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Pink’s follow-up to her 2001 smash Missundaztood is even better. With each album, she takes another step toward rock ’n’ roll goddess-hood. Take “Trouble,” an old-fashioned fast rock tune about raising hell; “Last to Know,” another song produced by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, an angry rant with an urgent beat; or “Oh My God,” a hauntingly dark sex play with rapper Peaches. “Waiting for Love,” produced by Linda Perry, sounds like vintage Pat Benatar circa Tropico—not exactly Pink’s style, but the vocals are great. The Armstrong-produced songs are Pink’s style. The best, “Humble Neighborhoods,” contains the line, “The world can be my enemy, or the world can be my lover.” “Unwind” sounds like a lost track from Janis Joplin’s Pearl. Pink’s like a punked-up Janis, and she’s only begun to rock.