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    CD Review: Doll Domination

    The Pussycat Dolls’ second CD, Doll Domination, stands for much of what its title implies: a shallow little world of simple beats, one-night stands and sub-par vocals. The Dolls make a half-hearted attempt at following the blazing trail of feminism lead by Ciara’s “”Like a Boy”” and Christina Aguilera’s “”Can’t Hold Us Down.”” But the Dolls’ “”Whatcha Think About That”” only begs the answer: Not much. The song’s beats are droning, the lyrics forgettable and the overall rendition makes Missy Elliott seem amateur.

    The girls did manage to squeak out a pleasant tune with “”Out of This Club,”” but the clash between pretty princess and raunchy clubber leaves mom’s worst nightmare standing in the aftermath, especially when you add R. Kelly to the brew. “”Happily Never After”” glimmers as the last ember of a successful music career.

    Domination’s obsession with electronic mixers, synthesizers and doodads is excruciatingly dull, paining the listener into such boredom that it’s difficult to distinguish the tracks from each other. The last song’s title fits so well – by that point, all you can say is “”I’m Done.””

    Star Rating: 1.5 out of 5

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