Recording information: Next Level Studios, Sherman Oaks, CA; Shortbus Studios, Century City.
The remaining members of Danity Kane -- Dawn Richard, Shannon Bex, and Aubrey O'Day -- survived the making of their third album, but in-fighting brought about another split, announced two months prior to the release of DK3. Produced primarily by the Stereotypes, who released the album through their vanity label, DK3 is a satisfactory parting statement. Brief and varied, it ranges from simplistic pop ballads to bland party anthems, but the songs that fall between those two extremes -- the Prince-inspired "Secret Lover," the sleek "Roulette," and the battering "All in a Days Work" all more R&B-oriented -- are among the group's best songs. ~ Andy Kellman