Bursting onto the pop music scene with catchy chart-topper 'Don't Cha', The Pussycat Dolls are ready and armed to exploit the gap left in the market by the disbanding of Destiny's Child. Feisty on stage, vocally talented and already receiving the backing of a number of established names in the hip-hop genre, these six ladies have what it takes to be much more than one-hit wonders.

Their debut album 'PCD' is a well-thought out and nicely produced collection of tracks that is likely to appeal across a few musical genres, incorporating sounds that draw from many cultural influences. Just like 'Don't Cha', there are a number of tracks on this album that grab your attention instantly. Uptempo offerings 'Buttons' and 'I Don't Need a Man' seem certain to get much airplay in the future, while softer songs like 'Stickwitu' display the real intensity of spirit in the music of the six.

Already collaborating with the likes of Timbaland, Busta Rhymes and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, it's clear the direction these ladies are heading in. On first look, The Pussycat Dolls might not seem to be the most unique of girl groups to emerge in recent times, but they manage to provide a range of very distinctive tracks, blended with covers of some very popular hits here - putting their own original stamp on 'Hot Stuff', 'Tainted Love', 'Feelin' Good' and 'Sway'.

Slick, energetic and market-driven, The Pussycat Dolls' debut showcases an impressive range of vocal talent and plenty of tracks that promise to be crowd-pleasing dance-floor hits.

Linda McGee

Tracklisting: Don't Cha (featuring Busta Rhymes) – Beep (featuring will.i.am) – Wait a Minute (featuring Timbaland) – Stickwitu – Buttons – I Don't Need a Man – Hot Stuff (I Want You Back) – How Many Times, How Many Lies – Bite the Dust – Right Now – Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go – Feelin' Good – Sway – We Went As Far As We Felt Like Going