Review: Girlicious – Like Me / Stupid Shit

Like Me (COVER)Like Me / Stupid Shit is the debut EP of the American pop girl group Girlicious. It was first released on iTunes on April 22, 2008 (see 2008 in music), right after the finale of the reality television show Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, in which the group was formed. Both songs from the EP, “Like Me” and “Stupid Shit”, have successfully charted on the U.S. and Canadian iTunes charts, but not on any other charts. (Wikipedia.org)

Girlicious is exactly what the Pussycat Dolls needed to be. A shamelessly sexual, undeniably attractive, group of young girls who can all sing well and dance.

Like Me” is basically “Don’t Cha” 2.0. They both share similar messages and attitudes, but “Like Me” is fresh, younger, and more danceable. The harmonies are intricate and the singing is impressive, proving that you don’t need to be a weak vocalist to resort to selling sex.

The video for “Stupid Shit” is just as fun and ridiculous as the song itself. Natalie, who did all of the spoken word parts on “Like Me”, actually gets a chance to sing on this track and she does a good job. “Stupid Shit”‘s vibe is wildly infectious, carefully crafted, and causes me to forgive Girlicious for presenting themselves as void of any form of intelligence.

This EP makes me excited to hear more from them. And being affiliated with a TV show, and signed to Geffen records, gives them a strong roster of producers at their disposal. And, if they do it right, they could own the charts, just as their older sisters, the Pussycat Dolls, once did.

SCORE: B

KEEPERS: “Like Me”, “Stupid Shit”

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