Doll Domination

by Alan Rapp on September 25, 2008

in Music News & Reviews

  • Title: The Pussycat Dolls – Doll Domination

The Pussycat Dolls’ second studio album contains 16 tracks on one disc.  The first single released from the album “When I Grow Up” hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play.  Also included here ae “Bottle Pop,” “Takin’ Over the World,” “Happily Never After,” “I’m Done,” and “Whatcha Think About That” featuring Missy Elliott.

I’ve never been able to tell who the target audience is for the Pussycat Dolls.  Their music seems written for young teen and tween girls (with lyrics discussing how they want to be famous, dreams of going to the club, and being cool) who may be confused or turned off by their look.  Yet their image seems set on attracting randy old men who I can’t believe take the music seriously.  Is their target demo lesbian and bi-curious 15-year-old girls?

What can you say about an album which when it tries to be deep compares love to an “Elevator?”  Fans of the girly lyrics and stripper look which made the group a hit may be satisfied with this second album, though this one doesn’t include anything as catchy (and corny) as “Don’t Cha.”  And considering you don’t get to watch the Dolls skank around on a CD (come on, is their any other reason to watch their videos?) there’s simply not enough here to recommend (or even shell out $5 for).

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