A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this album is a good sampling of the types of songs that have made Pink famous. Most of these tracks have a fun, carefree feel; though there are some references to substances, sex, and fighting that make them too mature for younger audiences, none of the tunes are too graphic. There is some moderate profanity, including the f-word.
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What's the story?
GREATEST HITS...SO FAR!!! is the first greatest hits collection (though apparently not the last) from one of the coolest rock chicks around -- Pink. The compilation features 18 tracks spanning the singer's ten-year career to date, including everything from early hits like "Get the Party Started" to more recent singles such as "Raise Your Glass." As a whole, the songs demonstrate Pink's tendency to tell it like it is while trying to be herself and have some fun while she's at it. Parents should note that this approach occasionally includes references to substances, sex, and fighting, as well as some profanity.
Is it any good?
Pink has never had the vocal chops of contemporaries like Christina Aguilera, but she's far from a vocal slouch, either. Her respectably strong pipes shine through on several of these songs, with "Glitter in the Air" and "Dear Mr. President" (her collaboration with the Indigo Girls) standing out as special highlights. Plus, the girl knows a catchy hook when she hears it -- a talent that helped to make most of these tracks into huge radio hits.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how to be yourself in situations where all of the "popular" kids fit a certain mold. Why do some kids follow the crowd -- even when they don't want to?
How can you feel good about who you are without letting potential teasing get you down?
Is Pink a good role model? Why or why not?