The Animal Kingdom is full of sound. From the smallest single-celled creature,(Groove Amoeba) to the magnificent mountainous mass of the great Blue Whale,there is a world of elusive and exotic cadence lurking behind every beak, snout, proboscis mouth and muzzle. Sometimes within,sometimes beyond our range of hearing. Bird, fish, reptile, insect all enriching our experience with songs of almost infinite variation.
With the Pussycat Dolls' new album 'Doll Domination', however, evolution asserts its' own magisterial influence in a wholly winning way.
Make no mistake - Mammals make the best music !
These five fine examples of their species deport themselves here with addictive aplomb.
Marlon Mole thinks that the project is nothing more than a vehicle for
Ms Sherzinger's self-evident talents.
Lorna Ladybug considers it unseemly that these young ladies find it
acceptable to cavort wildly in their undergarments on National Television.
(Scatty and Gritz, the cubs, are wholly unperturbed by this
red-blooded behavior - they are in fact positively enthusiastic about it !! ).
Frankly the entire population of The Home Forest would appear to be divided on this one !
Words such as "product", "vapid", "shallow' and "fake" have been bandied about wantonly.
... BUT ! ... If "product" it is it must be said that Pussycat Dolls give Very Good Product indeed !
18 Songs - one or two a little on the mediocre side but on the whole a more than worthy showing.
Writing, production and performance coalesce in an almost organic way to reveal one of the year's most surprisingly uplifting albums.
Ms Sherzinger does of course have a magnificent voice and it is entirely correct that the spotlight should place her at the centre of the stage but her cohorts and guests, including the estimable Madam Elliot, Mr Dogg, Mr Kelly and various young gentlemen from The Block (among others), add surreal credibility to the overall impact of the entertainment.
Highlights include : "I Hate This Part" ( Ms S. at her very best ); the chugging urban clatter of "Takin' Over The World" ( Giving Destiny's Child a worthy run for their money ); "Out Of This Club", a slinky dancefloor smooch; "Whatchamacallit", a cracking dancefloor stormer and the throwaway but faithfully ebullient closing track "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps".
Heck ! Truth be told The Wolf loved it all !