All the fighting over her 1st and 3rd albums when her proverbial number 2 is right there.
I have a feeling this will be "But We Lost It", which is my lowest remaining score from that album.One of the newer albums takes the next hit.
@abael: (7) A ballad that is similar to the previous, with a bit more individual and energized
94. But We Lost It
Average score: 6.67
Highest score: 10 (@Music Is Life) 9.5 (@AllGagaLike)
Lowest score: 4x4 (@The Hot Rock, @Verandi, @tylerc904, @Laurence)
My score: 9
Much like most of her material, 'But We Lost It' seemingly deals with Alecia and Carey's on-off relationship and how you can sometimes feel numb to the love you once had. It's not exactly untreaded territory in her discography but there is a delicate intimacy at play here which brutally highlights what, on paper, seems like throwaway lines. Despite Alecia herself saying 'You Get My Love' features her best ever vocals, I think this would also be a very strong contender.
I also think the song smartly weaves in themes of loss and grieving alongside the tragic love narrative, and there are times when I question whether this is as simple as it really suggests? We know she briefly discussed her miscarriage before this album, which would go on to play a huge part in its direction, and the song not only deals with having something that you never know you really had in the first place but also the loss of identity: I'm still the girl that you chased all around the world, I haven't changed just replaced all the chains with pearls.
Now I'm not armchair psychologist-ing the song at all, but I have always seen a lot of depth in this ballad and don't enjoy seeing it struck off as a simple "our relationship is over" ballad - though that's ignoring the stark similarities between losing love and loss. It also helps that the melody for this is absolutely divine.
@Music Is Life: (10) This is a beautiful piano ballad, and one of the best on this album. I absolutely love the chorus melody, and the second chorus, especially the lyrics, is the best part of the whole song.
@Maki: (6.5) Initially, I considered this as my least favorite track from "Beautiful Trauma", but, hello, "Revenge" exists. Pretty much all of the ballads from this album grew on me, and this is not an exception. I always deemed it boring, and while it is a bit boring, it has beautiful moments, for example the melodic chorus. Probably the weakest ballad on the album (surprise, it's not "You Get My Love"), it just isn't remarkable enough for me to play it willingly.
@R27: (6) I enjoy this much me, but I still feel like it could be more engaging and much vbetter mg than the final product that we got.
@savilizabeths: (9) “Something exploring her discography has done is make me fall in love with Pink’s vocal talent. She has impeccable technique and just commands every song she performs. This is a force of a ballad. It kind of reminds me of Lady Gaga, perhaps something about the vocal delivery. Classic piano ballads are definitely something I gravitate to, particularly if they have strong lyrics. Lyrics can make or break a song like this and Pink tends to deliver strong lyrics. This grows on me more and more with each listen.”
@rick: (7) Nice song but her vocals are a bit whiney on this.
@JMRGBY88: (5) She has better ballads than this
If only I predicted the "Slut Like This" elimination in this way.I have a feeling this will be "But We Lost It", which is my lowest remaining score from that album.