Doll Domination

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
New York Daily News - Jim Farber
In the best songs, the Dolls cast themselves as this era's answer to Destiny's Child: an R&B girl group out to wage war on male privilege.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2008
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602517809901
  • Catalog Number: 001177002
  • Sales rank: 5,674

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 When I Grow Up (4:05)
  2. 2 Bottle Pop (3:30)
  3. 3 Whatcha Think About That (3:48)
  4. 4 I Hate This Part (3:39)
  5. 5 Takin' Over the World (3:35)
  6. 6 Out of This Club - Polow da Don (4:08)
  7. 7 Who's Gonna Love You (4:00)
  8. 8 Happily Never After (4:48)
  9. 9 Magic (3:41)
  10. 10 Halo (5:24)
  11. 11 In Person (3:35)
  12. 12 Elevator (3:41)
  13. 13 Hush Hush (3:48)
  14. 14 Love the Way You Love Me (3:21)
  15. 15 Whatchamacallit (4:19)
  16. 16 I'm Done (3:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Pussycat Dolls Primary Artist
Ron Fair Conductor, Wind Chimes
John Goux Guitar
Melvin Jones Trumpet
Donnie Lyle Guitar
Gary Novak Drums
Robert Taylor Acoustic Guitar
Tal Herzberg Bass
Jason Perry Keyboards
Nicole Scherzinger Vocals, Background Vocals
Patrick "Guitarboy" Hayes Guitar
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
R. Kelly Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Cutfather Producer, Audio Production
Ron Fair Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements, Audio Production, Vocal Producer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Jimmy Iovine Executive Producer, Audio Production
Kara DioGuardi Producer, Audio Production, Vocal Producer
Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon Audio Production
Rodney Jerkins Composer
Ron Taylor Digital Editing
Rev. T.L. James Composer
Steve Baughman Engineer
Timbaland Producer, Audio Production
Julian Peploe Art Direction
Chris Godbey Engineer
Tito Vasquez Engineer
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, Digital Editing
Nicole Scherzinger Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Josef Larossi Programming, Instrumentation
DJ Mormile Audio Production
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
Ester Dean Vocal Producer
Chase N-Cashe Audio Production
Theron M. Thomas Composer
Timothy J. Thomas Composer
Raymond Oglesby drum programming
Chauncey "Hit-Boy" Hollis Audio Production
Polow da Don Audio Production
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    eh I'm not really a big fan of the pcds. I bought this album and

    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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I highly recommend.

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    pcd stinks just stinks

    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

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    any of my favorite metal bands are more orginial than this pop group

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the dolls

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    song: when i grow up

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE DOLLS ARE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????

    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!

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