Doll Domination [Deluxe Edition]

Doll Domination [Deluxe Edition]

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by The Pussycat Dolls
     
 

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There's a perfectly good reason why the first single from Doll Domination, the Pussycat Dolls' second album, sports the punch line "When I Grow Up/I Want to Be Famous": despite a million-selling debut, the Pussycats aren't famous yet, a fact borne out by the disastrous non-launch of head Doll Nicole Scherzinger's scrapped solo debut Her Name Is Nicole

Overview

There's a perfectly good reason why the first single from Doll Domination, the Pussycat Dolls' second album, sports the punch line "When I Grow Up/I Want to Be Famous": despite a million-selling debut, the Pussycats aren't famous yet, a fact borne out by the disastrous non-launch of head Doll Nicole Scherzinger's scrapped solo debut Her Name Is Nicole. Heralded by several sexy magazine covers, the record was set for 2007 but disappeared after four singles failed to turn into hits. Maybe they weren't great songs, maybe the public didn't like them, but it's just as likely that even fans may not have known who she was, as her name was buried in the credits to PCD's debut and despite all that skin she flashed on all those magazines, nobody really could tie that girl to this group. Every single thing about Doll Domination suggests that the powers that be at Interscope and the PCD organization decided that PCD was an insufficient launch pad for solo stardom, so they made the second album into a showcase for Nicole and the other four Dolls, none of whom you could possibly name or pick out in a Maxim lineup. On Doll Domination's cover, each Pussycat straddles her own motorcycle bedecked with the initial of her first name, while on the album each gets to sing lead on at least one track and on the double-disc deluxe version -- which clocks in at over 85 minutes, four minutes longer than Pink Floyd's The Wall -- each Pussycat gets a track credited to herself. Despite the parade of pretty, sculpted, generic R&B voices, there are some good tracks: the ever-reliable Kara DioGuardi helps give the shimmering '80s gloss of "Who's Gonna Love You" some shape and Ne-Yo's "Happily Never After" is a good ballad, and there's a Snoop Dogg cameo and Missy Elliot name-dropping Katy Perry. [A Deluxe Edition was also released.]

Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Jon Pareles
In the 16 songs on this fully packed album, each striving to be a single, the Dolls still flirt and strut most of the time. But now, every so often, they ache.
Billboard
PCD's sophomore set has all the elements (self-assuring themes, sultry lyrics and lots of skin-tight latex) to mimic the victory of its 2005 debut, PCD.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2008
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602517857674
catalogNumber:
001211602
Rank:
115783

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pussycat Dolls   Primary Artist
Ron Fair   Conductor,Wind Chimes
David Frank   Track Performer
John Goux   Guitar
Melvin Jones   Trumpet
Donnie Lyle   Guitar
Gary Novak   Drums
Robert Taylor   Acoustic Guitar
Graham Ward   Drums
Tal Herzberg   Bass
Jason Perry   Keyboards
Nicole Scherzinger   Vocals,Background Vocals
Patrick "Guitarboy" Hayes   Guitar
Peter Stengaard   Piano
Melody Thornton   Vocals,Background Vocals
Candice Nelson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ashley Roberts   Background Vocals
Jessica Sutta   Background Vocals
Kimberly Wyatt   Background Vocals
Robert Taylor "R.T."   Acoustic Guitar
Eric Live Florence   Tuba
Glenn Walker Camp   Drums
Kennard Garrett   Keyboards
Daniel Groover   Guitar
Bart Buckso   Electric Guitar
Lissy Rosemond   Banjo
Raymond Oglesby   Keyboards
Polow da Don   Vocals

