, no doubt, usher in another era of unprecedented success in this country. Shame then she's still churning out the same old shit. The 32-year-old's last two albums went an incredible 22-times platinum between them and established Alecia as our pop star of choice. I've always thought her popularity over here stems largely from her anti-establishment attitude and the perception that she's not a record company product - unlike, say, Rihanna or Katy Perry. There was a time when I would have agreed.

I love P!nk's first four albums and was really excited when I'm Not Dead revived her stalled career. Sure, the album stole borrowed heavily from Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway but the mouthy diva's brand of pop/rock was tougher and seemed more authentic to her image. Unfortunately, that sound hasn't evolved one iota in 7 years and, rather hypocritically, she keeps working with the same producers as her so-called manufactured colleagues - only with diminishing returns. "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" is a pleasant enough way to pass four minutes but it's beyond generic and ultimately boring as fuck.

If you play "So What", "Raise Your Glass" and "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" back-to-back, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was some kind of outrageous extended mix. They cover similar lyrical territory, have an identical structure and include the obligatory swearing to prove that P!nk is still cool and rebellious. Bitch, take a seat. This shit is getting old and is doubly frustrating because she could mix it up. Why not rock out completely or take it right back? Tracks like "Glitter In The Air" saved Funhouse with their raw simplicity.

On a good day, P!nk is one of the best in the business but let's be real for a minute. "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" is lazy. She should take a note from Katy Perry and try something new once or twice a decade.

3/10
 

10 comments:

Hasa said...

Amen brother!

John said...

No argument about this single, but P!nk taking a lesson from Katy Perry? The apocalypse is near!

Mike said...

At least Katy Perry's sound and image is evolving... P!nk is stuck in 2005.

Anonymous said...

How's KP evolving? She cranks Dr Luke hit after Dr Luke hit.

Anonymous said...

Don't be so fucking rude, Pink is the best!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's just called supply and demand. You only have to look at her Greatest Hits package to see. Her first 3 albums only have 6 songs representing them. The rest of the material is made up from the next 2 albums! Pink is at her best when she's cranking out cheeky angry pop rock.

Anonymous said...

Hey now. It takes a great amount of time, talent and effort for Katy and Dr. Luke to take 3yr+ old Travie McCoy inspired songs (that were cut from a previous album) and rework them so the public thinks they are about Russell Brand. And if it dosent become a hit straight away, just remix it and get your tits out in the video. That way everyone who already has the album will buy it again.

Brett said...

agree 100% this is really bad

Anonymous said...

cmon its a good song!

Anonymous said...

Already over this.