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The Truth About Love

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1 Are We All We Are Haynie/Hill/Pink/Wa 3:37
2 Blow Me (One Last Kiss) Kurstin/Pink 4:16
3 Try Busbee/West 4:07
4 Just Give Me a Reason Bhasker/Pink/Ruess 4:02
5 True Love Cooper/Kurstin/Pink 3:50
6 How Come You're Not Here Kurstin/Pink 3:12
7 Slut Like You Martin/Pink/Shellba 3:41
8 The Truth About Love Mann/Pink/Schuler 3:50
9 Beam Me Up Mann/Pink 4:27
10 Walk of Shame Kurstin/Pink 2:43
11 Here Comes the Weekend Alcock/Injeti/Mathe 4:25
12 Where Did the Beat Go? Daly/Keep/Mann/Pink 4:18
13 The Great Escape Pink/Wilson 4:24
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The Truth About Love

Audio Compact Disc

Label: RCA

Style: Dance-Pop

The Truth About Love

UPC: 887254524229

Release Date: 09/18/2012

Original Release Date: 09/18/2012

Number of Discs: 1

Tracks: [Are We All We Are, Blow Me (One Last Kiss), Try, Just Give Me a Reason, True Love, How Come You're Not Here, Slut Like You, The Truth About Love, Beam Me Up, Walk of Shame, Here Comes the Weekend, Where Did the Beat Go?, The Great Escape]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine

A lot has happened to P!nk since the release of her 2008 breakup album, Funhouse, most notably a reconciliation with her estranged husband, Carey Hart, and subsequent birth of their child in 2011. P!nk wrestles with these two life-changing events and many other thorny issues on her 2012 album, The Truth About Love, a vibrant mess of a record that finds the pop star embracing every one of her contradictions. Alone among the class of 2000 -- a group that roughly includes such other new millennium stars as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Mandy Moore, and Jessica Simpson -- P!nk comes across as an actual adult, eager to dive into the muck of grown-up emotions, expanding and deepening her music without succumbing to stuffy pretension. She may be deeply invested in being a wife and mother but she's keenly aware of what's happening outside of her house, offering a clever spin on Ke$ha's freak empowerment on the opening "Are We All We Are," enlisting Fun.'s Nate Ruess as a duet partner on "Just Give Me a Reason," and fiendishly stealing some of the Black Keys' moves and retailoring them for the dancefloor on "How Come You're Not Here." P!nk deftly weaves these new threads into a tapestry that contains a few of her signature moves -- there is a handful of confessional power ballads and snotty, funny pure pop disguised as dance hits -- and some surprises, including cameos from Lily Allen ("True Love") and Eminem ("Here Comes the Weekend") and a title track that is as sunny and carnivalesque as a '60s surf-pop sensation. Sometimes the transitions are too sudden, causing some aural whiplash -- that clomping, heavy "Here Comes the Weekend" wouldn't fit neatly into any sequence -- but its ragged edges underscore the essential appeal of The Truth About Love: nothing about it is neat, it shifts courses and refutes itself, it's "nasty and salty," as P!nk herself sings about true love. It's weird and willfully, proudly human, a big pop album about real emotions and one of P!nk's wildest rides. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi