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(3-1/2 stars) It's good, but...
on January 27, 2003
I fell asleep with my television on one night and I woke up hearing "There You Go". I wasn't looking at the TV so I assumed it was a black woman singing. I turned around and...well, you know the rest.
When I first listened to this album, I thought it was great. Then I listened to her second album and I couldn't get into it at first because, well, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. But then I listened to both albums again, and I realized that the second album was more accessible and entertaining.
There are SOME interesting songs on here, though. "Most Girls" talks about her looking for a man who will give her real love instead of just marrying into money, for example. "You Make Me Sick" is also interesting as it talks about not being able to let go of an unworthy man; a topic that wasn't as played-out back in '99 as it is now. But the rest of this album is sort of weird.
It's not that Pink isn't talented, but it seems like except for the aforementioned songs, this album had tracks that were basically style over substance. It seems like her songs have attitude and not much else, especially songs like the title track, "Hell With Ya", and even "There You Go". "There You Go" was great for a first single (it did go gold, after all), but a lot of the other songs on the album are like that. "Hiccup" sounds like it was thrown together at the last minute, and the mellow "Stop Falling" really doesn't belong on here.
This album isn't bad by any means. Still, I'm glad that Pink seems to have found her place with her second album.