Arriving four years after 2008’s “Funhouse,” “The Truth About Love” starts strong with tracks like “Are We All We All,” “Blow Me (One Last Kiss”) and “Try,” before it starts to spin its wheels. Pink has a distinctive mainstream pop-rock sound that follows her here, but many of the later tracks seem aimless and negligible. There are some strong numbers to be found, like “Where Did the Beat Go?” and the mournful “The Great Escape,” but songs like “Walk Of Shame” and “Truelove” have a tendency to grind the album’s momentum to a halt. That being said, Pink sings with conviction and force as always, and she alone sells an album that would be underwhelming in the hands of a lesser artist.
Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)