Pink's debut album Can't Take Me Home is a solid R&B CD, and still one of her best works. One song grooves along into the next, Pink's sexy vocals and raw edges keeping you entertained throughout the CD.
Pink fought pop music conventions and wanted more creative control on subsequent efforts, but she can't deny that Babyface and LA Reid's influence on this album got her noticed. The infectiously rhythmic "There You Go" leads right into the amusingly snarky "You Make Me Sick"--a song that plays with language in the spirit of rap music, rhyming syllables and working with the cadence of words to make the vocals skip along with nary a break in tempo.
The ballads "Stop Falling" and "Let Me Let You Know" have a great, smooth 70s flavor to them. "Private Show" and "Is It Love" will inspire you to get up and dance. The CD is solid, with strong tracks all the way through, and a good balance between slower tunes and livelier numbers. Pink's strong voice and more than a hint of attitude immediately separate her from the pack of pop princesses. This is definitely a good buy.