Technical Credits

Robbie Nevil   Producer
R. Kelly   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Cutfather   Producer,Audio Production
Ron Fair   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
David Frank   Producer
Jimmy Iovine   Executive Producer,Audio Production
Jack Kugell   Programming,Producer
Kara DioGuardi   Producer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon   Audio Production
Rodney Jerkins   Composer
Rev. T.L. James   Composer
Steve Baughman   Engineer
Timbaland   Producer,Audio Production
Julian Peploe   Art Direction
Chris Godbey   Engineer
Tito Vasquez   Engineer
Stefanie Ridel   Producer
Paul Foley   Engineer
LaShawn Daniels   Vocal Producer
Fernando Garibay   Programming,Instrumentation
Abel Garibaldi   Engineer
Mike Tocci   Engineer
Eric Schlotzer   Programming,Engineer
Jeff Haddad   Management
Julian Vasquez   Engineer
Ian Mereness   Programming,Engineer
Andreas "Quiz" Romdhane   Programming
Tal Herzberg   Producer,Engineer
Nicole Scherzinger   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Josef Larossi   Programming,Instrumentation
Jason Pennock   Programming,Producer
DJ Mormile   Audio Production
Peter Stengaard   Producer,Engineer
Robin Antin   Executive Producer,Audio Production
Sean Garrett   Programming,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Jeff Meeks   Programming,Engineer
Ne-Yo   Producer
Miles Walker   Engineer
S. Dot   Producer
Mickaël Furnon   Composer
Tony Terrebonne   Engineer
Daniel Laporte   Engineer
Jeff Norskog   Management
Ginger Ramsey   Marketing
Jonas Jeberg   Programming,Producer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Jamie, Carol, And James Jones   Programming,Producer
Ester Dean   Vocal Producer
Chase N-Cashe   Audio Production
Theron M. Thomas   Composer
Timothy J. Thomas   Composer
Raymond Oglesby   drum programming
Polow da Don   Audio Production
Chauncey Hollis   Audio Production

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Doll Domination 2.0 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
eh I'm not really a big fan of the pcds. I bought this album and all of their songs sound the same.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i love their music i love when i grow up the most its my favorite so far i hav a top 15 from their music
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG!!!! this song was the best i love this song if you see the music video you'll see why and the ussy cat dolls are the best dacers in the world my favorite is melody she rocks if only she was the star you should buy this CD i would but iall ready have it but... o well 3
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, after it seems like it has been forever, The Pussycat Dolls return with their second studio album &amp quot Doll Domination&amp quot . But it is a real comeback? Their first album, &amp quot PCD&amp quot featured 12 tracks, covering some of the greatest songs ever recorded including &amp quot Tainted Love and &amp quot Hot Stuff&amp quot . It featured many different types of music including pop, hip hop, theater, and club music. However, this album doesn't have that wide range of different music styles that PCD did. This album focuses on the pop and hip hop versions of the Dolls &quot a more dancier version&quot which is good. There are some more ballads on this album. Two unreleased songs, originally recorded by Nicole, the lead &quot Who's Gonna Love You and Happily Never After&quot are included on this album. However, the album still has way too much Nicole on it. The other Dolls are barely noticed. Nicole is a great singer, but she needs to let the other Dolls do some lead vocals. The album is very different from the last. Some differences are the longer songs and the different sounds. The best songs on the album are by far &amp quot When I Grow Up&amp quot and &amp quot Bottle Pop&amp quot featuring Snoop Dogg. I do think that they should have put more songs on here that reference the real stars that they are, not the cheeky songs that are on here. You may wonder by looking at this review why I gave it 4/5 stars. Well, I love the Pussycat Dolls and I'm all about the fun songs, but for other fans, this album might not work. So I suggest that before buying this album that you listen to samples of the songs on Barnes &amp amp Noble.com first. So Nicole, next time, more appearences by the other Dolls. And for all the Dolls, less cheeky songs and more serious stuff!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this album is just garbage just pure garbage pcd has destroyed alot of classic songs and bands like metallica,slayer,mushroomhead,guns n roses and of course marilyn manson at least those bands do justice to cover songs also children of bodom does cover songs and they do justice to the songs they choose to cover these chicks have destroyed tons of classic songs these girls or chicks or whatever you call them are only in it for the money not the fans this girl group is a disgrace when they released their first studio album i knew they were going to go nowhere in the music industry this group is terrible both live and in the studio
RachelAyanna More than 1 year ago
This album is amazing! I love it!! Every track means something to me Its inspiring, uplifting, and liberating. Thanks Nicole, Melody, PCD girls and Creator for being my inspiration! Talent, Beauty, Power. Shoot, we charming ; ) !!!!
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pcd stinks just stinks they are one terrible pop group they only make music for sex appeal nothing else plus they all stink at singing you want real music look elsewhere pcd stinks end of story