A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that if you don't want to hear the "F" word, don't buy this album. If you don't mind this particular word, you'll find some exceptional rock & roll and an all-too-rare girl-power message on this CD.
What's the story?
TRY THIS by Pink is an interesting, well-produced, and empowering CD -- if you can get past the liberally used \"F\" word. You have a choice, of course, between the limited edition DVD-inclusive CD, the Parental Advisory explicit CD, or the Edited CD. Whichever one you buy, you'll be hit head on with Pink's \"F**k You\" attitude, so it almost doesn't matter which you choose.\"Save My Life\" is a sad recounting of a young woman's struggle with drugs. It's real and honest in a way that most drug songs are not. Pink has learned to use the material gleaned from her troubled past to entertain, and she does it very well.
Is it any good?
With a wink and a cynical sneer, Pink attacks this excellent collection of songs with intelligence, energy, and surprisingly soulful depth. In collaboration with Rancid's Tim Armstrong, who produced the project, her vocals growl and shimmer. She's a strong performer with an empowering message -- adversity can be overcome -- You don't have to let 'em get you--you really don't. This CD is not for everyone, but there's a lot to love about it, if you're comfortable enough with a certain profane word or two.