Thursday, March 20, 2008

Making The Brand

The ladies collectively known as Danity Kane gathered together at Tenjune in NYC, NY to celebrate the release of their sophomore album Welcome to the Dollhouse, which was released this past Tuesday. Here are a few photos of the girls on the red carpet Tuesday night:

Photo credit: Splash News

I must confess, I am pretty in love with the first single off this album entitled Damaged. The first time I heard it I thought it was just alright ... by the third listen, I couldn't get it out of my head. I picked up the album on Tuesday and, again, I really like what I hear. I'm such a sucker for pop music that it doesn't take much to make me happy but this album really surpassed my expectations. I think it's a bit better than their first album ... whether that means they'll enjoy more success still remains to be seen. I've also been watching this season of Making the Band and I think there is something really endearing about seeing the girls as "real people" on the show and then hearing the finished product when it's all over. MTV does a great job of marrying episodic TV shows with music releases (you may remember that MTV was instrumental in making Ashlee Simpson's debut album such a big hit by showing episodes of Ashlee making the album in the weeks leading up to the album's release) ... they may not play music videos any more (well, not like they used to) but they are still very much in the music biz. Is the TV show tie-in a marketing gimmick to sell more records? Maybe. But in the end, I get entertainment value from both the show and the album so isn't it really a win-win situation? My only complaint is that Aubrey should lose the whacky multicolored dress that she's rockin' in these pics ... the cracked out ballerina look makes her look too much like Donatella Versace. [Source]