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Pink: The Discography Rate ∞ WINNER!

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

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    46. Boring
    Average score: 7.76
    Highest score: 10x3
    @Verandi, @tylerc904, @Hurricane Drunk
    Lowest score: 5x2
    @The Hot Rock, @sapnu puas
    My score: 9

    You're tired?
    Boring
    You're sore?
    Boring
    You worked all day?
    Boring


    Big boat?
    Boring
    Black AmEx?
    Listening
    Six pack
    well...


    Well let's just say that the title is completely at odds with the song itself, which proves to be anything but boring in its abrasive runaway glory. Serving as a bonus track on the British and Japanese deluxe editions, 'Boring' tears down those overly self-loving males that attempt to impress with material things. With a killer drum refrain, some particularly witty one liners and and a frankly killer guitar riff, is it any surprise that the producers behind the track are the almighty Max Martin and Shellback?

    I've always been relatively surprised that it was shunted to bonus status, to the point where it's not even on streaming services anymore, because it really is as big as any single she released from the Funhouse era. A little on the nose, yes, but considering the punch-to-the-nose 'So What' took her to number one, I think people were definitely fine with P!nk being this openly abrasive. The chorus is as thick as treacle and so easily digestible, definitely one of her finest bonus tracks, and then there's the hilarious little additions like the snoring, the "Insert rap... here!" middle-8. What a song.

    Commentary corner:
    @Verandi: (10) Ridiculous but it's a banger so yeah here's a 10.

    @tylerc904: (10) Ironic or not, it fucking SLAPS.

    @Music Is Life: (9.5) This song is so fucking funny. Literally one of my favorite bonus tracks by her because the lyrics are so cheeky and fun. I mean that middle-8 alone! “Insert rap here” *counts* Hilarious! Dead every time. And the production rocks in the best way possible.

    @P'NutButter: (9) Such a brilliant pop song, just silly, hilarious and fun.

    @Maki: (9) Such a misleading song title - this song is not boring the slightest! Actually, it’s one of her most fun and comical songs; the lyrics, snoring and ‘insert rap here’ are definitely memorable moments. It’s kind of a guilty pleasure of mine, I can even call it annoying, but not in a bad way. Super addictive chorus is always a good thing and I adore whet it slows down for that fantastic middle-8. Oh, and we get the alternate version of chorus near the end - thanks!

    @Laurence: (9) This is great, why just a bonus track? If this was the final track on every edition it would way better. Something to stand out in the bonus tracks, wew I stan. The chorus just stands out greatly and those drums starting it, weew.

    @JMRGBY88: (9) I love this song. This being a bonus over some of the tracks that made it to the album was a choice. The riff at the beginning plays in my head quite often.

    @savilizabeths: (8) “Okay, this is just really damn fun. It’s cheeky and makes me smile whenever I hear it. It doesn’t feel like too much. It’s just enough sickly sweet sassy-ness.”

    @rick: (8) Again it’s another one I can’t see many liking but I still dig it.

    @abael: (7) Feels like a bit of a throwback to earlier work, paradoxically, gutsy but a bit gutless.

    @R27: (6.75) Well it's certainly not dull, but I'm glad it was only an obscure bonus track and not part of the standard Funhouse tracklist.
     
  2. Now you know my pain.
     
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  4. Thankfully none of these three was my potential 11. I'll reserve the draggings for later.

    Edit: oh for fuck's sake
     
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  5. Not to make myself even more unpopular around these parts ddd but I’m pretty sure I gave this a 2.
     
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  6. LiK

    LiK

    I love to see it, if only for tanking some gems in her discography earlier in the rate.
     
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  7. Karma!
     
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    45. Centerfold
    Average score: 7.80
    Highest score: 11
    (@Happiest Girl)
    10x6
    (@Sanctuary, @Verandi, @kal, @Untouchable Ace, @LiK, @Maki)
    Lowest score: 4x2
    (@Laurence, @playboy69)
    My score: 9


    Now it's him but it could've been you
    Tell me why it's him when it should've been you
    Its crazy how this makes you wanna change
    Here's an image you won't forget
    All your life I'll tease, I'll torment
    I'll be gone as soon as you turn the page


    Anybody shocked at 'Humble Neighborhoods' leaving earlier should have expected this, as 'Centerfold' is somewhat of a sister track to it at least in terms of sounds. Produced by Greg Kurstin, who would go on to work with her on a handful of The Truth About Love tracks, this served as a bonus track on various international editions of I'm Not Dead. The production is completely different for her but also kind of recalls the weird experimentation of both M!ssundaztood and Try This?

