I Don't Need a Man - The Pussycat Dolls, Dioguardi, K.
Hot Stuff (I Want You Back) - The Pussycat Dolls, Bellotte, P.
How Many Times, How Many Lies - The Pussycat Dolls, Warren, D.
Bite the Dust - The Pussycat Dolls, Hilson, Keri
Right Now - The Pussycat Dolls, Mann, H.
Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go - The Pussycat Dolls, Cobb, E.
Feelin' Good - The Pussycat Dolls, Bricusse, L.
"Inside every woman is a Pussycat Doll," says Robin Antin, the creator of the singing-and-dancing ensemble that has risen from underground cool to major-label hot. "It's about female empowerment, about being confident with... more » who you are. It's about singing and dancing in front of a mirror by yourself and having fun."With their debut album released by A&M Records in summer 2005 (led by "Don't Cha," a duet with Busta Rhymes, written and produced by Cee-Lo), the Pussycat Dolls go beyond being extraordinarily beautiful. With tremendous voices, and after working with today's top songwriters and producers, the Pussycat Dolls are ready to stamp their mark on music and on attitudes. "To me, a Pussycat Doll is fearless but also vulnerable," says lead singer Nicole Scherzinger. "We're strong but we like to play too. The line in 'Don't Cha'--'don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me'--is meant to be empowering. The Pussycat Dolls are not about just being hot but also about saying something with real feeling."From Scherzinger, who earlier scored a Top 10 album and single while in girl group Eden's Crush, to Jessica Sutta, the one-time captain of the Miami Heat dance troupe; from Carmit Bachar, the La Vida Loca girl on Ricky Martin's world tour, to Ashley Roberts and Kimberly Wyatt, two of the most talented young dancers in Hollywood, and Melody Thornton, a stunning singer chosen from an open audition, these Pussycat Dolls are the new incarnation--more contemporary, more street--of the group whose Sunset Strip performances became the hippest ticket in Hollywood.« less
"Inside every woman is a Pussycat Doll," says Robin Antin, the creator of the singing-and-dancing ensemble that has risen from underground cool to major-label hot. "It's about female empowerment, about being confident with who you are. It's about singing and dancing in front of a mirror by yourself and having fun."With their debut album released by A&M Records in summer 2005 (led by "Don't Cha," a duet with Busta Rhymes, written and produced by Cee-Lo), the Pussycat Dolls go beyond being extraordinarily beautiful. With tremendous voices, and after working with today's top songwriters and producers, the Pussycat Dolls are ready to stamp their mark on music and on attitudes. "To me, a Pussycat Doll is fearless but also vulnerable," says lead singer Nicole Scherzinger. "We're strong but we like to play too. The line in 'Don't Cha'--'don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me'--is meant to be empowering. The Pussycat Dolls are not about just being hot but also about saying something with real feeling."From Scherzinger, who earlier scored a Top 10 album and single while in girl group Eden's Crush, to Jessica Sutta, the one-time captain of the Miami Heat dance troupe; from Carmit Bachar, the La Vida Loca girl on Ricky Martin's world tour, to Ashley Roberts and Kimberly Wyatt, two of the most talented young dancers in Hollywood, and Melody Thornton, a stunning singer chosen from an open audition, these Pussycat Dolls are the new incarnation--more contemporary, more street--of the group whose Sunset Strip performances became the hippest ticket in Hollywood.
Rachel S. (rachelspears) from WEST SUFFIELD, CT Reviewed on 4/26/2012...
I am a huge fan of these empowering girls. Grateful for this albumn.
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Amy W. from ELKHART, IN Reviewed on 9/4/2006...
Great Dance Music
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From stage to CD
Amanda Richards | Georgetown, Guyana | 09/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There's an old song that goes something like "Take ten terrific girls but only nine costumes, and you'll have a burlesque show". This song came to mind when I found out that "The Pussycat Dolls" is a very popular burlesque act, which has been hitting the stages of LA and Vegas, in hot spots like Johnny Depp's Viper Room (gratuitous Johnny Depp plug here), The Roxy and Caesars Palace, since 1993.
