Four years ago, the Pussycat Dolls entered the music scene with an extremely popular album that had mainstream success thanks to multiple hits like "Don't Cha" and "Buttons.” The group, consisting of Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton and Kimberly Wyatt, hopes to dominate competition that has sprung up in their absence with their sophomore effort “Doll Domination.” Unfortunately, their new release doesn't have quite the same appeal of its predecessor, according to several reviews.
“Doll Domination” was released on September 23. The first single from the album, "When I Grow Up" peaked at number 9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and peak at number 2 in Australia.
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“We did a lot different styles of music… even some more alternative records. We explored more styles vocally and even included more vocalists, like myself and all the rest of the Pussycat Dolls who got to do our own songs which will be included on the extended album,” Melody Thornton told gaywired.com.
Unfortunately, the group's efforts to fuel album sales were not well received by several critics. According to the Los Angeles Times
, which gave the album one and a half stars out of five, “Doll Domination” does not live up to the group's first album. Likewise, Music OMH gave the album one star, stating that, besides the singles "Out of This Club" with R. Kelly and "Love The Way You Love Me," the album “reels off one clunker after another...this is an album heading straight for the bargain bins."
Meanwhile, the Pussycat Dolls is still busy promoting their sophomore album. The girls, along with their manager Robin Antin
, are also focused on how to keep “growing the brand.”
So far, Antin has created and hosted the reality series Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll
, which focused on searching for a new member for the recording group. Subsequently, she has also created and hosted Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious
and has come up with a lingerie line, a denim line and Pussycat Dolls lounges.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Los Angeles Times
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