    Lyrically it tackles the idea that she refuses to be controlled, and it features one of my favourite middle-8's in her entire career, by a man that has lost her because he couldn't accept it. It's the adverse to 'The One That Got Away', with P!nk recognising that she'll be the one that escaped and lived by her own rules.

    Apparently a centerfold is typically the middle parting of a magazine, which google tells me is usually a picture of a "naked or scantilly clad model", giving even more context to the song that I never even realised. In this case, it's a body positive anthem to the world talking about how they'll never control who she is. An anthem.

    Commentary corner:
    @Maki: (10) This is my favorite bonus track from this album. Such a tune! The chorus is insanely addictive, and the rest of the song is nothing short of amazing. It just juggles different melodies so well, I was so impressed the first time I heard it. And that's how you do a killer middle-8/bridge - superb! It definitely should've appeared on the standard version album.

    @Reboot: (9) Pink is so good at combining great choruses with even greater lyrics.

    @Music Is Life: (9) This is a melodic, guitar-led, handclap filled BOP that I get my life to. Seriously, such a great song, and the lyrics are hilarious in the best way possible.

    @rick: (7.5) Its ok but nothing special

    @tylerc904: (7.5) This is the kind of fun, quirky tune that makes so much sense as a bonus track/b-side.

    @savilizabeths: (7) “This one is pretty fun. Not something I absolutely love but it’s a catchy little bop.”

    @R27: (6.5) A very solid, but unremarkable bonus track.

    @abael: (5) Definitely an interesting song conceptually, but it's clear they couldn't glean enough lyrics from it to fill the track out.


     
  9. Centrefold is great.
     
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  10. Centerfold is single material but if the GP has the same taste as the disasters here it would have flopped anyway.
     
  11. Ouch @ Secrets, Boring and Neighborhoods leaving back-to-back. All highlights of their respective albums.
     
  12. I'm never sure what I enjoy more; the snarky "Scott Storch" whisper in Boring, or the delicious irony of the fact that you need to know a Paris Hilton album track to get the reference.
     
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  13. Today was a mess.

    None of the uptempo songs I was hoping to leave was eliminated, all scores I've lost were 9+ and two of my 10's got axed.

    "Boring" did really well, actually, considering its bonus track status and that it received 'only' three 10's, but it deserved better based on what's left. Even the 9 it received from me seems a bit low listening to it again.
    It's 100% fun from beginning to end, has many 'Easter eggs' in the production and, most importantly, it's infectiously catchy!


    So this did happen, after all:
    As much as I hate some (most) of your scores for her gems, that is one fantastic 11 pick!
    It's very rare in rates that someone chooses an album track that I gave a 10 to.
    (Karma is real)

    "Centerfold" really is among my most favorite P!nk bonus tracks, such a pity that it's gone. I often connect it with "Boring" due to the extreme catchiness and electronic elements in the production.
    The only thing that could be the reason they left it off the standard version is how different it sounds from the rest (but that a stretch). The chorus is such an earworm and the middle-8 is indeed one of her very best!
    Single worthy track for sure.
    That is such a great and clever artwork, too, @Lost Boy!


    And we've lost FOUR songs in a row that both @Verandi and I love (two of which are mutual 10's). Wow.
    Also, @Verandi losing four 10's - that didn't even happen to me so far! Once again, karma is real.

    On the other hand, @Music Is Life must be thrilled for not losing a 10 in the last seven eliminations!


    All four songs eliminated today have a few things in common: all have amazing production, are catchy as hell and ended up underrated.

    Well, today was a miracle and a mess.
     
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  14. Oh <3

    If I had the chance to go back I'd lower every single one of my sub-6 scores <3
     
  15. LiK

    LiK

    Oh wow look at @happiestgirl having some taste <3

    Centerfold should have been a single over Nobody Knows.
     
  16. LiK

    LiK

    I wish I was able to expound on her music the way you do! I love your posts in here.
     
  17. Thank you so much, I really appreciate that!

    I must compliment your taste, we have plenty of underrated gems as favorites in common (that also refers to @kal and @Lost Boy).
    And I assume that you gave my 11 full marks, so that would be brilliant if true.
     
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  18. @Verandi I feel like I understand your complexities a little more now with our shared tastes.
    Mourn for my 10s as well everyone, especially my potential 11s in 'Centrefold' & 'Humble Neighbourhoods'.

    @happiestgirl sorry to see your 11 go. but then on the other hand how could you give another 10 a score of 2?

    If these 2 songs weren't given up on and pushed to bonus status, they could have been worked on a bit longer to become amazing lead singles.
     
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  19. Mmh yes make me feel special and enigmatic.
     
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