Welcome to the Dollhouse

Welcome to the Dollhouse

4.7 15
by Danity Kane
     
 
MTV and P. Diddy darlings Danity Kane are back with Welcome to the Dollhouse, featuring the hit single "Damaged." Dawn, Aubrey, D. Woods, Shannon, and Aundrea avoid the sophomore jinx with an irresistible collection of club-ready songs, steamy mid-tempo tracks, and yearning ballads produced by studio superstars including Danja, Stereotypes, and Bryan Michael

Overview

MTV and P. Diddy darlings Danity Kane are back with Welcome to the Dollhouse, featuring the hit single "Damaged." Dawn, Aubrey, D. Woods, Shannon, and Aundrea avoid the sophomore jinx with an irresistible collection of club-ready songs, steamy mid-tempo tracks, and yearning ballads produced by studio superstars including Danja, Stereotypes, and Bryan Michael Cox.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Danity Kane exist in a strange netherworld of pop culture, where you either know everything about the girl group or you know nothing about them. Despite debuting at the top of the Billboard charts with their eponymous 2006 debut, on its way to eventual platinum sales, the group didn't seem to make any impact outside of MTV, the place where their construction was meticulously, endlessly documented on the third season of Making the Band. The popularity of Making the Band 3 pushed Danity Kane into the Top Ten, and the very existence of a Making the Band 5 featuring DK and subsequent MTB winners Day 26 and Donnie J, all making albums at the same time and jockeying for success, no doubt gave hope to Danity Kane and their producers that the group's second album, Welcome to the Dollhouse, might also achieve a high chart placement. All five of the DK girls are conventionally pretty in their voices (not to mention their looks), and were picked for the group because they're pliable. Although they thoroughly disappear into these productions, dense on rhythms but lacking hooks, there are some notable tracks -- "2 of You" has slinky rhythms that make up for the nonsensical "you've got me having breakfast in the afternoon" refrain and "Lights Out" has an appealing dose of Minneapolis funk in its keyboard, as does "Key to My Heart," which shimmers slyly. Nevertheless, hearing Welcome to the Dollhouse will be most interesting if you've witnessed the labors on Making the Band.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2008
Label:
Bad Boy
UPC:
0075678994890
catalogNumber:
444604
Rank:
227497

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danity Kane   Primary Artist
Mary Brown   Background Vocals
Donnie Scantz   Bass,Keyboards
Bryan-Michael Cox   Bass,Strings,Drums,Keyboards
Jahi Sundance   Bass,Keyboards
Bishop Winan   Percussion

Technical Credits

State of Emergency   Composer
Mary Brown   Composer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Mario Winans   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Missy Elliott   Composer
Paul J. Falcone   Engineer
Balewa Muhammad   Composer
Shannon "Slam" Lawrence   Composer,Vocal Producer
Harve Pierre   Composer
Donnie Scantz   drum programming
Stereotypes   Producer
Bryan-Michael Cox   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Andy Geel   Engineer
Adonis Stropshire   Composer
Shanell Woodgett   Composer
Eric Wong   Marketing
Ezekiel Lewis   Composer
Sam Thomas   Engineer
Mark Obriski   Art Direction
Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson   Producer
William Roberts   Composer
Adonis   Vocal Producer
Victor Abijaudi   Engineer
Harve "Joe Hooker" Pierre   Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Jim Beanz   Vocal Producer
Steve "Rock Star" Dickey   Engineer
Matthew Testa   Engineer
Kevin "Kev-O" Wilson   Engineer
Carolyn Tracey   Package Production
Runners   Producer
Jeff "Supa Jeff" Villanueva   Engineer
Voyce Alexander   Vocal Producer
Flex & Hated   Producer
Koil   Engineer
Bernard "Doss" Malik   Producer,Engineer
Romeo   Producer
Kamala Salmon   Marketing
Scyience   Producer
Tiff Starr   Composer,Vocal Producer
Jahi Sundance   drum programming
Micayle McKinney   Composer
Rob Gold   Art Manager

