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4.4 out of 5
1.5K Ratings
1.5K Ratings
Music_4ever

Stylish Fun

For what it lacks, Danity Kane's sophomore album, "Welcome to the Dollhouse", is a strong and stylish release from the group. Overall, the girls seem more comfortable and grounded here then on their debut. Time and experience has proven to be a valuable asset to the ladies. The album opens with the dynamic "Bad Girl", which is rich with energy, and drips with electronic sensuality. The fast-paced "Damaged" has the girls singing about getting over a past love, and their voices blend magically as they harmonize over the creative beats of producer, Stereotype. When the album is done right, it makes for fun, playful, and often times, silly gestures of ear candy; this is well heard on "Pretty Boy", which is possibly my favorite track of the album. While the album has plenty of club bangers and energetic songs, the slowness of a ballad has not been overlooked. "Poetry" is not the best ballad released from Danity Kane, its lyrics run close to cheesy, but it is still a solid tender ballad for the ladies out there. Danity Kane makes the most of their mid-tempo jams although, with both "Strip Tease" and "Ecstasy" bringing 'on-the-sexy' and keeping the album from falling into dangerous repetitive territory. Obviously this album isn't supposed to be considered a masterpiece of its time, but music with an uplifting vibe such as this is greatly needed. Danity Kane has fought to create an album that, surprisingly, exceeds the level of mediorcrity so many of their peers seem to embrace. With Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Dance elements all found in their music, Danity Kane should have no problem broadening their listening audience with this well-crafted album.

mrdc

best album of 08

i just heard this Cd and its one of the best albums of 08 so far! the songs are ALL great with great vocals and crazy dance beats, and there are some nice powerful slow songs.this album is very different from there 1st but this one is sooo much better and thats thinkin that there 1st album was amazing and one of the best albums of 06.
This album is great with different types of moods,and u should def. buy it,

TrustBeat

great material showcases DK talent and range -- buy


It is so great to see how the snippets from the tv shows have become a wonderful set of songs.
And their growth from a shellshocked group from when that DJ called them "3", to the talented performers they are today is amazing. And I personally think it is valuable that they all appear to take the lead on different songs, so that they have a breadth of fun songs, which are all still stay consistent to the group.

On the downside...
I don't know if anyone would notice if Striptease, Is Anybody Listening, Key to My Heart and/or 2 of You were removed from the album... just not eventful songs to me. but I'm just one person.

Long story short though -- buy. . .and if you have been following the show -- definitely buy. It will be interesting to see if Day 26 has this much depth of good material on their album.

Best songs imo
Pretty Boy
Lights Out

Totally pleasant
Damaged
Sucka for Love
Secret Place Interlude (it's only a minute, but it's a good minute)

Anthems
Bad Girl
Damaged (seriously, how are ya gonna fix it, fix it fix it?) that's just plain catchy
Poetry

and Ain't Going is like a Day 26 teaser... so that's a win win.

About Danity Kane

The third group to be put together through the reality television series Making the Band -- O-Town being the first, Da Band being the second -- Danity Kane's membership includes five women who beat out hundreds of hopefuls. Chosen by music mogul and Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy, members Aubrey, Aundrea, D. Woods, Dawn, and Shannon sang, danced, and watched their competition stumble over two seasons of the series. By the end of the second season, Diddy decided this was the quintet who fit his dream of creating the next En Vogue or Destiny's Child. A third season chronicled the recording of the band's first album and the process of naming the group. During a June 2006 appearance on MTV's TRL, it was announced the group would be called Danity Kane, a reference to a superhero Dawn had created and sketched in the studio during downtime. The TRL appearance also announced the group's debut single was the club cut "Show Stopper" featuring fellow Bad Boy artist Yung Joc. With tracks from big-name producers Scott Storch and Timbaland, their self-titled debut hit the streets in August of 2006. After spending 2007 on a package tour with Christina Aguilera and the Pussycat Dolls, their second album, Welcome to the Dollhouse, landed in 2008. ~ David Jeffries

GENRE
Pop
FORMED
2006

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