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Pink: The Discography Rate ∞ WINNER!

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by swim, May 28, 2019.

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    55. Walk Me Home
    Average score: 7.52
    Highest score: 10x5
    (@Music Is Life, @rick, @kal, @Reboot, @Lost Boy)
    Lowest score: 3x2
    (@əʊæ, @savilizabeths)
    My score: 10

    Walk me home in the dead of night
    'Cause I can't be alone with all that's on my mind
    Say you'll stay with me tonight
    'Cause there is so much wrong going on

    'Walk Me Home' proved to be the ultimately grower in my eyes, as despite me initially only really enjoying slightly it now has a very healthy 460 plays recorded on my Last.fm. It started with the chorus, the anthemic roaring perfect for my long car rides spent belting out the open windows, slowly creeping into my skull. It's simultaneously melancholic and euphoric, a conflict of emotion she seems to be well adept at tackling right now, and ultimately I got completely swept up in it.

    Quite clearly aimed at a more contemporary audience, the song brings Nate Reuss back to the fold and invokes the likes of fun., imagine dragons, and other feared names on this forum. This really is the pinnacle of adult-contemporary P!nk for me, and I'm not quite sure she can top it? The way it opens with the vocoder thick murmuring and slowly unravels into pure enormity. I adore it.

    Also let's talk about the video for a second because I have, bizarrely, seen some unfair criticism lumped at it since its release. Isn't it funny that people rip on P!nk for her circus-like performances and then she goes and proves her adeptness with moving and... they still rip it? The video is, in my opinion, an absolutely masterclass in how to do a music video. It's expensive and powerful, translating the sentiment of the song in a totally unique and powerful way. Incorporating her usual acrobatics with contemporary dance, it's honestly one of the most beautiful videos I've ever seen and it's definitely part of the reason why I'm so in love with the song now.

    We all crave political anthems that cut right to the heart, exposing our enemies by name and calling out the world for being wrong, but there's something to be said about the ambiguous that allows the political to thrive alongside the personal. 'Walk Me Home' tackles a world gone wrong with putting your faith in someone and using faith to forget about everything that is broken, boiling down to that powerful moment in the middle of the night when it feels like everyone else is asleep except for the two of you. It's not an anthem dedicated to ripping apart the republic, instead much more concerned with how we survive a politic that no longer considers us, and in doing so it can be a rallying cry for the forgotten. Simply gorgeous.







    Commentary corner:

    @Reboot: (10) GORGEOUS. I bet the live performances of this are so good.

    @Reboot: (10) This is what Pink is these days. I’m ok with it. Great song, great video. A result I’d say.

    @Music Is Life: (10) I really liked this song upon release, and I only grew to love it. I just love the anthemic chorus, and the acoustic guitar and drumming in the production. I just know this song will be done dirty in here.

    @Laurence: (8) Nice track, another instance of hearing the song many times because it's a single. It's non-stop on the radio I think...

    @Maki: (8) The underwhelming song we were all awaiting. But this is a great example of a grower song - it went from 'meh' to 'great' for me in a week or two. It definitely is desperate to be (or sound like) a hit on Adult Contemporary radio, which was one of my main reasons for disappointment. The chorus is anthemic and memorable for sure. It remains my least favorite lead single by her (not counting "Raise Your Glass", which is very close), and that isn't a surprise.

    @tylerc904: (7.5) Another one that is a bit too similar to a certain sounding song, but it really grew on me.

    @abael: (7) A good song that needed more thoughtful production to stand out.

    @Verandi: (7) Sounds like the closing credits' song of a Disney movie. At least it's not overproduced, I guess. Cool video tho.

    @R27: (6.5) The acapella snippet she sang on Ellen sounded so promising, and then I was largely disappointed by the actual song on release. Much like "What About Us" it seems to make a very vague and half-assed attempt at some kind of political commentary ("there's so much wrong with the world outside"). However, this has been growing on me as of late, particularly the chorus, so I'll give this a pass.

    @JMRGBY88: (5) disappointingly generic.

    @nikkysan: (4.5) Sigh... I’ve tried to see some merit in this but it’s just... nothingy. It definitely feels like it was made to performed in big arenas but it just lacks a lot of personality.

    @savilizabeths: (3) “Oh, this is bland. I remember hearing this and immediately discounting the album. The biggest problem is that it’s so…fine. All I want to do when I hear this is yawn and turn something else on, anything else. Sometimes the worst crime a song can commit is being boring, and this is one of those times.”
     