Led most of the way by Carmen Electra, the group has attracted many guest performers over the years, including Christina Aguilera (why does this not surprise me?), Pamela Anderson (ditto), Christina Applegate, Fergie, Paris Hilton (she's everywhere), Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria, Kelly Osborne, Pink, Britney Spears (!), Gwen Stefani and Charlise Theron, among others.
With that kind of "People Magazine"-caliber celebrity attention, it's only natural that a CD would follow, this one fronted by Nicole Scherzinger, a former member of Eden's Crush, who also contributed to Shaggy's new album.
Hot lead off single "Don't Cha" features Buster Rhymes, and teases the male fans with the catchy chorus "Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?" The second track "Beep" features Will.I.Am of The Black Eyed Peas (another contributor to the Shaggy album), and this one would fit comfortably in any BEP album. The Top Three of the album is completed by "Wait a Minute" featuring Timbaland.
Other tracks to note are - well they all kind of sound alike from here on, except for the covers of "Hot Stuff" and "Tainted Love", which, frankly sound like something from a burlesque show.
This album plays shamelessly on the Dolls' popularity on stage, but there are also two bonus tracks of their soundtrack songs "Sway" (Shall We Dance?), and "We Went as Far as We Felt Like Going" (Shark Tale)
A good album, all things considered, and a likely candidate for a Trivial Pursuit Pop Trivia answer in a future edition. Rated 3.5 stars
Amanda Richards, September 29, 2005 "
Spice Girls With No Spice.
The Groove | Boston, MA | 10/22/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
""PCD" may stand for Pussycat Dolls, but for all I know, it could also stand for Pretty Crappy Drivel. Jeez, how much lower can the music industry stoop? Now, don't get me wrong. I like guilty pleasure pop as much as the next Spice Girls or Justin Timberlake fan, but "PCD" is guilty pleasure pop that's high on guilt and low on pleasure. "Don't Cha" is passable radio-fluff; imagine a filtered-down Destiny's Child with just a fraction of Beyonce's sass. "Stickwitchu" and "Waitaminute" go in one ear and right out the other, and they have the unmitigated gall to ruin "Tainted Love," a old tune Soft Cell made famous back in 1982. Would anyone old enough to remember Soft Cell's version appreciate the Pussycat Dolls' version? Highly unlikely. "PCD" gets the dubious honor for making a great argument in favor of copy-protected CDs. That's because no kind person should rip and burn music this bad for his/her friends."
An album to sing and dance with...and to turn heads
Alecx J | 08/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To start, I love the Dolls. They are my favorite group and I have supported them since day one. Many people complain about the music being boring, contrived, and "dance-only". they say they'd prefer to listen to real music, that has more meaning. That, in my opinion, is a foolish reason to degrade an album.
If all the music we listened to was rock, Christian, and classical, music types among others that are considered "substantial", the world would be a serious, more bland place. The type of music the Pussycat Dolls make is pop music. Meaning it is meant to be "POPular". Every song may seem to you to be about love, or sex, but most songs today are about love. "No Tomorrow" by Orson. "Happy Ending" Avril Lavigne. "The Way I Do" Marcos Hernandez. "Ain't N Other Man" Christina Aguilera. The Pussycat Dolls sing of love in almost all their songs, whether it be quick love, a broken love, or a need to be loveless. And because the Dolls decide to sing this type of music, people say they are talentess, mindless strippers. That's unfair.
Women see relationships from a different perspective than my fellow males, and as such, we believe they should have a certain feeling about sex. Men, like Nelly, Eminem, T.I. and others can ramble on in raps about screwing and freaking, but anytime a girl mentions it, she's a slut, a whore, or in this case, strippers. That is not a very good standard. If men should be free, then so should women without the traditional degrading. This is the force behind the Pussycat Dolls' "Doll Domination" and girl power techniques. They believe that being sexy shouldn't be wrong. They dress how they do because it is freeing and empowering, and tells people clothes or lack of it doesn't make the person. People hear the Dolls say they are " all about girl power" but then they say "how is that true when you allow people to have this perception of women?" Nothing is easy. The Dolls are making an impact by being pioneers in breaking the stereotype, and should be applauded.
