Pam & Dodi

Pam & Dodi

Pam & Dodi

MCA

If you’re in the market for a pop/R&B album by two choir voiced youths singing about paying bills, overcoming obstacles, expensive cars and clothes, Pam and Dodi should be a sigh of relief. However, if you’re considering their self-titled debut because of it being any different than anything else on you hear daily on the Top 40 station, drop it and run. The first single, “What’s Wrong,” is actually the best track on the disc, and that’s only because it has an old school soul base and mature vocals that extend the song’s possible audience just a little. “Don’t Have To” is so much like a Destiny’s Child song it borders on plagiarism, “I Appreciate You” tries to fit the ever classy word “ain’t” into an otherwise sweet song about long lasting love, “Nobody” features K-Ci & Jo Jo, but that doesn’t help much, the party song “Gotta Give It Up” leaves a lot to be desired, and the quasi-religious “Forgive Me” explains the fight between believing and not. There is a reoccurring theme of money struggles, depending on men (and being let down by them) and an overall feeling of being rejuvenated from a former bad life, a la Mary J. Blige. Pam & Dodi may have good voices and a few semi-talented people backing them but there’s nothing new, exciting, or original about their first disc, which leaves one hoping that unless they make some major changes, there won’t be a second coming.

MCA Records: http://www.mcarecords.com • Pam & Dodi: http://www.pamanddodi.com

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