The scathing 'Stupid Girls' certainly shows that P!nk feels more alternative than she...
Talia Kraines 2002-11-20
Today's pop market is very different to the one in which P!nk was unleashed on the world. Then, she was a breath of fresh air, bringing rebellious attitudes to a world filled with Swedish pop svengali Max Martin's bubblegum productions. Now, "Cuz I Can", the standout track on this album with its oddball 'We All Want Ice Cream' chorus is produced by non other than Mr. Martin himself. The scathing "Stupid Girls" certainly shows that P!nk feels more alternative than she actually is.
It's not only that though. Today, charts are peppered with rock-chicks and while most tracks on I'm not Dead are radio friendly, songs like "Leave Me Alone" and "Long Way to Happy" go too far down that route, lacking P!nk's individuality, and positively oozing Hilary Duff-ness.
One thing is clear though: Kelly Clarkson has taken over as chart's rock queen and nothing on I'm Not Dead begins to match up to "Since You Been Gone".