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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There's a kind of beautifully perverse brilliance to the Pussycat Dolls. Not only are they a sextet who got their start as neo-burlesque dancers in Los Angeles, but they make no bones about being a gleefully manufactured dance-pop act. Open the booklet for their 2005 debut, PCD, and their artificiality is made clear: the first page reads "All lead and background vocals by Nicole Scherzinger", a former member of Eden's Crush, the failed prefab teen pop group assembled on the WB's pre-American Idol reality music show Popstars. There is no pretense that Kimberly, Carmit, Ashley, Melody, and Jessica are there for anything besides filling out the illusion that this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There's a kind of beautifully perverse brilliance to the Pussycat Dolls. Not only are they a sextet who got their start as neo-burlesque dancers in Los Angeles, but they make no bones about being a gleefully manufactured dance-pop act. Open the booklet for their 2005 debut, PCD, and their artificiality is made clear: the first page reads "All lead and background vocals by Nicole Scherzinger", a former member of Eden's Crush, the failed prefab teen pop group assembled on the WB's pre-American Idol reality music show Popstars. There is no pretense that Kimberly, Carmit, Ashley, Melody, and Jessica are there for anything besides filling out the illusion that this is a real performing musical group and providing some serious eye candy for a group that is all about the visuals. The great thing about PCD is that the producers and songwriters behind the album -- and, since this is a big-budget urban dance-pop album in the mid-2000s, there are many credited writers and producers -- are eager to play with the Pussycat Dolls' hyper-sexual image, creating a sleek, sexy sound ideal for both nightclubs and strip joints across this great land. And, at least at first, the songs are about how irresistibly sexy the Pussycat Dolls are, starting with the genius hit single "Don't Cha," where Nicole and the rest of the Pussycats strut around, taunting a hapless man with such come-ons as "Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me/Don't cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me." There has never been a sex song quite as knowingly ironic yet undeniably sexy as this, and for a while the album keeps the momentum up, first with will.i.am's "Beep," a rewrite of Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps," except this is funny, not embarrassing, and since Nicole is sexier than the Peas' Fergie, it's also sultrier. Timbaland's "Wait a Minute" is in the same vein and, for a brief moment, it seems like PCD will be that rare thing: a mainstream club/dance album devoted to nothing but dance songs. Then, reality comes crashing in with the fourth song, "Stickwitu," the inevitable romantic slow jam whose sappiness undercuts the joyous carnal celebration of the first three songs. Although the rest of the album has more dance tunes than ballads -- and some catchy ones, too, like Beyoncé-styled "I Don't Need a Man" -- the album never quite recovers, since the fantasy of a girl group that's only it for the sex, not love, has been ruined. Since that fantasy is the very reason the Pussycat Dolls exist as either a dance troupe or a pop group, it's a bit of a disappointment, but PCD is still worthwhile because there enough good cuts to make it a fun soundtrack to parties or strip clubs, even if there aren't quite enough to make this the camp classic that the beginning of the album suggests it could have been.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2005
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 602498848357
  • Catalog Number: 000537402
  • Sales rank: 35,406

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Cha (4:32)
  2. 2 Beep (3:49)
  3. 3 Wait a Minute (3:41)
  4. 4 Stickwitu (3:27)
  5. 5 Buttons (3:45)
  6. 6 I Don't Need a Man (3:39)
  7. 7 Hot Stuff (I Want You Back) (3:46)
  8. 8 How Many Times, How Many Lies (3:55)
  9. 9 Bite the Dust (3:32)
  10. 10 Right Now (2:27)
  11. 11 Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go (3:25)
  12. 12 Feelin' Good (4:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Pussycat Dolls Primary Artist
Bruce Dukov Violin
Sid Page Violin
Alex Al Bass
Charlie Bisharat Violin, Electric Violin
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Luis Conte Percussion
Larry Corbett Cello
Joel Derouin Violin
Stephen Erdody Cello
Ron Fair Organ, Harmonica, Piano, Conductor, Glockenspiel, Clavinet, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer
Brandon Fields Woodwind
Armen Garabedian Violin
John Goux Guitar
Endre Granat Violin
Gary Grant Trumpet, Horn
Alan Grunfeld Violin
Ray Herrmann Saxophone
Jerry Hey Trumpet, Horn
Dan Higgins Horn, Woodwind
Armen Ksadjikian Cello
Nick Lane Trombone
Bill Liston Woodwind
David Low Cello
Andy Martin Trombone, Trumpet
Robin Olson Violin
Simon Oswell Viola
Bruce Otto Trombone
Joel Peskin Woodwind
Katia Popov Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Josefina Vergara Violin
Frank Wolf Horn Engineer
Suzie Katayama Cello
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Horn
Tim Carmon Organ
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Larry Hall Trombone, Trumpet
Natalie Leggett Violin
Bill Churchville Trumpet
Darrin McCann Viola
Sara Parkins Violin
Carmit Bachar Vocals, Background Vocals
Roberto Cani Violin
Abe Laboriel Jr. Drums
Tal Herzberg Bass
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Samuel Formicola Viola
Nicole Scherzinger Vocals, Background Vocals
Alyssa Park Violin
Songa Lee Violin
Larry E. Williams Woodwind
Melody Thornton Vocals, Background Vocals
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Cori Jacobs fender rhodes
Angel City Horns Track Performer
PCD Orchestra Strings
Ashley Roberts Background Vocals
Jessica Sutta Background Vocals
Kimberly Wyatt Background Vocals
Bob Zimmitti Timpani
Chris Tedesco Trumpet
Phillip Levy Violin
Mario de León Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Technical Credits
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Siobhan Fahey Producer
Ron Fair Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements, Vocal Producer, String Conductor
Brian Gardner Mastering
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Kelly Holland Composer
Jimmy Iovine Executive Producer
D. Warren Composer
Timbaland Producer
Cee Lo Green Producer
Andy Chatterly Arranger
Tim Mosley Composer
will.i.am Producer
Anthony Kilhoffer Engineer, Digital Editing
Scotty Beats Engineer
Michelle Thomas Artist Development
J.D. Andrew Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Robert D. Palmer drum programming
Rich Harrison Programming, Producer
Tal Herzberg Programming, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing
Nicole Scherzinger Vocal Arrangements
S. Garrett Composer
Ethan Mates Engineer
T. Calloway Composer
Keri Hilson Composer, Vocal Producer
Michael Eleopoulos Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Robin Antin Executive Producer
Sean Garrett Producer
Tyler Coombes Programming
Steven Gallifent Producer, Engineer
Young Smoke Producer
"Angry" Mike Eleopoulos Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Andy Chatterley Arranger
Chris Tedesco Horn Conductor
Polow da Don Arranger, Programming, Producer
Marcella Araica Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    these chicks have destroyed tons of classic songs

