PCD

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Burlesque dancers try to sound like pop stars.

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Kids say

age 13+
Based on 15 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Not the best role models for girls.

Violence

Nothing worrisome.

Sex

A lot of lusty innuendo.

Language

A couple of sexist words used.

Consumerism

Inserts advertise clothing and cell phone accessories.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Nothing obvious.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the Pussycat Dolls emerged from a burlesque act that reportedly took the L.A. club scene by storm; the songs are unapologetically sexy with lots of innuendo.

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Adult Written byAvril808 April 9, 2008
Adult Written byWCD April 9, 2008

Oh, dear.

Shallow, monotonous, and tedious. What a waste of talented dancers.
Kid, 12 years old April 10, 2009

BAD EXAMPLES

I guess the music is OK but these girls are HORRIBLE EXAMPLES FOR GIRLS!! HORRIBLE! They almost always wear really really mini skirts and there shirts are alway... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byc_13_06 April 9, 2008

bad!

beep is a very bad song 17+:(

What's the story?

The Pussycat Dolls' press release describes a group of starry-eyed young women who met in an unpretentious L.A. dance studio (that happened to be in Christina Applegate's garage), decided to get together and put on a show, then ended up taking the underground club scene by storm as a burlesque act, with none other than Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, and Paris Hilton sitting in at various times. The result -- the Pussycat Dolls' PCD album -- sounds like exactly what it is: a bunch of pretty dancers trying their best to sing like pop stars. But the thing is, their dancing talents just don't translate to singing.

Is it any good?

The promise of the first few tracks (featuring cameos by Busta Rhymes, Will. I. Am, and Timbaland) isn't kept as the album drones on with tedious drum machine tempos and monotonous arrangements showcasing limited, overprocessed vocals. The sincere but uninspired originals are bad enough, but when they gamely start rolling through covers of "Hot Stuff (I Want You Back)" or (ouch) a medley of "Tainted Love" and "Where Did Our Love Go?"...you'll find yourself longing for the full-tilt competence of the original versions.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the limp cover tunes on this CD, as compared with the original versions, all of which are way better. They can also discuss whether or not the Dolls would be making this CD if it weren't for their sexy stage antics.

Music details

  • Artist: The Pussycat Dolls
  • Release date: September 13, 2005
  • Label: A&M Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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