November 10, 2008 12:00 PM

Funhouse

POP-ROCK

To open her fifth album, Pink seals her split from motocross racer Carey Hart with a kiss-off: “I guess I just lost my husband/ I don’t know where he went/ So I’m gonna drink my money/ I’m not gonna pay his rent,” she sings on the snarling “So What,” already a No. 1 hit. She continues to work through her breakup issues on Funhouse, and it makes for plenty of listening pleasure. But it’s not all bitterness and badassness. From the unabashed plea of the deceptively upbeat “Please Don’t Leave Me” to the naked emotion of the stripped-down ballad “I Don’t Believe You,” Pink displays rich shades of vulnerability. As the party-girl anthem “Bad Influence” demonstrates, though, she’s still a rock star with some serious rock moves.

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