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Beautiful Trauma


Beautiful Trauma

Seventh studio album from the American pop singer Alecia Moore, including a guest appearance by Eminem

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  1. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    If we want our pop stars to be role models for young women, we could do a lot worse than holding up P!nk as an example of how to play the game by your own rules
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  2. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Secure behind the protective pop wall erected by producers such as Max Martin and the ubiquitous Greg Kurstin, there’s little room for originality here
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  3. 6.0 |   Q

    So-so seventh from erstwhile part-starting superstar. Print edition only

  4. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Pink was dominating the charts with spunky, real-talking anthems back when today's slow-sad divas were in preschool, and her seventh LP is a reminder of that
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  5. 6.0 |   All Music

    There's none of the emotional mess that has enlivened some of P!nk's best work, and while this sense of calm may be well earned, it does result in a tamer record
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  6. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Relatable pop with a positive message
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  7. 6.0 |   The Observer

    It does the job, but no more than that
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  8. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Many of these songs will slow down her famously explosive concerts but that won’t stop Beautiful Trauma from selling big
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  9. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Like the artist herself, the album demonstrates its humanity through tension and friction, when Pink's sharp lyrics and deeply felt vocals push against the too-slick production
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  10. 6.0 |   The FT

    Dramatic ballads about regret and renewal show her ability to invest slickly crafted commercial pop with personality
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  11. 4.0 |   PopMatters

    Far from Pink’s best album, but as time may tell, it may be a necessary step before she hits her next creative peak
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  12. 4.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The charts are currently full of new young women’s self-empowerment fare – Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie, Maggie Lindemann, etc – and while none of them has P!nk’s charisma or attitude, her new album blends too easily into their samey oeuvre
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