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  2. The wrong leadsingle to go at this point.
     
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  3. Yeah I would have picked What About Us first.
     
  4. Her worst lead is clearly Blow Me One Last Kiss
     
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  5. Oh I forgot about that nn maybe I feel pity for that album.
     
  6. This or Trouble have been overdue to go for ages so at least one of my wants has gone.
     
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    54. Save My Life
    Average score: 7.54
    Highest score: 10x4
    (@Sanctuary, @kal, @tylerc904, @sapnu puas)
    Lowest score: 4x3
    (@playboy69, @abael, @Sideout)
    My score: 9

    She's back on drugs again
    Even though she knows it ain't right
    She can't even call up her friends
    And say "help me save my life"
    She's so ashamed of herself that she's come full circle
    Nobody understands what it's like to be this girl

    As she rebelled against the label, P!nk turned her inward eye outward in an effort to tell more versatile stories about the world she observed as opposed to her own. 'Save My Life' is one of those songs, exploring a girl lost in the midst of destructive behaviours. Inspired by her friends, the song examines what it feels like to cry out to a higher power to help you get back on track. With such a hard narrative you'd expect something much more brutal than this, which is deceptively bright and upbeat - the contrast helping to translate this idea of being happy but the dark underbelly boiling away.





    Commentary corner:

    @tylerc904: (10) I love this song so, so much. It strikes you as simple melodically but still manages to be incredibly moving.

    @Maki: (8.75) Really sad lyrics and theme of the song makes this one stand out among the rest. It's such a cute song sonically, but her emotional delivery reveals that it's much more than that. The harmonies are really nice at moments. Still, it lacks that something for me to classify into the 'amazing' level. Perhaps it's the production (but I doubt that), since her vocals never disappoint.

    @R27: (8) The English major in me lives for the changing point of view and the fleshed out narrative details.

    @savilizabeths: (8) “This one is story driven and quite sad. I definitely like it quite a lot. I know people like this and it definitely makes me sad to listen to. It’s a really good little song.”

    @rick: (6) Meh

    @abael: (4) Pink wants you to listen to these lyrics, but the anonymous composition fights against that.

     
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  8. kal

    kal

    “Save My Life”
    – anyone who scored this lower than an 8 when I have my way with them
     
  9. I gave it a 6 and honestly that’s the best offer I’ve had in a while
     
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  10. Let’s just do what’s best and eliminate the rest of Try This now, starting with Trouble.
     
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    53. This Is How It Goes Down
    Average score: 7.56
    Highest score: 10x4
    (@Sanctuary, @soratami, @Untouchable Ace, @Music Is Life)
    Lowest score: 4 (@The Hot Rock)
    My score: 8

    This is your future as I see it
    You will be homeless, poor, and broken
    She will have left you when she finds out who you are
    You're nothing but an extra, and baby I'm the star

    Considering its bonus status, the spunky lyricism and the male vocal, I really did not expect this to do well at all - never mind almost crack the top 50. Featuring Travie McCoy from Gym Class Heroes (Remember them?), 'This Is How It Goes Down' is the fuck-you anthem to end all fuck-you anthems. Between witty lyrics about making him cum and tearing apart his new boo, the song does a fantastic job of painting Carey out to be the biggest heap of trash on the planet. The amount of times I've belted out this chorus to make me feel better, also shout out to the incredible hidden giggles and gasps for air in the background throughout.

    Considering nearly every piece of commentary mentioned how much they hate the rap, it's a shame there was never a version without it. It's definitely a bit unpolished for the standard album but with the feature I was always surprised it wasn't a single or B-side at all. The squelchy bassline is also pretty unique for her entire discography, I'd definitely appreciate a few more raw epics like this.

    Also this leaves 'Boring' as the last remaining Funhouse bonus track.

    Commentary corner:
    @Music Is Life: (10) I’ve always loved this song. It’s so much fun, and I love the way she just tears Carey apart. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love that they made up and am very happy for them, but their relationship issues have given us some great songs, like this one. Travie’s rap is great too, and I LOVE that outro.

    @rick: (8) I like it but I’m probably in the minority

    @Laurence: (8) Pretty upbeat track but it doesn't come through though somehow I guess that would make it higher. Ah yeah the feature but that doesn't do it for me sorry.