Now, on to the music. 01 Don't Cha: I love this song: simple, fun and to the point. A hit in the world, but okay to me. 8/10
02 Beep: Another MC on this track, with a good message, served up for young adults. the dance for this song is fun. Carmit and Melody add a part each to the chorus. 9/10
03 Wait A Minute: Yet another MC comes for this track, good for dancing and Nicole's vocals shine. 7/10
04 Stickwitu: The Dolls can spell!! It's a part of the song, duh. I cried when I heard the lyrics. The song doesn't need more effort in the writing department, it's simple lyrics made me tear up about the one who holds me heart, so it's just right.Carmit and Melody are heard here in stronger backing vocals and ad-libs. 10/10
05 Buttons: the album version doesn't have Snoop, but the remix does. Personally, both versions are nice, with a cool Asian feel to it. A sexual song that may be risque, but fun to sing with (Melody has ad-libs). 9/10
06 I Don't Need Man: Girl power at its peak!! Good song, with Melody adding ad-lins again, very nice. Nice beat for the lyrics. Nicole co-wrote this one. 8/10
07 Hot Stuff (I Want You Back): A mash-up of 2 tracks, to good effect. Carmit and Melody sing here, showing again that the Dolls aren't an eye-candy, 1 singer group. Just okay in book, I skip it once in awhile. 7/10
08 How Many Times, How Many Lies: Really effective lyrics, great vocals by Nicole. This song is very nice and should be listened by many. Carmit and Melody notably absent. 10/10
09 Bite The Dust: Good take on an old phrase. Melody shines and this one has a nice cool beat. Pretty simple. 9/10
10 Right Now: Short, with Carmit lending a three-line verse and Melody with some original singing at the end, all right, but not usually my cup of tea...wait I don't drink tea... 7/10
11 Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go: My favorite song, the three lead singers of PCD sing here. Nicole, Carmit, Nicole, and then Melody. The Dolls have sung this song several times at performances, and it's my favorite PCD track. The vocals at the last 35 seconds in "Tainted Love" drive me crazy. I even have recorded my own cover of the PCD version of "Tainted Love" 11/10
12 Feelin' Good: To be honest, I usually skip this track, the one song where it's just Nicole, in one voice (not backup like she usually does). Great vocals, but filler and a real-sleeper. 5/10
So that's it, my ratings. The next PCD album will feature all the Dolls, as the debut was given mainly to Nicole (she understands more of the sound of her voice on tape compared to the other Dolls. She'd previously been in Eden's Crush, and had actually had studio experience), as rumor says. I hope so. Melody and Carmit both have unique voice, and Ashley and Jessica can sing as well. I have yet to hear Kimberly sing. I have a import vesion of PCD as well that has 4 bonus tracks added. These songs are from soundtracks, are one-shot recordings, or live performances. On the original PCD in the USA, these tracks would've added value and more range for the Dolls, but it didn't happen. So for now,I'm waiting on Album Two.
CAN'T WAIT!!! "
Even you can make millions!
Amanda Richards | 02/11/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"It's really not the Pussycat Dolls or their songs that bother me. There's been worse pop music. It's me that bothers me. I'm disappointed in myself that so far I haven't I haven't been able to think up a scheme, like this group, to make millions off the vast number of idiots out there. Could you imagine the producers of this group and the girls sitting around in an expensive hotel room laughing their butts off rolling around in the dough saying: "can you believe this!?! ahahahaa! I knew there were tons of gullbile idiots out there but I didn't think they'd fall for this again!! cheers!" (clink sound of champagne glasses)
I mean I'd call them marketing geniuses but really it's so obvious you wouldn't think it would work these days. Make a group consisting of "hot" girls and throw in some manufactured tunes and "sexy" lyrics. Boom. Millions.
Oh well...off to work on my plan. Hmmmm we haven't had a boy band around in awhile..."
Better than I thought!
Crystal | Los Angeles | 07/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the album having only heard the hit "Don't cha" but I quickly found myself won over by the whole album. It's filled with catchy danceable music."feelin good" Is a standout as a really good song. I have the whole album playing in my MP3 player all the time!"