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Burlesque dancers try to sound like pop stars.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Not the best role models for girls.


Nothing worrisome.


A lot of lusty innuendo.


A couple of sexist words used.


Inserts advertise clothing and cell phone accessories.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Nothing obvious.

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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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.

Families can talk 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
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 13 years old Written bybacon_103 April 9, 2008


I think that the PCD are overlly sexualized and their dancing is WAY OVER THE TOP!!! I used to like their song "Buttons" but when I listened to the lyrics more closely I relized they were basically saying take off all my clothes, I'm a prostitue. I think that the PCD are another one of those "girl groups" that can't really sing but they pretend to. I don't know, BTW (by the way) this is just my opinion and don't be getting mad at me if I dis ur favorite song or whateva cuz I think this whole thing is just sick the way people act (like celebs) and everything
Adult Written byWCD April 9, 2008

Oh, dear.

Shallow, monotonous, and tedious. What a waste of talented dancers.
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008


These songs are a waste of airspace on the radio. Dont buy the CD. Some of the songs are catchy, but it's just plain innapropriate for anyone under 15, I think.