TCG

TCG

by The Cheetah Girls
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Overview

TCG

Despite her appearance in the 2006 film Cheetah Girls 2, Raven-Symoné is nowhere to be found on the group's third studio album, TCG (nor was she on their live CD/DVD, In Concert: The Party's Just Begun Tour, released earlier in 2007), which is actually their first actual record, the first two being soundtracks to the accompanying Cheetah Girls films. That being said, the trio doesn't seem to have too much of a problem continuing its brand of super-produced, hook-driven suburban pop that's been thrilling Disney Channel viewers since 2003, and there's not much to distinguish TCG from any of the Girls' other releases. Which shouldn't bother fans too much, anyway, as most are probably looking for this same kind of strong, catchy radio-friendly music in the first place. The opener, "Fuego," while hardly "Latin" in any sense (the whispered "siempre" does not count), is upbeat and fun, while "Human" (written in part by hitmaker Kara DioGuardi) borrows heavily from "Ode to Joy," bringing a contemporary, slick R&B feel to the single-keyed piano line and swirling strings. This may be an album marketed to the teen and preteen set, but there's nothing childish about it. The lyrics, although not explicit or inappropriate, hardly try to tone down the love-heavy themes to relate better to their younger audience. Of course, this is the kind of things kids are listening to, anyways, so the Cheetah Girls are hardly doing anything daring by singing "adult-themed" material, but it fits along well with the rest of the album, which doesn't try to break from the pop mold, following the prescribed mixture of synths, programmed percussion, occasional funk guitar chords, and plenty of clean vocal harmonies. TCG doesn't push any boundaries, but that's not what it's trying to do, anyway, which means that fans of theirs should be pleased with the results.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2007
Label: Hollywood Records
UPC: 0050087103705
catalogNumber: 000030502

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cheetah Girls   Primary Artist
Bob Horn   Guitar
Tim Pierce   Guitar
JC Chasez   Piano
Kevin Kadish   Guitar,Track Performer
Kristal "Tytewriter" Oliver   Background Vocals
Theron Feemster   Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Matthew Gerrard   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Bob Horn   Engineer
Jon Lind   Executive Producer
Shelly Peiken   Composer
Luther Rabb   Composer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Nigel Lundemo   Engineer
Mio Vukovic   Executive Producer
Antonina Armato   Producer
Angie Aparo   Composer
Tse Williams   Executive Producer
Jolie Clemens   Art Direction
David Norland   Composer,Producer
Leah Haywood   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Tim James   Producer
JC Chasez   Composer
Daniel James   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Kiely Williams   Composer
Adrienne Bailon   Composer
Kevin Kadish   Composer
Élan Rivera   Composer
Steve Lunt   Composer,Producer,Vocal Editing
Bishop "Young Don" Dixon   Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Andrew Bojanic   Composer
John D. Norten   Engineer
Courtney Harrell   Composer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Phil Margaziotis   Vocal Engineer
J.R. Rotem   Composer
Greg Ogan   Engineer
Sabrina "Dorinda" Bryan   Composer
Kristal "Tytewriter" Oliver   Composer,Producer
Claude Kelly   Composer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
William Durst   Engineer
Melissa Wiechmann   Executive Producer
Emily Frye   Art Direction
RedOne   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation,Vocal Editing
Devrim "DK" Karaoglu   Programming
Soul Nana & Toka   Producer,Engineer
Theron Feemster   Producer,drum programming
Evan "Kidd" Bogart   Composer

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TCG 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ever since the first movie came out, I have been a Cheetah Girls fanatic. So when I heard that they had another CD out I snapped it up. The cool thing about this one is that, unlike the other soundtracks, this CD is about their own personal lives. So no more, Chanel, Aqua and Dorinda. Now it's Adrienne, Kiely and Sabrina.
This CD is full of catchy, up-beat tunes that make you want to get up and dance. There a couple of slower, more thought-provoking ones sprinkled throughout, though. These are the songs:

1. Fuego - This is a great song that makes you want to dance! It has a different sound to it, and I love the beginning! It's part hip hop, part Latin which makes a really cool song! 9/10

2. Uh Oh - This song is okay. The lyrics cover that over-used topic: having feelings for your ex, but it makes up for it by having neat music. It has a cool techno/hip hop beat that I really like. 8/10

3. Human - This is one of my favorite songs! Not only does it have a cool R&Bish sound to it, I think the lyrics are really good! 10/10

4. So Bring It On - First off I want to say I love the guitar! I really like how they sprinkled rock into this hop hop song. This is a really neat get-up-and-dance-in-your-PJ's type song, with fun lyrics! 9/10

5. Break Out This Box - This is one of the more serious songs I mentioned, although it's still a fun pick-me-up song. It's about breaking out of the old box, and living your own life. It has a neat beat that you can dance to, and the lyrics are so good! 9/10

6. Crash - I really like this song. It's about meeting a guy and things not working out, but it covers it using a car crash analogy, which makes for a really different, but cool song! It also has a neat beat, and I love to dance to it! 9/10

7. Do No Wrong - I LOVE THIS SONG! It's definitely one of my fave on the CD. The lyrics are average, but they execute them well. But the music is what really makes this song stand out. It has an awesome dance beat, that ROX! 10/10

8. All In Me - This song is really great! It's a very Saturday-night-in-your-PJ's kind of song. It's about having fun with your girls and how you don't need anything but yourself and your friends to have fun! It has a neat jazzy beat that you can't help but dance to! 10/10

9. Off The Wall - This song just plain ROX! It's a hip hop with a sprinkle of jazz and it has a really neat sound to it. It's about getting on the dance floor and off the wall! I love it! 9/10

10. Who We Are - This is another one of those songs with a more serious meaning. It's about digging deeper than just the material things in life, and realizing who you are as a person. It's really beautiful and I love the lyrics! 10/10

11. Homesick - OMIGOSH! I have to say I was so surprised by this song! From the title, and the few clips I heard, I thought it would be a sad song. (And it is, in a way.) But, the beautifulness of it outweighs the sadness. Obviously, as the name suggests it's about being homesick. But, the way it was written, (and btw, it was originally a poem written by Kiely!) really speaks to you. By far, my favorite song on the CD! 1,000/10
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