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Welcome to the Dollhouse 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first I was hesitant about their new sound but I listened to their album on MTV and I was very suprised! I didn't think they'd be able to get better than the first album, but my favorites are Damaged, Pretty Boy, Poetry, Bad Girl, Lights Out and Is Anybody Listening. This album is a huge success and a great addition to my collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Danity Kane and they have impressed me by doing it again for the second time around. The album is hype, club bangers and still some love steamy ballads. I am so glad Diddy listened to the girls and I am so glad that they did it again!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was just waiting for this album to be identical to the last one, complete opposite. I was skeptical at first because their new sound is way different, but it will grow on you and FAST! I catch myself rewinding songs. Give it a chance, it's hot. Zone out with hed phones to get the real feel of it like I did! =)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Danity Kane is back with there new cd Welcome to the Dollhouse and I love it. Love the fresh new sound and the songs are hot and sexy. They did a great job keep doing good work girls.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the Dollhouse is simply hot from the intro to the hidden track! The ladies are back with hot beats from producers like Brian Michael Cox, Danja, and Scyience. The lyrics are sexy, playful, and seductive. The ladies' harmonies are beautiful and melodic. The album is mostly mid/up tempo songs like the first track "Bad Girl" featuring Missy, but the girls do have a few ballads like the emotional, "Poetry" and "Is Anybody Listening" in which the ladies show more vulnerability. The whole CD is hot but one track kinda stands out because of the awkwardly awesome production from Scyience in "Key to My Heart". Overall the entire album is, in one word, hot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like most of the songs. Best one to me is Lights Out. Good job ladies. Didnt hear the first album but I like this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Danity Kane's second album is crazy!! I loved it, they had me with the CD (Danity Kane), and they blew me away with this one. The album is good for clubbing, driving, cleaning the house...anything! If you dont go out and get this album, your missing out. Danity Kane put there foots and their voices into this album...GO OUT AND GET IT!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
danity kane's vocal talents are absolutely superb on the whole album! great dance, pop, and ballad songs...some of my faves are: bad girl, striptease, damaged, sucka for love, lights out, poetry, secret place, ecstasy, key to my heart, flashback, is anybody listening...basically the whole album! i luv'd it so much i bought 2 copies! great cd and the songs sound so much better on cd, you'll love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love their first album, i don't have 2 skip a song on that one. I was a little hesitant because of course its their follow-up CD so this is your make you or break you album. I really don't care for that tecno mid tempo songs but it grew on me after awhile. My favorites are damamged, bad girl,pretty boy(sometimes),sucka 4 love, secret place,ecstasy, 2 of you, lights out, and is anybody listening. Good job girls
Guest More than 1 year ago
So to begin with I wasn't a big fan of DK when they started out. I actually expected this group to maybe shell out one hit and a bad cd at that but watchin the girls this last season I saw that they learned how to deal with the music business and was impressed with their stage pressence while still maintaining their vocals up to par(good job girls). Now when I listened to this cd first time around I was blown away because not only did I like one or two songs which is the usual for artists and their cds(few are a exception to this) but more than half of the songs i listened to i instantly liked off the bat. It usually takes a few times for me to generally start liking a song. There is a nice mix of mostly upbeat/midtempo songs but a couple of slow ballads that knocked me off my rocker. "Is anybody listening" being the one that did me in because it seemed like this song was not just a typical love song ballad but a meaningful song about trying to be understood or anyone out there either a friend or lover who you hope can understand what you are going through so that you don't feel alone with your feelings. This song has many relatable features to it so that anyone can identify with it. Also to hear that they wrote 6 of the songs made me really think they really do love what they do and I hope them the best and I can honestly say I am now a big fan of these girls. I think that they can make music videos for about 6 of the songs and they would all turn out hits. Songs that are my favorite on the cd are: DAMAGED, STRIPTEASE, LIGHTS OUT, 2 OF YOU, IS ANYBODY LISTENING, and MAKE ME SICK(bonus song),
Guest More than 1 year ago
DK really outdid themselves w/this album! The songs are amazing and the beats are totally hot! My fave songs are of course Damaged which is a hot song, Is anybody Listening, Make Me Sick, Key to My Heart, and Ain't Goin' which features Day 26. Now go get this album!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
you guys need to buy this album i bought it myself and it's awsome. it includes damaged, bad girl, striptease, and more favorite songs. i love dk. they should make a third album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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