    @R27: (8) More like this is how it goes off, amirite? Could have down with that rapper during the bridge though who was creepily obsessed with P!nk's admittedly cringed threesome line.

    @savilizabeths: (8) “I love how she plays with your expectations with some of the phrases here. It’s really fun and catchy as hell. I’m not a huge fan of the rap verse, but that’s not too uncommon for me. It’s not bad though.”

    @Maki: (7.75) This is actually a pretty cool song. The chorus is amazing and really memorable, but the rap feature was unnecessary and brings down the song. And what’s up with that outro? Not among the best songs from this era, although a great effort.

    @abael: (7) Enjoyable, but the song starts in 3rd gear and stays there



     
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  12. The correct outcome. Hopefully it will last a bit more.
     
  13. So...
    The last few days were brutal when it comes to my losses. Four career highlights leaving. I've already talked about "Where Did the Beat Go?" and "Conversations with My 13 Years Old Self", but now it's time for masterpieces that are "Catch Me While I'm Sleeping" and "Lonely Girl".
    Once again, they have quite satisfactory average scores, but seeing them leave before the top 30 at least is just wrong.
    "Catch Me While I'm Sleeping" just unravels in its stunning beauty. The combination of blues and R&B is dont to absolute perfection. To be honest, it had to grow on me, too. This is the post from 2017:
    And this was last year:
    It went from 'nice' to 'magnificent masterpiece' rather quickly, so keep on going @savilizabeths - I really hope that this is the case with you.
    I like this take, but some voters have heard the song for the first time very recently and I definitely can, but they should definitely give it time.
    Also, @Music Is Life, you're the last one to blame for "Catch Me While I'm Sleeping" leaving early (although the song would've jumped one spot if you had given it a 10), and you're the perfect example of how the song takes some time to show its beauty.
    Speaking of which, it received eight 10's - team taste is forming! Still, this is a gruesome treatment for this song.
    A nice representation of the rate is here:

    "Lonely Girl" is one of those emotional masterpieces that represent the heart of "M!ssundaztood", along with "Eventually", "My Vietnam" and "Gone to California". So painful and so cleverly written and I adore the back and forth chorus - it really sounds like a classic. It rips my heart to see it out... how?
    Linda herself explained in detail how the song was written:


    @nikkysan making me confused by mentioning that the song should leave earlier, but turns out Linda's voice was the problem.
    And I've just noticed that all of the songs that were written and produced by/with Linda Perry are gone except for "Get the Party Started" - what went wrong???

    This massacre of "M!ssundaztood" is unforgivable, too - only five songs, while the entire second half is out? Just... no.



    On the other hand, "Signature Move" is a totally acceptable elimination, and I'm very surprised that it lasted this long, given how many brilliant track it surpassed. It is 'P!nk by the numbers' without any doubt, but maybe it did that in a more subtle and pleasant way, so the voters didn't really

    And, yeah, @happiestgirl seems like a the silent villain, making all these masterpieces leave early.
     
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  14. Fortunately, today's eliminations were a hundred times more bearable.
    The only one out of the three I would call underrated is "Save My Life", which has a lovely yet sad story and is such a cute song overall. And these beautiful artworks just remind me of how brilliant the photoshoots were during the "Try This" era.

    "Walk Me Home" was an expected next single to exit, and it did really well. Even though it got an 8 from me, it remains my least favorite lead single out of the albums (except for "Raise Your Glass") .

    "This Is How It Goes Down" is another surprise in the same way as "My Signature Move", lasting much longer than I expected. Given that it's a collaboration, and a rap one(!), it did extraordinarily well.
    But, yeah, that chorus goes hard.
     
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  15. LiK

    LiK

    Can't wait for the entire Hurts 2B Human album to vacate before Trouble.
     
  16. I definitely don't miss the days when every pop act seemed contractually obliged to have a Travie McCoy cameo.
     
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  17. I’m very excited for the top 50. Does anybody have any guesses on the last 2 eliminations before we reach it?
     
  18. I still hate myself a little.
    I'm not sure what's left, but it'll probably be unwanted eliminations from Beautiful Trauma, Hurts 2B Human, The Truth About Love, or Try This, and I will be upset.

    Also, the Linda Perry collab as well as lead single that should have left first is Get The Party Started. Deal with it.
     
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  19. Hopefully one of the last two is Fingers, an embarrassing howler of a song that should have left ages ago. Boring is fun but I wouldn't really miss that either.
     
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