Group invites fans into the “Doll House” with new album

After the success of their platinum-selling debut, the ladies of Danity Kane return with their sophomore effort, “Welcome to the Doll House.”

Formed on national television, courtesy of MTV and Sean “Diddy” Combs, the group comprises of Aubrey, Aundrea, Dawn, D. Woods and Shannon.

“Doll House” boasts a variety of tracks ranging from up-tempo dance tunes – “Bad Girls,” to soulful ballads – “Poetry.”

The album features collaborations with hip-hop artists Rick Ross, Missy Elliott and the head honcho himself – Diddy.

Producers Bryan-Michael Cox, Mario Winans and Danjahandz inject their creative juices into the album.

‘Doll House’ fails to stay in a specific genre because of its versatility.

Influences from hip-hop and R&B are present on the album, as is pop and rock ‘n’ roll. The quartet showed their growth vocally on this album in songs like “Is anybody listening.” Members had the opportunity to showcase their individual talents and growth.

The ladies also showed off their ‘coming of age’ with some racy lyrics in “Striptease.” The ladies croon about giving a striptease to a lucky guy. In verse one, Dawn sings, “Ooh, and I just can’t stop my clothes from falling down. And we’ve only got tonight, so make it count.”

This album may not be the ideal musical selection during a romantic night out with your significant other.

But songs like “Ecstasy,” featuring Rick Ross will definitely get you in the mood for a night on the town. On previous episodes of the fourth installment of the hit show “Making the Band,” the group expressed its unhappiness with the way the album was going. After pleading with Diddy to include more upbeat records, it eventually got its way.

Danity Kane is definitely making its presence known in the industry this time around. The single “Damaged” is receiving nationwide radio play and is a favorite on dance floors across the country.

“Doll House” will help Danity Kane shed the image of just another made-for-TV reality and move them more into the category of recording artist.

“Welcome to The Doll House” is an album that Bad Boy Records can be proud of.

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