    this group is the worst of the worst this group is a disgrace i never liked pcd to begin with i heard samples of their songs i can just tell they are not orginial they are only in it for the money not the fans if you want to see a band that is more orginial than pcd than look no further guns n roses debuted in the 80s with their first studio album the album sold tons of units very quickly and very fast and axel rose is still in the band till this day and yes axel rose is still the only orginial member in the band guns n roses blows pcd out of the water anytime anyday

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    THEY SUCK!

    THEY SUCK!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    love it

    Good CD...not as good as i had hoped for. I wish there were more songs on the cd like don't cha!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    u go dolls

    okay the first time i knew about the pussycat dolls was when they were in singapore for an awards show and they were blah i guess. they look totally skanky and stuff. and then two years later i heard don't cha on radio and i totally love it! this cd is worth every cent of ur money cuz they have great party songs, chillout songs, girl power songs, and i-love-you song. i'll give u a complete list okay. my fave chillout song would be feelin good. and i like that the dolls sang in a cabaret-ish kinda way. i wish they have the song 'big spender' here. and the i-love-u song is of course stickwitu. girl-power/party songs: -dont cha -beep -i dont need a man -wait a minute -flirt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awsome

    I loved Pussycat Dolls ever since i heard Don't Cha. This is a great Cd to have

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PCD

    This album is good, but not awesome... There are some fantastic songs such as: Beep (No 1!!!), Wait a minute, Stick with u, I don't need a man. Don't cha is good, but it gets boring after some time, Buttons didn't impress me much, and Tainted love is awfull!!! It's not a bad album though...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!!!

    I like this album it's great but it's not as good as i thought it would be...Some the songs on here like Don't Cha,SticWitU,and beep get old after so long.but some songs that will be worth your while i would say are Buttons,I Don't Want a man,Hot Stuff,and Wait a Sec.This album is for sure not going to make it on it's own.at least not without it's ditzy,14 year old,former Brittany Spears fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stick Wit PCD

    I think that the PussyCat Dolls have become my new favorite group, other than Fatty Koo. I love all of their songs, especially Buttons. That song is so exotic and sexy. I could listen to it over and over. I don't know about anyone else, but I plan to keep on cheering for PCD. Give 'em five stars all the way :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pussycat Don't

    Do not waste your money on this album. After hearing the song "Don't Cha" on the radio I thought they were a pretty cool group. And with their second song "Stickwitu", I liked them. But after a while, their songs got really annoying. Other groups like Fall Out Boy or Coldplay, or other singers, you could listen to their CD over and over. You just can't do it with this CD. And the other six members don't really even sing or stand out. They mostly sing back-up. I'm surprised they haven't wanted to be more involved or quit or something. I guess fame and fortune is really the most important thing to people. Bottom line: "Don't cha wish you hadn't gotten this CD" I do. I want a refund.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a reviewer

    I love the pussycat dolls so much.My mom bought me there cd.I love all the songs on the cd. I love watching there music videos on tv

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    synthesized music at its finest

    With the exception of the catchy first song, the rest of the album is garbage. Synthesizers, voice-overs and extremely dull lyrics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This album sucks!

    "Stickwitu" is the most generic pop song I've ever heard, and "Don't Cha" is so annoying! And way to ruin Tainted Love! Also, why six band members that do nothing?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Going back to the Rack

    Although I like "Don't Cha" I really belive this CD will be going on BN'S discount rack very soon. The rest of the music isn't that great. Don't buy this stuff, just bootleg it somewhere if you have to listen to this stuff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Love the Pussycat Dolls.

    I love their songs so much.I mean the song Stick wit u is a really good song I love that song so much. There a really good group..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Apollonia and Vanity would be proud

    In the tradion of sex pop, the "Pussycat Doll" take after such sexy pop icons such as "Vanity 6" and "Apollonia". The surprising thing is that these ladies can actually sing and well enough that it's pleasing to the ear. This versitile dance/singing group should be able to hold their own among the manufactured pop groups of today, maybe even do better than those before them. The self titled "PCD" album is actually pretty descent. It's worth the listen, even worth buying.

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