Pussycat Dolls: ‘Doll Domination: The Mini Collection’ Album Review

Artist: Pussycat Dolls

Album: Doll Domination: The Mini Collection

Featured Guests: A.R. Rahman, Missy Elliott

Release Date: 24 April 2009 (IRL), 27 April 2009 (UK)

Genre: World music, dance pop, electropop, R&B, alternative hip hop, bhangra music, pop rap, pop ballad

Peak Position: 9 (UK), TBA (IRL)

Strongest Track: Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)

Weakest Track: Whatcha Think About That

 

TRACK BY TRACK:
1.
JAI HO! (YOU ARE MY DESTINY) (with A.R. Rahman)
A thumping, international track from the Dolls’ with whispery hypnotic vocals from Nicole Scherzinger.
2. WHEN I GROW UP
A hyperactive electropop track, perfect for making that gruelling excercise regime fun!

3. WHATCHA THINK ABOUT THAT (featuring Missy Elliott)
Despite a slick bhangra sound and a catchy rap from Missy Elliott, this still doesn’t stop this song from being rather bland and boring.

4. PAINTED WINDOWS
Another electropop tune that sounds like a weaker cousin of Rihanna’s Disturbia.

5. I HATE THIS PART
An emotional and heartfelt ballad which really shows of Nicole’s powerhouse vocals.

6. HUSH HUSH; HUSH HUSH
A remixed album only track that starts off as a ballad before turning into an ’80s style empowerment anthem that samples Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive.

VERDICT:
Ah Deluxe Editions and re-issues! Music artists (and their managment) sure do love ’em! Yes, add an extra three or so hit tracks to an an album and there you go, you sell more and more units. However, PCD’s managment seem to be more kind than the managment behind Rihanna, Chris Brown and Duffy who basically re-released heir album with a few new tracks and bonus features if they were bothered. But we are in difficult economic times and rather than re -release the whole Doll Domination album all over again, instead we in the UK and Ireland get the four singles released here plus two new songs at a cheap and cheerful price.

This is a good decision because in the digital age we live in, one could easily download the 3 songs that don’t appear on the original album. However, giving us 6 fantastically produced and brilliantly catchy pop songs all for a small price of €3, this a fantastic buy without the boring filler tracks on the original album.
4/5


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3 Comments

  1. Gerard McGarry

    So, basically the four singles they originally released plus 2 (b-side?) songs. I like the idea of this, because sometimes a whole album can be a major disappointment, and at least you know what you’re getting with just the singles!

    Quite a good collection though – I’ve really enjoyed the Pussycat Dolls on this latest outing. I just hope Nicole sticks wit them (get it?) and doesn’t go solo again!

    1. RandomEnigma

      Yes the four singles but the other two songs are not B-Sides. Painted Windows is an entirely new song and Hush Hush; Hush Hush is a remix of a track called Hush Hush on the Doll Domination album. In fact Hush Hush; Hush Hush has been confirmed as the next single by the Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger.

      Uh-huh, she’s at that again! Haha it doesn’t look good that she’ll stick with the Dolls. Still, I’m sure they’ll reform if Nicole’s solo career bombs again! Sure she’s practically a solo artist with PCD anyway. The other Dolls are just like her backing dancers.

      1. Gerard McGarry

        Sure she’s practically a solo artist with PCD anyway. The other Dolls are just like her backing dancers.

        LOL! That’s why I can’t understand why she needs to be a solo artist. The music the Pussycat Dolls have released is fun pop, whereas Nicole’s solo stuff is forgettable R&B. With the Dolls, she’s got something unique, the problem with her solo stuff is that she’s competing with a much larger market with Beyonce et al.

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