Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pussycat Dolls "Doll Domination" Album Review

The Dolls are back with their second LP entitled, "Doll Domination". The girls are women on a mission to dominate the world with catchy hooks and chest pops galore!! In a world where artists release chart topping first albums and then drop mediocre sophomore albums, the Pussycats have strayed far from that route. They have greatly matured on their second album while still sticking to the same motif that helmed 7 million copies of PCD worldwide.

The album will leave your head spinning trying to follow the girls as they "Take Over The World" and "Bottle Pop" with the best productions from the likes of Timbaland, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, and Polow Da Don. And don't forget to mention the cameos. Big Snoop makes another appearance in "Bottle Pop" in which the girls brag, "all them other models bottle aint like mama's bottle.. tasty, if you pop my bottle all them models gonna hate me..." They also bring in the Pied Piper of R&B, Mr. R. Kelly himself and Missy Elliot on the second single, "Whatcha Think About That"

With the Domination theme, the girls take control throughout the course of the album. In the Gold-Diggers, Bad Girl Anthem, "Magic" the girls hit em up and leave simply like...magic. Nicole chants, "and I'm charming, no charm on a chain, don't hate me hate the game, and I can wave my wand and like that now he all alone.." They even get aggressive in the blazin, "In Person" where they tackle a cheating lover. The girls go damn near crazy. Nicole is practically yelling on the track, promising to kick him, hurt him, & get him..when she sees him. This Pussycat is raging mad. She even channels her inner Tina when saying, "around here we don't do things nice and easy..we do things...ROUGH!"

The album is filled with many potential hits, just like "When I Grow Up" such as "Who's Gonna Love You" and "Whatchamacallit" in which the girls sound off on low class homewreckers and wannabes, "Dont be askin' bout my man and what he holdin' in his pants..." The girls have grasped ahold of their sound and took off with it. They are everywhere throughout this album. Sad, Happy, Angry, Sexy...Can you name more?

Some of the highlights of Doll Domination may have to be "I Hate This Part" where Nicole actually breaks down and starts to cry when she sings, "I hate this part right here, I just can't take these tears.." and the Darkchild produced "Elevator". It showcases the Dolls signature style; catchy and fun, but yet it holds so much emotion. The lyrics are on point and Nicole showcases vocals that she never has hit before.

This album really shows that the girls actually matured and gained something from their previous albums success. They took what they learned and put together a good album. They show that they've grown. This album maybe a hate it or love it type, but it can't be denied that they didn't slack up when it came to this go round.

Recommended: "Elevator" "Magic" "Halo" "I Hate This Part" "In Person" "When I Grow Up" "Whos Gonna Love You" & "Whatcha Think About That"